Woodlands might not be a neighbourhood that people associate immediately with the arts and culture, but that could change this month.
The town up north is the focus of the latest Arts in Your Neighbourhood programme, a National Arts Council initiative that brings arts experiences to people’s doorsteps island-wide. Neighbourhoods that were featured previously include Yishun and Jurong.
The latest edition will see new works of public art and roving performances in Woodlands from today to 25 November. Popular homegrown design studio WHENIWASFOUR will also launch charming collectibles, dispensed from capsule vending machines, that will pop up in three locations in Woodlands.
The collectibles, each priced at $1, come in five designs, including a keychain, erasers, acrylic pins and a magnet. Those who collect all five designs may redeem a limited-edition Arts in Your Neighbourhood tote bag.
Each collectible is inspired by a landmark in Woodlands, or a common memory that people have of the neighbourhood. The inspiration is also the basis for a short fictional essay by Singapore writer Chen Xinda, which accompanies each collectible.