Spectrum is a community open house that will be taking place on the second weekend of every quarter. As part of Spectrum, there will also be Family Weekends, a whole range of fun-filled parent-child programmes that use the Gallery’s collection as a springboard to introduce little ones to art. The first will be taking place on the first weekend of the March school holidays (12-13 Mar 2016). This edition shines the spotlight on the idea of Singapore as our “home”, and explores what it means to us.

Spectrum the national gallery singapore

Below are some brief highlights of family-fun activities that are taking place:

  • Stories in Art
    Date: 12,13 March 2016
    Time: 3.30 – 4pm
    Let your imagination run wild with interactive storytelling by trained drama facilitators. Narratives delivered through performance storytelling will imbue familiar (or unfamiliar) artworks with a newfound sense of wonder.
  • Sketch Sundays
    Date: 13 March 2016
    Time: 3 – 4.30pm
    Through these artist-led demonstrations, families will be able to engage in drawing sessions in the heart of the galleries. Take some time to be inspired by the fascinating collections, and pick up some new skills along the way.
  • Drop-in Craft
    Date: 12, 13 March 2016
    Time: 11am – 6pm
    With an art kit and theme inspired by the Gallery’s collection, this activity invites parents and children alike to interact creatively through art-making.
  • Art Explorers
    Date: 12, 13 March 2016
    Time: 11am – 2pm
    This intimate programme invites young ones to see artworks in the collection from a different perspective. Focusing on the artists and their masterpieces, it involves hands-on activities and detailed observation techniques.

Family Fun At The National Gallery Singapore

In addition to these activities, there are also a wide range of other programmes at the Gallery over the weekend, including interactive performances, hands-on workshops and live demonstrations inspired by the Gallery’s artworks. You may find more information about Spectrum here.