Menu A - Picnic: 6th Jan (Fri) / 8th Jan (Sun) / 14th Jan (Sat) Menu B - High Tea: 7th Jan (Sat) / 13th Jan (Fri) / 15th Jan (Sun)
Duration: 2 pm - 3 pm (60 mins)
Participation fees: $41
Located within the premises of Sculpture 2052, on top of the GrassLand next to the Shoebox Sculpture Landscape, the tour session promises a “break” from the hectic schedule of SAW activities, taking form as a leisurely PICNIC/HIGH TEA SERVICE.
Sightseeing Sculpture Guided Tours invites you, the sightseers, to experience sculpture like you have never before. Artist-docents enact the role of a Tour Guides, and more than 100 miniature sculptures as key landmarks - directing sightseers on a journey through the nuances behind the making, the techniques used to realise these sculptures, and also the history of key public sculptures in Singapore. Covering a wide variety of the sculptural practices of artists based in Singapore, the tour hopes to provide insight into the varied and disparate field of sculpture in Singapore.
WHAT TO EXPECT
These tours are part tea time snack service (from licensed kitchen); part performance; and part guided tour of the artworks at the Shoebox Sculpture Biennale 2023.
Lead Artist: Yang Jie
Associate Artist: Casey Chen, Xin Xiao Chang, Yeo Chee Kiong, Artists Caravan (Joey Soh & Ong Xiao Yun), Yellow Thatchery (Yang Jie & Syamil Dasuki).
Date: 7 Jan & 14 Jan (Sat) 2023
Participation Fee: $24 per pax.
This tour consists of two different trails:
Time Capsules of Now & Then 01
Tour will be guided by Artists Caravan.
Time: 10am to 12pm (Morning Trail)
Meeting place: National Museum Singapore entrance
Route: National Musuem Singapore → Sang Nila Utama Garden
Time Capsules of Now & Then 02
Tour will be guided by Artists Caravan
Time: 4pm to 6pm (Afternoon Trail)
Meeting point: Raffles Place Exit A, greens before The Providore Cafe
Route: Raffles Place → Collyer Quay
What makes one city different from the other? According to Edward T. McMahon in The Distinctive City, “A sense of place is a unique collection of qualities and characteristics – visual, cultural, social, and environmental – that provide meaning to a location. Sense of place is what makes one city or town different from another, but sense of place is also what makes our physical surroundings worth caring about.” As such, besides strategic urban planning, site-specific public art are punctuations that bestow diverse points of access into the site’s history and vision. This guided sculpture tour offers a narrative of the site, information about the sculpture and its site-specificity in an interactive and engaging stroll.
WHAT TO EXPECT
These guided sculpture tours will stroll through two CBD areas in the city. Participants will get to experience the site-specific sculptures and the environmental context that embraces it. After the tour, participants will gain a wider appreciation of public sculptures in Singapore’s urban landscape. Participants will also be gifted a trail map , a cartographic design with limited edition of 30 per trail, by two local artists, @Superduperd4n for Morning Trail and Long Yinghan for Afternoon Trail, as a token to revisit and share stories of these trails with their near and dear.