From 29 April to 29 May, visitors can head over to the Malay Heritage Centre to view Rainbow Connection II, a collaborative outdoor installation comprising of 500 suspended solar light modules.
500 Solar Light Modules At The Rainbow Connection II
These light modules made from upcycled cookie containers and solar lights are co-created by local artist Lee Yun Qin and underserved communities. The units are designed and individually painted by beneficiaries from social service agency Brighton Connection based on two themes: “In the Woods” and “In the Deep”.
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Visitors can admire the various units rotating in the wind and lit up at night and the colours that the pieces “project” under the light. They can also spot the unique designs and interpretations of the two themes. The art piece is meant to be a portrayal of the social fabric that holds individuals together, painting a picture of solidarity amidst diversity.
Mr Alvin Tan, Deputy Chief Executive (Policy & Community), National Heritage Board (NHB), said: “The installation is part of NHB’s and MHC’s ongoing accessibility efforts to strengthen community connections by working with local artists to engage underserved communities and provide public spaces for artists and communities to showcase their works. In this case, we decided to collaborate and create an installation that would reflect our collective hope for a better future for Singaporeans and for Singapore as we further ease COVID-19 community measures.”
Where to see The Rainbow Connection II
The Rainbow Connection II installation currently encircles the Malay Heritage Centre’s fountain and will travel to MacPherson estate and Somerset Youth Park later in 2022.
To welcome more visitors to enjoy the light installation at night, the Malay Heritage Centre will be extending its opening hours from 10 am till 9 pm, Tuesdays to Sundays. The centre will be closed on Mondays. Admission is free. Visit the website for more details.