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Art Design Celebrated Artist Dale Chihuly to Hold Major Exhibition at Gardens by the Bay in May 2021

Celebrated Artist Dale Chihuly to Hold Major Exhibition at Gardens by the Bay in May 2021

Dale Chihuly  Ethereal White Persian Pond (detail), 2018  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, installed 2019 (Image: © Chihuly Studio. All Rights Reserved.)
Dale Chihuly Ethereal White Persian Pond (detail), 2018 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, installed 2019 (Image: © Chihuly Studio. All Rights Reserved.)
By Camillia Dass
April 05, 2021
Known for his revolutionary work with glass and his award-winning installations around the world, the Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom garden installation is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience

American artist, Dale Chihuly, who is an expert in his work with blown glass, will be bringing his large-scale installations and sculptures to Singapore's Garden's by the Bay from May 1 to August 1 this year. 

The exhibit, entitled Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom, will be the artist's first major garden exhibition in Asia and will provide local visitors the chance to experience his extensive artistic collection in person. 

(Related: How The Landscape Architects Behind Gardens By The Bay Connect Architecture To Nature)

Dale Chihuly, Temperate House Persians (Image: © Chihuly Studio. All Rights Reserved)
Dale Chihuly, Temperate House Persians (Image: © Chihuly Studio. All Rights Reserved)

Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom will reimagine the landscapes of Singapore’s iconic Gardens by the Bay with 25 of his stunning large-scale installations, as well as more than 80 pedestal sculptures and two-dimensional works.

His works will be shipped to Singapore directly from Seattle and installed directly in Gardens by the Bay.

This exhibit is also the first of its size to be hosted at Gardens by the Bay, making it the first garden in Asia to provide a setting for visitors to experience the works of Chihuly for themselves.

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Dale Chihuly  Silvered Red Bamboo (detail), 2008  Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville, installed 2010  (Image: © Chihuly Studio. All Rights Reserved.)
Dale Chihuly Silvered Red Bamboo (detail), 2008 Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville, installed 2010 (Image: © Chihuly Studio. All Rights Reserved.)

One of the highlights that Singaporeans can look forward to getting to see Chihuly's majestic Setting Sun and Moon installation. This is a large spherical structure that was last presented in the artist’s famous exhibition, Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem 2000.

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.

These installations, which go up to 10 metres in height and weigh as much as 3600kg, were specially curated and designed to complement the spaces within Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and outdoor gardens. 

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Dale Chihuly  Setting Sun (detail), 2020  (Image: © Chihuly Studio. All Rights Reserved.)
Dale Chihuly Setting Sun (detail), 2020 (Image: © Chihuly Studio. All Rights Reserved.)

While this would be Chihuly's first formal garden exhibition in Asia, he has also done permanent installations at Resorts World Sentosa and at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the past. 

Early bird tickets are currently available here till April 20. Additionally, residents will be able to use their SingapoRediscover Vouchers to purchase tickets from April 21. 

(Related: How to Donate Your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers to a Good Cause)

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