5 must-sees at Singapore’s first drive-through art show
If you are looking for a fresh and fun way to spend time with family and friends this week, consider visiting Singapore’s first drive-through art exhibition Moo Moo PARK. Held at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s open-air car park until 28 Mar, the exhibition features 3D installation art and augmented reality murals by local artists. The show is organised by the Centre, in collaboration with creative technology studio The MeshMinds Foundation. It can be experienced on foot or by an electric car that visitors can hop on at the Centre’s car park.
Here are five eye-catching murals from the exhibition, and the creative inspiration behind each of them:
Blossom by André Wee
This mural is a nod to the Chinese zodiac Year of the Ox, and artist André Wee has paired the namesake animal with plum blossoms, which symbolise perseverance in Chinese culture. The work conveys Wee’s wish that visitors to the show will experience a blossoming of new hopes and dreams in the new year and be able to persevere through challenges they face.
Flight Of The Phoenix by Danielle Tay
Hidden in this colourful mural is a phoenix, a beloved bird in Chinese mythology, known for its resilience and as a symbol of rebirth. This mural by artist Danielle Tay is inspired by the natural elements of earth, wind, fire and water. Tay hopes that visitors to the exhibition will imagine themselves as a phoenix rising from the ashes and emerge stronger in the new year.
Niu Niu by Howie Kim
This mural by artist Howie Kim draws its inspiration from the Chinese yin-yang symbol of complementary forces at play in life. In a nod to the Chinese zodiac Year of the Ox, Kim replaced the usual light and dark halves in the circle symbol with two oxen. He hopes that visitors to the show will pursue harmony in their lives in the coming year.
Grow Together by Puffingmuffin
This vibrantly coloured mural, which depicts an imaginary garden filled with quirky plants and fantastical creatures, is a celebration of our planet’s rich biodiversity. In creating the work, artist Candice Phang, who goes by the moniker Puffingmuffin, was inspired by the adaptability and the resilience of the natural world. The message of her work is simple: We must protect our planet and act now, or all that we may only be left with distant memories of the flora and fauna which once thrived on earth.
Through The Storm by ANTZ
This mural makes reference to the Chinese mythological god, the Dragon King, which is believed to rule the seas, and the ox, which is known for its strength. It depicts an ox seated on a large lotus, floating above turbulent waves and a dragon. The artist Anthony Chong, who goes by the moniker ANTZ, hopes the work will uplift visitors to the exhibition. He says: “No matter how turbulent the waters or winds may be, may we always find the strength to secure a safe and sustainable future for all.”
Get your tickets to Moo Moo PARK here.
(Photos: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre)