8 Parks In Singapore With Insta-Worthy Artworks Including Rattan Swings & A Neon Light Installation

8 Parks In Singapore With Insta-Worthy Artworks Including Rattan Swings & A Neon Light Installation

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By Wei Yin on 07 Apr 2021
Digital Editor

The Ulu Pandan Park Connector had beautiful pink Trumpet Trees blooming recently but if you are still on the lookout for more Insta-worthy spots amidst nature, you will be glad to know that there is a new art showcase planted across eight parks from Punggol to Jurong!

Rewritten: The World Ahead of Us is a free public art showcase with 14 larger-than-life installations along a 36km-long trail. These artworks by diverse artists will let you imagine a post-pandemic future and look forward to better days.

Read on to find out more!

#1 Sengkang Riverside Park

Rattan swing at Sengkang Riverside ParkPhoto from @heymissorange via Instagram

Every Seed Carries Within It The Dream & Blueprint of the Whole by Hunny & Lummy Photo from Public Art Trust

Every Seed Carries Within It The Dream & Blueprint of the Whole by Hunny & Lummy seed podsPhoto from Public Art Trust

Every Seed Carries Within It The Dream & Blueprint of the Whole by Hunny & Lummy features seed pods with rattan swings as a space for weary souls to recharge. These seed pods draw upon the idea that there is a seed of hope in every individual that has the potential to grow into something great.

Anamorphic Vibes anxietyPhoto from Public Art Trust

Anamorphic Vibes couragePhoto from Public Art Trust

Anamorphic Vibes by Adeline Loo and Cheong Yew Mun uses multi-hued threads intricately strung together by hand on aluminium frame to spell out the words "anxiety" and "courage". As you walk around the artwork, it reveals the words from different angles, acting as a reminder of how there will always be light at the end of the tunnel.

Mangosteen rest stop at Sengkang Riverside ParkPhoto from @x3photos via Instagram

Dog on orange slices at Sengkang Riverside ParkPhoto from @moch.moch.mochi via Instagram

Bonus: this is not part of the art showcase but the mangosteen rest stop at Sengkang Riverside Park is a must-visit when you are there! The mangosteen shelter makes a cute backdrop for your photos and the orange slices are perfect for you and a furry friend to rest on.

#2 Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

[ ] With Dual Possibilities by Vertical SubmarinePhoto from Public Art Trust[ ] With Dual Possibilities by Vertical Submarine neon light installationPhoto from Public Art TrustThe [ ] With Dual Possibilities by Vertical Submarine is an encased LED neon light installation shaped like a larger-than-life sculpture of an audio cassette. The redacted keywords invite you to mentally fill in the blanks based on your imagination.

This Time by Perception3Photo from Public Art Trust

This Time by Perception3 other side of the bridgePhoto from Public Art Trust

This Time by Perception3 features white acrylic sheets forming texts on both sides of the bridge. In the context of the pandemic, the texts direct your attention to where we are held apart, yet share a sense of longing. Beyond our current situation, the texts are a reminder of life's constant uncertainties and hopes.

Hello Stranger by Dawn NgPhoto from Public Art Trust

Hello Stranger by Dawn Ng side viewPhoto from Public Art Trust

HELLO STRANGER by Dawn Ng is a lenticular billboard nestled within lush greenery that starts off as a static sculpture, but evolves as you uncover its intended text by approaching from various directions and proximities.

#3 Ang Mo Kio Linear Park

BOND by Jerome Ng and Zed Haan Photo from Finbarr Fallon

BOND by Jerome Ng and Zed Haan close upPhoto from Finbarr Fallon

BOND by Jerome Ng and Zed Haan reflected wordsPhoto from Finbarr Fallon

BOND by Jerome Ng and Zed Haan includes a 4-part poem reflecting upon strength and solidarity. This emphatic cross between a sculpture and a pavilion reveals fresh nuances of how we connect daily in light of the new normal.

#4 Jurong Lake Gardens

When A Tree Becomes A ForestPhoto from Public Art Trust

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The When a Tree Becomes a Forest by Ang Song Nian installation comprises of 195 timber structures, each stylised as the Chinese character "木", which translates into wood or tree. This artwork symbolises collective strength and unity. Try viewing it from different perspectives and you might just spot different Chinese characters!

It Takes Time by Robert Zhao RenhuiPhoto from Public Art Trust

It Takes Time by Robert Zhao Renhui in the nighttimePhoto from Public Art Trust

It Takes Time by Robert Zhao Renhui tracks the development of a tree at Jurong Lake Gardens over 11 months. One side bears a message while the other presents a sequence of photographs of the growing tree. You may also notice a new light box getting illuminated, signifying a process of continuous growth and change.

#5 Punggol Waterway Park & #6 Lorong Halus Bridge

YELLOW by James Tan and Petrina Dawn Tan in the daytimePhoto from Public Art Trust

YELLOW by James Tan and Petrina Dawn Tan in the nightPhoto from Public Art Trust

YELLOW by James Tan and Petrina Dawn Tan when the sun setsPhoto from Public Art Trust

YELLOW by James Tan and Petrina Dawn Tan at the Lorong Halus Bridge is inspired by a poem and the first stanza lines the vantage point for dawn, while the last stanza faces the direction of dusk. The drapes give off a warm glow which resembles sunrise and sunset. This artwork hopes to encourage people to look beyond today and anticipate a warm post-pandemic future.

Temporary Escapism by Sam LoPhoto from Public Art Trust

Temporary Escapism by Sam Lo all artworksPhoto from Public Art Trust

Temporary Escapism by Sam Lo instills little doses of human touch that will remind you of shared experiences through simple interactions with each other and our surroundings. The 10 signages and one mural are distributed across Punggol Waterway Park with a dose of humour and aspiration.

間 (Jian) by Cheryl ChiwPhoto from Public Art Trust

間 (Jian) by Cheryl Chiw close upPhoto from Public Art Trust

間 (Jian) by Cheryl Chiw forms the traditional Chinese character '間'(jiān), and is a combination of the sub-characters '⾨' (door) and '日' (sun or day). It symbolises a  passageway to a brand new world of possibilities!

Still Travelling by Laniakea Culture CollectivePhoto from Public Art Trust

Still Travelling by Laniakea Culture Collective poemPhoto from Public Art Trust

Still Travelling by Laniakea Culture Collective comprises of a poem about migration, restlessness and refuge. Pause and view, and let this evoke empathy and aspirations.

Distance Will Bring Me Closer To You by Hanson HoPhoto from Public Art Trust

The Distance Will Bring Me Closer To You by Hanson Ho mural on a 32-metre long wall at Punggol Waterway Park uses its length as a metaphor to echo the message of the artwork!

#7 Lower Seletar Reservoir Park & #8 Luxus Hill Park

Hey, How are You? by Weimin LaiPhoto from National Arts Council

Hey, How are You? by Weimin Lai at SeletarPhoto from National Arts Council

Hey, How Are You? by Weimin Lai is a typographic work that poses a question to pave the way for a deeper connection. It's accompanied with thematic works written by local writer Yasira Yusoff and hopes to serve as a reminder to reach out to those you care about.

Visit these artworks at the parks listed above soon as they will only be there till 6 June 2021!

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