Photo credit: CHIHULY STUDIO

Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition launches Virtual Experience

The online exhibition will be available until Dec 31.

Charlotte Chang

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Published: 8 October 2021, 12:11 PM

If you missed the physical Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition at Gardens by the Bay, fret not, because it is now going online.

From May 1 to Aug 1 this year, award-winning artist Dale Chihuly’s installations were on display throughout Gardens by the Bay, some hanging from ceilings and some sitting on grass patches.

Due to the positive response from the public, Hustle & Bustle, the organisers behind Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom, have decided to bring the event online for an international audience.

“While the physical exhibition has ended, we hope to continue bringing joy and making art accessible to locals and international audiences alike with the introduction of this Virtual Experience component, who can immerse in and appreciate the stunning works of Chihuly,” said Michael Lee, CEO of Hustle & Bustle, on their partnership with Chihuly Studio.


The virtual exhibition includes a map as well to help users feel like they’re physically viewing the exhibition. SCREENSHOT FROM CHIHULY IN BLOOM.


Art fans can keep an eye out for their exhibition highlights, the Setting Sun and Moon, which can be found in the Meadow online.

A meticulous assembly of about 1,600 pieces of glass, the Setting Sun was specially designed for this event in Singapore to represent our sunny weather.

Moon, on the other hand, is made up of hundreds of irregular glass discs in shades of white, blue and opal. Initially made to sit at a vantage point resembling the real moon, in Singapore, it sits in the Meadow as well, just metres away from the Setting Sun.

More vibrant artworks to look out for include the Electric Yellow and Deep Coral Tower and the White Tower with Fiori in the Flower Dome, as well as the array of glass sculptures hanging from the bridges of the Cloud Forest.

The Virtual Experience of Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom is available for free here until Dec 31.

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