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Arts@HortPark

Love art? Join us in the Arts@HortPark initiative, a collaboration with the National Arts Council (NAC) where the community can participate in activities and programmes like mural painting, performances, visual arts exhibitions, and workshops conducted by local artistes.

 

HortPark is part of the NAC’s Arts and Culture Nodes Network, an island-wide network of arts and culture nodes for people to come together to participate in, enjoy, and experience the value of the arts in their neighbourhood.

 

Ongoing Programmes

Mural Painting

Nature’s Garden

Mural Sketch

Click here for the concept sketch.

Watch this space as Artist Yuen Kum Cheong transforms the wall at our Formal English Garden into a flourishing mural, in collaboration with students from APSN Delta Senior School and School of the Arts (SOTA).

This mural features butterflies that emerged from the same species of caterpillars painted at the adjacent English Cottage Garden. Once completed, there will be visual dialogue between series of two murals.

 

Title

Nature’s Garden

Artist

Yuen Kum Cheong

Location

Formal English Garden @HortPark

 

Botanical Art Exhibition

Making An Entrance

Wrightia Leaves by Loh Xiang Yun

Stemming from an interest in Man’s relationship with the natural world, Loh Xiang Yun produces dynamic forms of image-making which are informed by keen observation and careful execution. Over the years, she has created scientific botanical illustrations of herbarium specimens in pen-and-ink for scientific publications. In this exhibition, diagnostic features extracted from her drawings are enlarged and configured into large-scale prints of plant species and amalgamations of plant parts. Viewers are invited to explore this realm that emerged from Loh’s experiences of engaging with the world of botany through the perspective of a Scientific Botanical Illustrator.

Making an Entrance is her endeavour to initiate a conversation on the diversity of plants we share space with and illuminate the vital threads of co-existence interweaving living beings.

 

Title

Making An Entrance

Artist

Loh Xiang Yun

Date

5 November 2022 – 5 February 2023

Time

6 am to 11 pm daily

Location

Exhibition Gallery @ HortPark

Free Admission

 

Botanical Art Exhibition - Artist Tour

Loh Xiang Yun

If you can’t get enough of the exhibition ‘Making an Entrance’, join the artist, Loh Xiang Yun, as she leads you through the exhibition and shares more about her role as a scientific botanical illustrator and the process behind the pen-and-ink drawings.

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Botanical Art Exhibition - Artist Tour

Artist

Loh Xiang Yun

Date

19 November 2022

Location

Exhibition Gallery @HortPark

Two sessions are available. Registration opens on 1 Nov 2022.

  • Session 1: 1.00 – 1.45 pm Register here.
  • Session 2: 2.00 – 2.45 pm Register here.

 

Upcoming Programmes

Performing Arts

A Twilight Evening with The Lorong Boys and One Dance Asia

Twilight Evening@HP

Soak in the evening with The Lorong Boys hailed as society’s new revolutionary genre-defying musicians. Their mind-blowing versatility, technique, and talent will keep you on your feet for more!

Stay tuned for One Dance Asia’s original dance production of 'Alice in Wonderland', highlighting the intricate balances in our environmental world and how we can do our part for nature to restore peace and unity amongst Wonderland and its magical creatures. Bring your own picnic mat to enjoy the performances.

 

Title

Twilight Evening

Artists

The Lorong Boys and One Dance Asia

Date

3 & 4 December 2022

Time

6 pm to 7 pm.

Location

HortLawn @HortPark

Registration opens from 1 Nov 2022. Two sessions are available:

  • Session 1: 3 Dec 2022 (Sat), Register here.
  • Session 2: 4 Dec 2022 (Sun), Register here.

 

Workshops

Botanical Art Workshop

The Habit Of Your Plant

The Habit of Your Plant

Discover the intricate details of your houseplants while creating your own plant fragment packet with botanical artist Loh Xiang Yun. These plant fragment packets are a great way to organise your collection of dried flowers, leaves, seeds, and more.

Title

The Habit of Your Plant

Artist

Loh Xiang Yun

Date

14 January 2023.

Time 1.00 – 2.30 pm

Location

Ad Hoc Event Space

Registration opens on 2 Jan 2023.

