Elephants, Birds, Flowers, and Drain Covers in the CBD

Working professionals often have little or no time for the arts. So what’s the best way to expose people working in Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD) to the arts? By bringing the arts to them.

Within Singapore’s Raffles Place Central Business District is a spacious lawn. This green rectangular lawn is an open respite for people working in the claustrophobic buildings that surround the green square. And this makes an ideal location to hold public events, road shows and art exhibitions.

Currently, the lawn is one of the public venues chosen for the Elephant Parade exhibition. During lunch time, throngs of working professionals in the area would visit the free exhibition. Trying to take a decent photo of the exhibition would be next to impossible as crowds would gather around the exhibition.

So one Saturday afternoon, I went back to take some photos.

Credits: uncle_jay

But the elephants are not the only exhibition. There is also a flower/bird exhibition by the Sculpture Society of Singapore.

Credits: uncle_jay

Yet, art exhibitions are not restricted to the lawn. Drain covers around the lawn are also used as canvasses to showcase the works of talented artists for a public awareness project initiated by the Singapore Public Utilities Board (PUB).

Credits: uncle_jay

written by uncle_jay on 2011-12-09 in #world #locations #raffles-lawn #expired #working #arts #art-and-culture #cbd #raffles-place #exhibition #raffles-square #xpro #singapore

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