Children's Biennale attracted more than 286,000 visitors

The Obliteration Room at the National Gallery Singapore.
The Obliteration Room at the National Gallery Singapore. PHOTO: NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - The inaugural Children's Biennale at the National Gallery Singapore came to a close on Sunday (Oct 8), attracting more than 286,000 visitors to the exhibition and its accompanying activities over four months.

This comes on the heels of Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama's blockbuster exhibition which closed on Sept 4 and drew more than 235,000 people over three months - a record for a single exhibition at the gallery.

"We are encouraged by the overwhelming response to our inaugural Children's Biennale - especially hearing the positive feedback from our visitors who made multiple trips to the Biennale," said Ms Suenne Megan Tan, director of audience development and engagement.

"The Gallery is always looking at ways to inspire young learners and nurture an interest in the arts from a young age and the Children's Biennale showcased how art can be fun, inspirational and educational to both the child and the adult."

With the theme of Dreams and Stories, the exhibition featured interactive artworks, installations and activities aimed at sparking the imagination of the young and providing bonding opportunities between parents and their children.