Friday, October 1, 2010

Salted Fish

We posted recently about our appointment as the exclusive distributor in Singapore and Malaysia for The National Art Gallery, Singapore (TNAG)

Among serious publications about art, TNAG will also be embarking on an ambitious children’s book publications programme. Their first children’s book has just been published.

Salted Fish is the first title of the Dreaming Art Series, which celebrates the enduring legacy of Asian artists through the creation of new art in picture books. For each title, a writer and an artist/ illustrator work together to produce a story featuring an iconic work of art.

Featured artworks, beyond serving as inspiration, come to life through fresh new interpretation and response. The series aims to provide fun and engaging avenues of introducing art to children. With every book, we aim to reach out to new audiences and enrich their connection with Asian writing and visual arts.

In Salted Fish, Lynn visits the National Art Gallery for the first time with her favourite toy Cotton Bunny. Both of them notice a funny smell in one of the rooms, and it seems to be coming from one of the paintings! What will they find when they look more closely? Come along with Lynn and Cotton Bunny as they embark on an unforgettable journey!

In conjunction with the launch of the book, there will be a Children’s Book Party to be held at the Singapore Art Museum on Saturday, October 2, 2010.

The programme includes story-telling performances, interactive art activities and admission to the exhibition.

Admission fee: $35 for a child and an accompanying parent. Each additional adult pays $12. The admission includes a pre-autographed copy of Salted Fish as well as a colouring book based on the artworks of the pioneer artist Cheong Soo Pieng.

Children's Book Party: Salted Fish
Date: Saturday, 2 October 2010
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Singapore Art Museum, Glass Hall)
Suitable for Children ages 4-7.

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