19 April 2023—Singapore Art Museum launches two new public art trails Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar and Singapore Deviation
Singapore Art Museum has announced two public art trails Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar and Singapore Deviation. The former spans various areas in Tanjong Pagar, such as Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Everton Park, and Duxton Plain Park, while the latter extends throughout Wilton Close, Commonwealth Drive, and Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal along the Rail Corridor.
While the works boast beguiling, eye-catching appearances, they also embody thought-provoking concepts that neatly respond to the present lives, histories, and inhabitants of their locations. Many of them are playful, tactile experiences, while others punctuate the landscape with larger-than-life structures.
We liked the idea of taking a jaunt through the various area and stumbling across artworks that invite us to look closer and be more present with the world around us, in contrast to how many of us rush from place to place each day. Both trails promise to be the perfect weekend activities, as many of the works are dotted around neighbourhoods that boast solid F&B and cultural offerings. (Our tips? Check out Nylon Coffee Roasters as you discover Diva Agar’s work at Everton Park and stop by DOPA for ice cream when you’re gazing at Isabella Teng’s mural over at Tanjong Pagar Plaza.)
Check out the public artworks in the photographs below!