  

Past Programmes

"City in Nature" Photography Exhibition - Students' Edition

A follow-up to last year’s “City in Nature” photography exhibition that featured the works of four professional photographers, this edition showcases forty works by aspiring youth photographers from secondary and tertiary education institutions across Singapore.

Through the lens of these young photographers, the rich biodiversity and lush urban greenery of Singapore are brought into focus. Each photo presents a youthful take on what it means for Singapore to be a City in Nature, and how nature is intertwined with the rhythm of our everyday lives.

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Photo credit: Cheryl Tan

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Photo credit:Yuka Faye Komatsu

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Photo credit: Liew Shan Yi

Title

City in Nature Photography Exhibition

- Students' Edition

Date

12 Mar 2022 to 12 Jun 2022

Opening Hours

6 am – 11 pm daily

Venue

Exhibition Gallery @HortPark

 

Botanical Sketching at HortPark

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Bring your own materials and enjoy the morning by drawing with your fellow botanical art enthusiasts! The Botanical Art Society (Singapore) will be conducting an informal alfresco sketching session at HortPark. Participants will be placed in groups and led by members of the Society to observe and draw plants.

Title

Botanical Sketching at HortPark

Conducted by

Botanical Art Society (Singapore)

Date

19 Mar 2022

Time

9 am – 11 am

Please note that this activity will be held on-site with safe management measures for a limited number of pre-registered participants; no walk-ins are allowed. Successful registrants will be notified via a confirmation email.

 

Registration has closed.

 

 

Human; Nature (by One Dance Asia)

They once lived in harmony, both Man and the Earth. Nature provided for Man and Man relied solely on the Earth’s fruits to survive. Man did its part to till the earth and to harvest its growth. They were once complementary and they thrived.

 

Urbanisation in Singapore has posed many challenges to Nature due to limited land space. This performance by One Dance Asia presents the vital importance of Man’s respect and appreciation for the nature that surrounds us. Human; Nature promotes awareness, harmony and the beauty of Man's intrinsic relationship with Nature through the Arts.

 

 

“City in Nature” Photo Exhibition

 

This photo showcase featured snapshots of nature in our midst through different perspectives – from various vantage points, to close-ups and even astronomical imaging! These are the works of four Singaporean professional photographers Darren Soh, Gareth Phua, Yeo Wee Han and Charmaine Yap, whose images will give you a different dimension to Singapore, our City in Nature.

 

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Photo by Darren Soh

 

Title

City in Nature

Photographers

Darren Soh

Gareth Phua

Yeo Wee Han

Charmaine Yap

Date

17 Oct 2021 to 16 Dec 2021

Opening Hours

6 am – 11 pm daily

Venue

Exhibition Gallery @HortPark

 

 

Botanical Watercolour Taster: Paint a Pear

 

Join Kelly as she teaches the basic skills of botanical watercolour painting. From brush techniques to still life painting, there's something for all art and nature enthusiasts to enjoy.

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Painting by Kelly Bassett

 

Title

Botanical Watercolour Taster: Paint a Pear

Conducted by

Kelly Bassett

Botanical Art Society (Singapore)

Date

15 Jan 2022

Time

9 am – 12 pm

Venue

Fruit Room @HortPark

 

 

 

Mural Painting

Nature’s Delight

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Finished mural by Yuen Kum Cheong

 

In collaboration with Bukit Gombak Eagles Interact Club and SHINE Children and Youth Services, “Nature’s Delight” is a celebration of the beauty of nature around us, its diversity and productivity, and the importance of nature’s sustainability. HortPark visitors (young and the young at heart) will immerse themselves in nature’s embrace while viewing this mural that features native garden creatures at larger-than life size.

 

Come check out this beautiful mural painting at the English Cottage Garden in HortPark!

 

Click here for the concept sketch by Yuen Kum Cheong.

 

Title

Nature’s Delight

Artist

Yuen Kum Cheong

Location

English Cottage Garden @ HortPark

 

About the NAC Arts@HortPark Arts and Culture Nodes Network

The National Arts Council’s island-wide network of arts and culture nodes is for people to come together to participate in, enjoy, and experience the value of the arts in their neighbourhood. HortPark is part of the National Arts Council’s Arts and Culture Nodes Network.

 
Last updated on 09 November 2022

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