Artwork in Youth Olympic Park
Did you know that all the artwork in Youth Olympic Park was derived from an art competition for local students aged 8 to 28 years old? Over a hundred entries were submitted, of which 27 were selected, to be used in the park. Keep a look out for these art pieces when you visit the park.
At the grand steps leading to the entrance of The Helix Bridge, visitors can read a poem titled 'Lion Heart' by 16-year-old Amanda Chong.
Visitors can walk through a landscaped maze, by 11-year-old Aniket Chavan featuring a 4.5-metre high "mountain" greeting visitors at the centre of the maze. The mountain was adapted from a drawing by 11-year-old Joyce Seah. There is a rock wall featuring 18 drawings by youths, depicting some of Singapore's famous icons such as The Merlion and The Esplanade.
The 'Emo-lightscape' was conceptualised by Mr Kenneth Tan, a student of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. It is an interactive 'hop-scotch' with tiles that will light up when stepped on.
Another interesting installation is by Lui Honfay, a student at the National University of Singapore, entitled "The Ribbon Seats". These seats are made out of metal and wood and have been carefully structured to resemble intertwined ribbons.
There is also a large Terminalia mantaly tree that is housed within 205 ceramic slabs, dotted with finger and footprints, representing the 205 National Olympic Committees that took part in the inaugural games. It was designed by Yeo Chee Kiong a local sculptor and Angela Liong, a choreographer. The ceramic slabs represent armour, shielding the tree from pollution and harm.