Public art humanises the built environment. It provides opportunities for telling stories of culture and placemaking that connect the past with the present, and potentially the future. In Singapore, the Central Business District around Tanjong Pagar and Raffles Place is home to public art created by some of Singapore’s pioneer artists.
Harnessing the storytelling power of augmented reality technology, AR.T Trail invites the public to immerse themselves in the stories of six public artworks in this district. AR.T Trail is Singapore’s first-ever public art walking trail powered by Spark AR from Facebook. The trail is the result of a three-month-long collaboration between leading Singapore artists and creative technologists at MeshMinds. Re-discover the cultural and historical narratives through physical and digital layers and reconnect with the stories hidden in our urban environment.
Participating artists include Chua Boon Kee, Grace Tan, Han Sai Por, Kumari Nahappan, Robert Zhao and Yeo Chee Kiong.
Facebook event page: AR.T Trail
AR.T Trail is best experienced in daylight with a smartphone loaded with Facebook application. You may join a free public walking tour from 11 – 19 January 2020, led by Artwalk Singapore and Monster Day Tours.
Venues: Raffles Place Park, OUE Bayfront, One Raffles Quay, Marina One, East Tower, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
When: 11 - 19 Jan 2020,
Venue/Organizer: Singapore Art Week