Art on The Move: Bringing local art to the streets!

To celebrate SG50, we’re partnering with Art Loft Asia and 5 local designers to launch #ArtOnTheMove! From Jul 8 through Aug 14, we’re showcasing limited edition SG50 art on 50 uberART cars to benefit The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, which provides fully-sponsored arts training for young people from financially-disadvantaged backgrounds.. Wanna support local art? Here are 3 ways you can get involved!

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1. Ride uberART cars

  • Up through National Day, Uber will donate $1 to The Business Times Budding Artists Fund for every uberART ride taken
  • To request uberART, enter promo code ARTONTHEMOVE into your Uber app and request the ‘uberART’ option at the bottom of your app
  • uberART fares are the same as our low-cost uberX rates
Enter promo code ARTONTHEMOVE into your Uber app

Enter promo code ARTONTHEMOVE into your Uber app

Request the uberART option

Request the uberART option

2. Share #ArtOnTheMove on social media 

  • Take a picture of an uberART car
  • Post the picture on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter
  • In your caption, wish Singapore happy 50th birthday and mention:@uber_sing, @artloftasia, #ArtOnTheMove and #SG50
  • 5 lucky winners will each receive $50 Uber credit and a limited edition SG50 print on Aug 15

 

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Amazing Singapore by K Y Huang

Amazing Singapore – It’s a pun on the word “amazing” as the audience has to negotiate a maze to get to Singapore. It’s also designed along the red paper cut celebration theme. Looking at the painting carefully, one can see a slight shadow.

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The Kindness Crusader by ZXEROCOOL

Jonathan’s “The Kindness Crusader” is inspired by the various courtesy campaigns that have take place in Singapore since the 1980s. 
It is a pop art remix of Singaporean nostalgia and a tongue in cheek reminder for all of us to work hard and be nice to people, especially during our daily commute or on the road.

 

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An Exciting Singapore by Leo Liu

Leo uses the Merlion as the core of this artwork, highlighting Singapore’s national symbol. He includes various sizes and colours of clouds to decorate the Merlion, representing the advancement Singapore has made in the last 50 years. He views Singapore as modern, colourful, dynamic and exciting, with an open and embracing culture that has let people all over the world be a part of our beautiful country.

 

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Can Lah Shophouses by Sukeshi Sondhi

The Lah Series is inspired by the endearingly quirky Singlish. To Sukeshi, the term “Lah”, which is essentially devoid of any real meaning, is inherently expressive, and quintessentially Singaporean.

 

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The Gift Book #2 by Ernest Goh

One origin of the practice of gift-wrapping can be traced back to Furoshiki, a reusable wrapping cloth used to transport clothes, gifts and other goods during the Edo period in Japan. The ritual of gift-wrapping we know today has a completely different intention. Perhaps it is the look of surprise we hope to see when the recipient tears open the wrapper, or the air of mystery and desire that is created when we are given an unknown object.

In 1992, Professor Daniel Howard from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, USA published a study on the effects and motivations of gift-wrapping. He wrote, “gift wrapping, through repeated pairing with joyous events in people’s lives, has utility in cueing a happy mood which, in turn, positively biases attitudes”. This confirmed his hypothesis that a gift-wrapped item makes the recipient more favourable towards owning a gift.

Our natural environment is both the giver and the gift. But we, the recipients, have to appreciate and conserve it so that it can continue to give us the crucial resources we need to live. To celebrate this fact, here are a few gift-wrapping paper designs created with various elements from our natural environment. They include insects, butterfly chrysalises and flowers – specimens that either flew into Ernest’s home, or that he found in his garden or collected in and around Singapore. They say that to give is to receive, so he hopes these gift-wrappers will positively bias you and your intended recipient’s attitudes towards our natural world.

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