Look forward to a series of exciting programmes that will enhance your Gallery Children’s Biennale experience, including captivating storytelling sessions, interactive movement exercises, parent-child sound exploration workshops and more!

Drawing Workshop with Sandra Lee

Sat, 10 Dec | 11am – 12pm (7-9 years), 3pm – 4pm (10-12 years) | Rooftop Studios

Join Conversations with an Octopus artist Sandra Lee as she leads 2 sessions of pen and ink drawing workshops. Learn to create illustrations just like the Octopus and the girl with the red shorts, share stories and bring your drawings to life with your imagination!
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Sleepy Time Tales

Sun, 4 Dec | 2.30pm – 3pm | Keppel Centre for Art Education

Get ready for a slumber storytelling session with Kamini Ramachandran as we wrap up Gallery Children’s Biennale!
Close your eyes, relax and listen to a story experienced through wireless headphones while inside Nandita Mukand's installation 'Because It Makes Me Feel ...'. Wear your favourite pajamas, bring your pillows and blankets. Don’t forget to bring something that makes you feel loved, safe, or just happy … it could be photos, soft toys, objects, or mementos.
Recommended for ages 4 -7 years.
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Drumming workshops by Damaru Singapore

Sat, 3 Dec & Sun, 4 Dec | 11am – 12pm, 3pm – 4pm | Rooftop Studios

Led by Damaru, Singapore’s School of Traditional Indian Drumming, don’t miss this chance to learn more about the parai, one of the oldest drums used in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This workshop invites children to understand its basic techniques and experience the joy of Indian drumming!
This workshop is recommended for ages 6 to 12.
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Drumming performances by Drum Feng

Sat, 3 Dec & Sun, 4 Dec | 2.30pm – 3pm, 4pm – 4.30pm | Padang Atrium

Start the school holidays with these high-energy beats by Singapore-based percussion ensemble, Drum Feng! The group will be performing a selection of music that responds to the themes and stories of Gallery Children’s Biennale, including a collaboration with student performers and award-winning Angklung artist and conductor, Faridah Jamal.

Finger Players Puppets Origin Stories

Sun, 11 Dec |11am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 3pm | Seminar Room 3 and 4

In conjunction with The Finger Players' Puppet Origins Stories - a written repository that details the history of the puppets that has been constructed in the company - this workshop invites families to have a hands-on exploration of the different forms of puppetry, such as Rod, Strings, Shadow, Object and Traditional Chinese Hand Puppets, as well as expand their creativity and imagination through storytelling. Using the various forms of puppets, the families will also be given the opportunity to devise their very own stories for these puppets.
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Call for Focus Group Participants

Sat 25 June | 2pm to 4pm | Ages 4 to 12 | City Hall Wing, Level B1, Seminar Rooms 1–4

Are you a parent with children between the age of 4 to 12? We would like to invite you to participate in a focus group discussion about your experiences at the Gallery Children’s Biennale! We are committed to inspiring our young visitors through art and would like to know what you thought about our online and on-site programmes.
Focus group discussions are limited to 10 pax per session. If you are interested to join them, please email programmes@nationalgallery.sg
Please note that all comments and viewpoints shared will be confidential. Refreshments will be provided.

Sound Makers by LittleCr3aturesTM

Sat 4 June | Multiple sessions | Ages 0 to 6

In this interactive workshop, learn the joys of making music by exploring sounds made using everyday items. There are three sessions to this workshop developed for specific age groups. This workshop is specially designed and facilitated by Dr. Natalie Alexandra Tse of LittleCr3atures™. Tickets will be available from 23 May. Each ticket admits one parent and one child, or one family of up to 4 pax.
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A BOOK FOR MAMA

Sun 8 May | 2.30pm

Join storyteller Kamini Ramachandran for a storytelling session inspired by one of the nine installations on site. This Mother’s Day, Kamini activates Joyce Ho’s installation A Day’s Book with a special picture book mini-workshop. Listen to a short story about a child’s handmade gift to their mother. Make your own little book with drawings and words dedicated to your mother. Limited seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Registration at the installation opens half an hour prior to the session.
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RESONATES WITH RESIDENCY

