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About the 2021 Art Exhibition
In its 53rd year, the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Art Exhibition provides opportunities for students to showcase their artistic talents and to promote Art appreciation in schools. The exhibition facilitates dialogues on ideas, inspirations and art processes among students artists and audiences in the school and community, with the aim of nurturing students to be effective communicators and self-directed learners. Held annually, it features artworks by students from Primary and Secondary/Junior Colleges/ Millennia Institute in alternate years.
Themed 'Artist and Technology', the 2021 exhibition invited student artists to reflect on how technology has impacted their lives. Over 3500 students from Primary Schools, Full Schools (Primary Section) and Special Education Schools (Primary Section) submitted more than 500 artworks via a range of media as artistic and creative responses to the theme. Through their artworks, many students emphasised the importance of safe and responsible usage of technology.
This year's exhibition is the first SYF virtual exhibition using immersive 360-degree technology. Members of the public will be able to view over 260 selected artworks set against a digitalised backdrop of gallery spaces within National Gallery Singapore. Specifically, the virtual exhibition is curated as an extension to the current exhibitions held at the City Hall Chamber and the Singtel Galleries that explore stories of the past. Building on the theme of growth and development, the virtual exhibition offers stories of the present and the future through a rich showcase of budding young artists' voices and expressions in the virtual realm. Collectively, the young artists' artworks reflect their identities and immediate environment, and also express their hopes and aspirations for the future.
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Note: The Virtual Exhibition is viewable via a computer web browser (latest version of Google Chrome) or mobile app. The mobile app will be available for download in the Apple App Store or Google Play from mid-July 2021.