Create a unique solar powered light lantern from upcycled materials, and have your creations added to the Rainbow Connection II exhibition at Somerset Youth Park!
Open to youths aged 15 to 35 years, join us for a reflective evening with industrial designer and light installation artist, Lee Yun Qin, as she shares about journey of creating public art installations with underserved communities. Participants will also have the opportunity to create your own light lanterns with Yun, as we light up Somerset Belt with our hopes and aspirations.
No prior art experience required! Pre-register to secure your slot at https://go.gov.sg/rainbow27aug (walk-ins welcome, subject to available slots)
About the artist
An industrial designer by profession, Yun spends most of her working hours as a designer working alongside innovators to bridge technology and build irresistible consumer experiences. Through her designs, she hopes to create delightful experiences that people hold dear to their hearts. She first ventured into light art installations with MoonFlower which was showcased at iLight Marina Bay 2017. This installation went on to be exhibited to Bella Skyway Torun in Poland (2017) and Scottsdale Canal Convergence in the United States (2017).
Created with community partners, Rainbow Connection was first showcased at iLight Singapore Bicentennial in 2019, before travelling to Abu Dhabi, Hanoi and Poland.
About the exhibition
Rainbow Connection II is an outdoor installation conceptualised by local artist Lee Yun Qin and co-created with community groups from Brighton Connection. The installation comprises a total of 500 suspended solar light modules which cast prisms of colours on the ground and create a fantastical lightscape when lit up at night. The installation was on display at the Malay Heritage Centre in April 2022 and MacPherson estate in June 2022. It is presently at the Somerset Youth Park until 31 August 2022.