Apr—Jun 2022

Join resident artists PLAY! as they explore the theme "We the Children" through various performances and workshops.
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MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Singapore | The Purple Symphony

He Purple Symphony present a rousing performance inspired by the theme of "Diversity" and the Gallery Children's Biennale 2021.
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MOVE WITH ME!: A SOMATIC SERIES WITH VINCENT YONG

Sat–Sun, 2–3 Apr, 2.30–4pm and 4.30–6pm

Join movement artist Vincent Yong in a parent-child workshop inspired by works from the Gallery Children’s Biennale.
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Sound Makers by LittleCr3aturesTM

Sat 12 Mar, Multiple sessions

In this interactive workshop, learn the joys of making music by exploring sounds made using everyday items. Participants are also encouraged to bring items that you can find in the everyday environments. There are three sessions to this workshop developed for specific age groups. This workshop is specially designed and facilitated by Dr. Natalie Alexandra Tse of LittleCr3aturesTM.
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THE LITTLE TOE

In response to Illuminated by Nona Garcia, storyteller Kamini Ramachandran shares a spooky tale of an old woman’s search for mushrooms in the evening and the shadowy figures she encounters along the way. If you enjoyed this tale, you can come on down to National Gallery Singapore to encounter this installation, among others, as part of Children’s Biennale 2021: Why Art Matters.
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MOVE WITH ME!: A SOMATIC SERIES WITH VINCENT YONG

Join movement artist Vincent Yong in a parent-child workshop inspired by works from the Gallery Children’s Biennale.
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TIGER’S SEARCH FOR WISDOM

6 Feb, 2.30pm

Inspired by Dinh Q Le’s artwork Voices from the Center, storyteller Kamini Ramachandran shares a folktale from Vietnam. Discover how tigers lost their smooth golden fur and gained plenty of stripes! Take part in a simple paper weaving activity to complete the session. Limited seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

THE TREE’S LESSON

In response to Superstar by Singaporean artist Jeremy Sharma, storyteller Kamini Ramachandran tells the tale of a boy’s journey through a forest of trees, his encounters with magic and the lessons he learns along the way! You can also come down to National Gallery Singapore to check out this installation, among others, as part of Children’s Biennale 2021: Why Art Matters.
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THE MONKEY GOD AND THE MERMAID

In response to Calling for Rain by Khvay Samnang, storyteller Kamini Ramachandran takes you on a wild adventure of intrigue and heroism entitled The Monkey God and the Mermaid. This tale is inspired by the Reamker, the Cambodian version of the epic poem Ramayana. Join Kamini as she brings us all on a journey with these creatures as they try to save the day!
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MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Singapore | SNYO Percussion Ensemble

The Singapore National Youth Orchestra Percussion Ensemble present a fun and energetic performance inspired by their childhoods and Gallery Children’s Biennale 2021. 
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THE HARIMAU AND THE BEE

Inspired by BEHOME, an artwork by Speak Cryptic x ADDADDADD, enjoy the tale of the harimau (Malay for tiger), sang kancil (Malay for mousedeer) and all the adventures in the forest.
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MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Singapore | NAFA Percussion Ensemble

Students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Percussion Ensemble present music inspired by Gallery Children’s Biennale 2021. 
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RESONATES WITH FT. LITTLECREATURESTM

To celebrate the launch of the on-site exhibits in the Gallery Children’s Biennale, join LittleCr3aturesTM for an afternoon performance of sonic explorations!
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MOVE WITH ME!: A SOMATIC SERIES WITH VINCENT YONG

In this special parent-child workshop with movement artist and somatic therapist Vincent Yong, experience the artworks of Gallery Children's Biennale through a series of interactive movement exercises.
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SOMETHING RED! WITH KAMINI RAMACHANDRAN

Ensemble you help a little girl solve a riddle? Step into an enchanted world with storyteller Kamini Ramachandran and follow a little girl on her journey of discovery with friendly animals and the special colour red. Inspired by Sandra Lee's artwork Conversations with an Octopus.
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