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Public Artworks

Public art can take various forms, from 2D wall murals and 3D sculptures to performative and ephemeral manifestations of an artist's creative process.

More importantly, the conception and premise of the artwork is rooted deeply in the public sphere, where it is widely visible and freely accessible to all.

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Material: Granite Location: Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Building Duration: Permanent Collection: Urban Redevelopment Authority
The sculpture shows a trio of samsui women, identified by their characteristic hats and the loads they carry on their backs. Samsui women came to Singapore from the Sansui Province of China mostly between the 1920’s and 1940’s in search of jobs to support their families back home. The location of this sculpture outside the Urban Development Authority’s building is significant, as samsui women were mainly responsible for construction and industrial jobs during key development periods in Singapore’s history.
Location: Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Building View in OneMap
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