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LTA Has Launched the Gift of Art Programme, Invites Contributions from Organisations and Individuals

Transport Minister S Iswaran unveiled the Gift of Art programme at Shenton Way MRT station of the Thomson-East Coast Line 3 (TEL3) on Nov 1, 2022. (Photo: S Iswaran/Facebook)

Transport Minister S Iswaran unveiled the Gift of Art programme at Shenton Way MRT station of the Thomson-East Coast Line 3 (TEL3) on Nov 1, 2022. (Photo: S Iswaran/Facebook)

To create a more enjoyable and vibrant commuting experience, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has launched the Gift of Art programme on Nov 1, 2022.

The Gift of Art programme is an art donation programme established by the LTA, which complements the existing Art in Transit programme launched in 1997.

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LTA Launches the New Gift of Art Programme

First donated art pieces unveiled at new Shenton Way MRT station

Bo-Men Sculptures at Shenton Way MRT station of the Thomson-East Coast Line 3 (TEL3). (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

Bo-Men Sculptures at Shenton Way MRT station of the Thomson-East Coast Line 3 (TEL3). (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

Transport Minister S Iswaran unveiled the inaugural donations of the new art donation programme at the new Shenton Way MRT station.

Shenton Way MRT station is one of 11 new stations which began passenger service on Nov 13, 2022, under the third stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL3).

The inaugural donation features a set of three “Bo-Men” sculptures created by artist Daisy Boman, donated by port and supply chain group PSA International.

Upcoming Keppel MRT station to feature artwork by Australian artists

Bo-Men Sculptures at Pasir Panjang MRT station of the Circle Line (CCL). (Photo: LTA)

Bo-Men Sculptures at Pasir Panjang MRT station of the Circle Line (CCL). (Photo: LTA)

In addition to the inaugural donations by PSA International, a baby Indian elephant and a baby black rhinoceros donated by Keppel Corporation will be put on display at the future Keppel MRT station under the sixth stage of the Circle Line (CCL6).

The three-station CCL6 – which closes the loop of the line – will begin passenger service in 2026, connecting both HarbourFront and Marina Bay MRT stations.

The sculptures donated by Keppel Corporation are part of a 62-piece creation by Australian artists Gillie and Marc to “raise awareness of biodiversity, conservation and sustainability”.

Other organisations have expressed interest in the Gift of Art programme

Victoria School and Victoria School Alumni Association are also in the midst of creating artwork for the programme at the upcoming Siglap MRT station under TEL stage 4 (TEL4).

LTA mentioned in its news release that CapitaLand Group and Far East Organisation have also expressed interest in donating to the programme.

Organisations and individuals who are interested to participate in the Gift of Art programme may reach out to LTA at LTA-GoA@lta.gov.sg.



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Related Links
Thomson-East Coast Line – SGTrains
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External Links
Gift of Art Programme – LTA [Accessed 21 Nov 2022]
Creating A More Vibrant Public Transport System – LTA [Accessed 21 Nov 2022]
“#PSA 📢🚆 To create a more vibrant and pleasant commuting experience along our rail network, we’ve just launched a new #GiftOfArt programme which allows organisations and individuals to donate existing art pieces or sponsor artworks for public display at our MRT stations. 🛤️” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 21 Nov 2022]
“Want to see more art pieces when you ride the MRT?” – MOT/Facebook [Accessed 21 Nov 2022]
“Thank you PSA International for donating the unique art pieces at Shenton Way MRT station, as part of Land Transport Authority – We Keep Your World Moving’s new Gift of Art programme!” – S Iswaran/Facebook [Accessed 21 Nov 2022]


Images: S Iswaran/Facebook, LTA/Facebook and LTA.
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