Holon in Israel, also known as the City of Children conceived a unique environmental sculpture project in September 2011, in which leading Israeli artists were commissioned to create landscape sculptures inspired by popular Hebrew children's stories. Today, with 36 charming stories immortalized as public sculptures all over the city, the parks invite children and adults alike to laugh, peer through, climb and interact with these colourful intriguing pieces of art.
In partnership with Archifest 2013, Israel's Story Gardens: Where Words Come Alive celebrates the festival's theme, "Small is Beautiful" with an exhibition that pays tribute to art and literature – bringing stories to life in a garden setting. Size doesn't matter and beauty can come in small packages. Israel and Singapore are both small countries but their ideas are larger than life and both countries pride themselves in always presenting the very best – in the arts, cultural and design scene.
Step in to take a sneak peek into Holon’s brilliant Story Garden project, which celebrates literature, the natural world, and one’s imagination. Mini-landscape sculptures along with vibrant images of characters that are inspired by popular Israel children's stories have been displayed within the exuberant open space. Children will be able to enjoy storytelling sessions and craft activities, while adults and architecture enthusiasts can get an insight into the design and concept of the gardens in Holon.