Here's the space, where's the art?

A stretch of road outside the Geylang Bahru Town Council office (above) is one of the spaces available for artists to put up their artwork. Mr Francis Yeoh (left) has offered the 12m perimeter wall of his Sommerville Road home for public art.
A stretch of road outside the Geylang Bahru Town Council office (above) is one of the spaces available for artists to put up their artwork. PHOTO: NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
A stretch of road outside the Geylang Bahru Town Council office (above) is one of the spaces available for artists to put up their artwork. Mr Francis Yeoh (left) has offered the 12m perimeter wall of his Sommerville Road home for public art.
Mr Francis Yeoh (above) has offered the 12m perimeter wall of his Sommerville Road home for public art. ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

The National Arts Council has pre-approved 49 locations for artists to display their works under the Public Spaces for Art initiative, but the take-up rate has been slow

The next time you visit a neighbourhood sports stadium or market, you might just see colourful art on display.

These places are among 49 locations shortlisted by the National Arts Council (NAC), and pre-approved for art installations, under its Public Spaces for Art initiative.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 20, 2018, with the headline 'Here's the space, where's the art?'. Print Edition | Subscribe