e Chihuly, Ethereal White Persian Pond (detail), 2018, 8 x 26 x 20' Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, installed 2019, © Chihuly Studio. All Rights Reserved.

Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom to Premiere at Gardens by the Bay on 1 May 2021

e Chihuly, Ethereal White Persian Pond (detail), 2018, 8 x 26 x 20' Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, installed 2019, © Chihuly Studio. All Rights Reserved.
Dale Chihuly, Ethereal White Persian Pond (detail), 2018, 8 x 26 x 20′ Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, installed 2019, © Chihuly Studio. All Rights Reserved.

Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom will be presented at Gardens by the Bay from 1 May 2021 to 1 August 2021. The award-winning American artist is known for his work with blown glass. He will bring 25 of his large-scale installations and over 80 pedestal sculptures and two-dimensional works. It is also the artist’s first major garden exhibition in Asia.

But you may have see Dale Chihuly’s works in Singapore. There are large-scale permanent installations at Resorts World Sentosa and at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

The exhibition is organised by Hustle & Bustle, and supported by Singapore Tourism Board. This is the latest manifestation of the artist’s practice as he reimagines the landscapes of Singapore’s iconic Gardens by the Bay. The works are shipped directly from Seattle and installed on site.

Among the exhibition highlights are Chihuly’s majestic 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. Visitors will 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. These large-scale works, which measure up to 10 metres in height and weigh as much as 3600 kg, were curated and designed to complement the spaces within Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and outdoor gardens.

While this is the artist’s first formal garden exhibition in Asia, Chihuly has an existing legacy in Singapore with large-scale permanent installations at Resorts World Sentosa and at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Dale Chihuly is an award-winning, multi-media artist known for his installations in museums, gardens, and public spaces around the world. For more than 50 years, he has pushed the boundaries of glass, reinventing natural and man-made environments with his experiments in light, space, and form. 

Early Bird Tickets to the Outdoor Gardens & GalleryFrom S$12Early Bird Ticketing offers 25% off regular prices from 1 to 20 April 2021
Tickets to the Conservatories (Cloud Forest and Flower Dome)From S$20From 21 April 2021
Shared Experience package with access to all areas of the exhibition including the Conservatories, Outdoor Gardens and GalleryFrom S$27Available from 21 April
SingapoRediscovers Vouchers (for Conservatories and the shared experience package)Purchase via tickets.gardensbythebay.com.sg

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