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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ByWei 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 Park
Photo 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 pods
Photo 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 anxiety
Photo from Public Art Trust

Anamorphic Vibes courage
Photo 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 Park
Photo from @x3photos via Instagram

Dog on orange slices at Sengkang Riverside Park
Photo 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 Submarine
Photo from Public Art Trust
[ ] With Dual Possibilities by Vertical Submarine neon light installation
Photo from Public Art Trust
The [ ] 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 Perception3
Photo from Public Art Trust

This Time by Perception3 other side of the bridge
Photo 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 Ng
Photo from Public Art Trust

Hello Stranger by Dawn Ng side view
Photo 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 up
Photo from Finbarr Fallon

BOND by Jerome Ng and Zed Haan reflected words
Photo 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 Forest
Photo 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 Renhui
Photo from Public Art Trust

It Takes Time by Robert Zhao Renhui in the nighttime
Photo 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 daytime
Photo from Public Art Trust

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

YELLOW by James Tan and Petrina Dawn Tan when the sun sets
Photo 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 Lo
Photo from Public Art Trust

Temporary Escapism by Sam Lo all artworks
Photo 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 Chiw
Photo from Public Art Trust

間 (Jian) by Cheryl Chiw close up
Photo 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 Collective
Photo from Public Art Trust

Still Travelling by Laniakea Culture Collective poem
Photo 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 Ho
Photo 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 Lai
Photo from National Arts Council

Hey, How are You? by Weimin Lai at Seletar
Photo 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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