Arts in Your Neighbourhood is back
Arts in Your Neighbourhood is back and better than ever, with 20 physical and digital arts programmes all over Singapore. (Photo: National Arts Council)

Arts in Your Neighbourhood is back

Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN) returns this month with interactive murals, a digital aviary, art installations, special activity trails, music and more.

This National Arts Council initiative, which takes engaging and immersive art out into the heartlands every March and November, has landed in Bukit Merah, Jurong, Marine Parade, Serangoon and Tampines, and runs until 28 Nov.

Presented as a mix of the physical and digital, AYN dishes up a total of 20 programmes and events including pop-up installations, interactive art trails and online performances celebrating the stories of local residents.

You are invited to reimagine what the heartlands could look like in Tales Under the Neon Trees or trace the development of Jurong from its humble swamp origins to the manufacturing hub it is today in the art trail, A Fisherman’s Dream.

Lost & Found: Serangoon is an audio-visual arts trail around Serangoon North tracing the micro histories and stories of Serangoon and its place names over time: from Sa Ranggong to Hwi Yoh, RAF Chia Keng, Ang Sar Li and more. Fusing original music, narrative and visual imagery, this is a love letter to a locality and a journey through a rich and imagined memoryscape.

Many AYN programmes encourage the public to make their own contributions. One of them is The Bird Colouring Social Club, a digital aviary inspired by bird singing competitions that once brought a little extra to life in Singaporean neighbourhoods. Simply colour in pages that feature Singapore’s urban birds, have your finished works scanned, and spot your creation in 3D in the exhibition’s digital aviary.

Make a French connection at two interactive murals – Livelyyy by French artist Guillaumit and Extra Ordinary by Singapore-based artist Mary Lee Bernadette – which come to life through Augmented Reality (AR). Immerse yourself in reimagined landscapes inspired by natural wonders nestled in the unsung neighbourhoods of Singapore and France. Help plants grow, keep insects in a virtual garden and see how the artists influence each other to create 3D variants of flowers and plants.

Headlining the online offering is Kampung Spirit, a lyrical opera inspired by Liu Kang’s famous painting, Life by the River.

Get more information about Arts in Your Neighbourhood here.

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