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Artists Behind the Public Artworks

Public art is the approach towards art making that is defined and shaped by artists, working with and within the public domain. It is a place of enquiry and experimentation, where artists can respond to specific public spaces and engage the community in novel and interesting ways.

Learn more about the artists behind these impressive artworks.


leo hee tong

Leo Hee Tong (b. 1940) graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in 1960 and continued art education at Art College in Japan from 1973-74. He has since held a solo exhibition in Suma, Japan in 1973, and four solo exhibitions in Singapore. He participated in group exhibitions such as the 15th International Grand Prix of Contemporary Art at Monte Carlo, Monaco (1981), Artists Contemporaries De Singapore LE Grand Palais, Paris (1988), and in countries like the United Kingdom, the United States, Bahrain, China, Japan, Taiwan, and regional Southeast Asia. He has won many awards, with paintings held in private and public collections such as Istana Singapore, Macau Culture Charity, and Fukuoka Culture Foundation. His wall murals titled Towards 21st century is on display at the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Somerset MRT station.

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