3 art installations in Singapore's Civic District launched

3 art installations in Singapore's Civic District launched
Minister Grace Fu admiring one of three Public Art Trust artworks "24 Hours in Singapore" with a first-hand explanation by the artist, Baet Yeok Kuan (far right).
PHOTO: National Arts Council

SINGAPORE - Three art installations were launched along the Jubilee Walk in Singapore's Civic District on Wednesday (Jan 20).

They are the first three Public Art Trust (PAT) installations, which had been unveiled on Nov 29 last year. The PAT was established by the National Arts Council in 2014 with $10 million seed funding from the Culture, Community and Youth Ministry, and is a platform for cultivating and catalysing arts philantropy in Singapore.

The three works were conceived by four Singaporean artists to commemorate Singapore's golden jubilee. They are "24 Hours in Singapore" by Mr Baet Yeok Kuan, "Cloud Nine: Raining" by Mr Tan Wee Lit and "The Rising Moon" by Cultural Medellion recipient Ms Han Sai Por and artist-architecht Mr Kum Chee Kiong.

Also launched today was the "Art in the City - PAT Jubilee Walk Art Trail", a specially-created educational trail which introduces students to five public artworks in the Civic District.

Around 120 primary school students from St Joseph's Institution Junior, Admiralty Primary School and Naval Base Primary School were the first to participate in the educational trail.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Ms Grace Fu, who officiated the launch, said that public artworks add colour and vibrancy to Singapore's landscape.

"These installations tell a story about who we are, and bind us through the Singapore Story that they tell. I hope to see more of such public artworks in places where we live, work and play," she said.

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