Sights, lights and sounds as art installations open in Toa Payoh

Benson Huang, six, at the Sound Garden installation.
Benson Huang, six, at the Sound Garden installation. ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN
Jaden Koh (left), seven, and Justin Koh, 10, posing with the LumiArt installation.
Jaden Koh (left), seven, and Justin Koh, 10, posing with the LumiArt installation. ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN
(From left) Liu Yuting, Isadora Lim, and Isabel Lim hanging handmade art pieces on the Pipe Dreams installation.
(From left) Liu Yuting, Isadora Lim, and Isabel Lim hanging handmade art pieces on the Pipe Dreams installation. ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN

SINGAPORE - It was a feast for the senses as three large format art installations made their debut in Toa Payoh on Saturday evening.

LumiArt, Sound Garden and Pipe Dreams are part of the Bishan-Toa Payoh PAssionArts Festival Village at Toa Payoh Public Library.

It is one of 63 villages of the two-month long PAssionArts Festival, which began on July 12 and spans eight weekends with the theme "We Love Singapore".

The LumiArt installation comprises of six artefacts painted with SG50 related motifs using ultraviolet reactive paint and LED lights. They were made by local residents and artists.

It was officially launched by Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo and will be in place over the weekend.

Mrs Teo, who is also the adviser to the Bishan-Toa Payoh Grassroots Organisations, led the lighting up of the LumiArt installations.

The Sound Garden was constructed from recycled everyday items, while Pipe Dreams features a walkway lined with various trees crafted using PVC pipes.

It is also decorated with SG50 messages and wishes of local residents.

Also at the Festival Village is an art photo exhibition showcasing the nine facade art installations on the various HDB blocks, community clubs and commercial buildings in Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.