Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth
2 August 2017

 We arrived at the Singapore Art Museum at Queen Street and the children were excited to see Miss Andrea. She gave the children a tour around the exhibit.

We arrived at the Singapore Art Museum at Queen Street and the children were excited to see Miss Andrea. She gave the children a tour around the exhibit.

 The first room that the children entered was where Lie of the Land by Bounpaul Phothyzan was. Metal bombshells from Laos have been repurposed as planters.

The first room that the children entered was where Lie of the Land by Bounpaul Phothyzan was. Metal bombshells from Laos have been repurposed as planters.

 Miss Andrea went on to explain that there are many bombs in the country and the artist created this art piece to show how people are able to overcome obstacles that they face.

Miss Andrea went on to explain that there are many bombs in the country and the artist created this art piece to show how people are able to overcome obstacles that they face.

 The children identified two different species of ferns.

The children identified two different species of ferns.

 The children identified two different species of ferns.

The children identified two different species of ferns.

 While walking to the next exhibit, the children observed that there were different animal footprints pointing them to the direction they had to walk to.

While walking to the next exhibit, the children observed that there were different animal footprints pointing them to the direction they had to walk to.

 While walking to the next exhibit, the children observed that there were different animal footprints pointing them to the direction they had to walk to.

While walking to the next exhibit, the children observed that there were different animal footprints pointing them to the direction they had to walk to.

 Lizard Tail by Hiromi Tango, a Japanese-Australian artist, was in the second room that they entered. Lizard tails were used in this art piece as the artist wanted to illustrate the lizard's unique ability to shed their tail when in danger and regrow its lost tail over time.

Lizard Tail by Hiromi Tango, a Japanese-Australian artist, was in the second room that they entered. Lizard tails were used in this art piece as the artist wanted to illustrate the lizard's unique ability to shed their tail when in danger and regrow its lost tail over time.

 Colourful textile; wool was used to create lizard tails all around the room.

Colourful textile; wool was used to create lizard tails all around the room.

 The pictures show Hiromi Tango moving a large lizard tail.

The pictures show Hiromi Tango moving a large lizard tail.

 Other children who have visited the exhibit have added on little notes on difficulties they have faced.

Other children who have visited the exhibit have added on little notes on difficulties they have faced.

 Where am I by Calvin Pang. Next they went on to see one out of seven clusters of mushrooms created by Calvin Pang, a Singaporean artist.

Where am I by Calvin Pang. Next they went on to see one out of seven clusters of mushrooms created by Calvin Pang, a Singaporean artist.

 Calvin intended for his art pieces to be placed around the museum as he noticed that many people rarely take the time to take note and appreciate their surroundings.

Calvin intended for his art pieces to be placed around the museum as he noticed that many people rarely take the time to take note and appreciate their surroundings.

 Real dried mushrooms were used.

Real dried mushrooms were used.

 The children spotted more clusters of mushrooms as they walked up to the second floor.

The children spotted more clusters of mushrooms as they walked up to the second floor.

 The children spotted more clusters of mushrooms as they walked up to the second floor.

The children spotted more clusters of mushrooms as they walked up to the second floor.

 Another Island by Nipan Oranniwesna.

Another Island by Nipan Oranniwesna.

 The children entered the third room and noticed tiny bubbles on the ground.

The children entered the third room and noticed tiny bubbles on the ground.

 The artist recorded his memories of Singapore through photos and sound recordings.

The artist recorded his memories of Singapore through photos and sound recordings.

 A total of 598 photographs were embedded in the floor and encased in a tiny bubble.

A total of 598 photographs were embedded in the floor and encased in a tiny bubble.

 Sound recordings of nature and voices of people in conversation with the artist could be heard from beneath the floorboards.

Sound recordings of nature and voices of people in conversation with the artist could be heard from beneath the floorboards.

 The Tree and Me & The Unborn by Nandita Mukand was in the fourth room. The artist was inspired by old trees that she saw in East Coast Park. She used newspapers coloured with natural dyes like coffee and henna to create the tree.

The Tree and Me & The Unborn by Nandita Mukand was in the fourth room. The artist was inspired by old trees that she saw in East Coast Park. She used newspapers coloured with natural dyes like coffee and henna to create the tree.

 She was inspired by the seeds she noticed while walking in the Spanish wilderness in Catalonia thus she used this to represent the unborn, the life that the seeds carry.

She was inspired by the seeds she noticed while walking in the Spanish wilderness in Catalonia thus she used this to represent the unborn, the life that the seeds carry.

 Close to 25,000 seeds and pods primarily from pine and cypress trees were used in this artpiece.

Close to 25,000 seeds and pods primarily from pine and cypress trees were used in this artpiece.

 It was explained to the children that they could revisit the exhibit and enjoy some of the books that were available in the corner of the room.

It was explained to the children that they could revisit the exhibit and enjoy some of the books that were available in the corner of the room.