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Instagram-worthy glass sculptures are coming to Gardens by the Bay

World-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly will bring his large-scale installations and sculptures to Singapore’s iconic Gardens by the Bay next month.

Instagram-worthy glass sculptures are coming to Gardens by the Bay

Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom will run from May 1 to Aug 1 at Gardens by the Bay. (Photo: Chihuly Studios)

Come May, there'll be another activity to add to your SingapoRediscovers itinerary. American artist Dale Chihuly, a trailblazer in his work with blown glass, is set to present his first major garden exhibition in Asia at none other than Singapore’s iconic Gardens by the Bay.

Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom will take place from May 1 to Aug 1, and will feature 25 large-scale installations, as well as more than 80 pedestal sculptures and two-dimensional works.

The sculptures will be shipped directly from Seattle, and will be installed on site in Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and outdoor gardens. 

Chihuly is an award-winning, multi-media artist known for his installations in museums, gardens, and public spaces around the world. While this is the artist’s first formal garden exhibition in Asia, Chihuly’s work has long had a local presence, being permanently displayed at Resorts World Sentosa and at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.

Exhibition highlights for Glass in Bloom include Setting Sun, and Moon, a large spherical installation which was last presented in the artist’s landmark exhibition, Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem 2000.

Setting Sun. (Photo: Chihuly Studios)

Visitors will also see Ethereal White Persians at the Serene Garden, and Cloud Forest Persians, a study in scale and translucency which debuted in 2019 at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, in London.

Ethereal White Persian Pond, installed in 2019 at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, in London. (Photo: Chihuly Studios)

“I’m thrilled to show my work in such a dynamic location in Singapore,” said Chihuly. “The natural world is an endless source for creativity, and it has been so inspiring to bring my work to life in this urban garden oasis.”

“We are honoured to be the first Asian national garden to play host to these stunning masterpieces, following the footsteps of other successful exhibitions in Kew Gardens, London and the New York Botanical Garden. With overseas travel still some time away, we hope locals will come experience these magical creations by one of the world’s most celebrated glass artists in the modern era,” commented Felix Loh, CEO of Gardens by the Bay.

Tickets can be purchased at this link. Early bird tickets to the Outdoor Gardens & Gallery (from S$12) are now available till Apr 20. Tickets to the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome (from S$20) and an all-access Shared Experience package (from S$27) will be available for purchase from Apr 21.

Guests may also use their SingapoRediscovers Vouchers for the purchase of tickets via this link.

“I’m thrilled to show my work in such a dynamic location in Singapore. The natural world is an endless source for creativity, and it has been so inspiring to bring my work to life in this urban garden oasis.” – Dale Chihuly

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Source: CNA/st(ds)

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