Music, Visual Arts, Festival

Seeing The Obvious

Organised by: 3Pumpkins
  • Date:
    15, 16, 22, 23 Feb 2020
  • Time:
    15 Feb: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    16 Feb: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
    22 Feb: 2:30pm - 6:30pm
    23 Feb: 2:30pm - 6:30pm
    Refer synopsis for detailed programme
  • Venue:
    55 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 151055
    55 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 15105555 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 151055
  • Language:
    English, Chinese
  • Admission:
    Registration required for Guided Tours and Artist Talk


Seeing the Obvious is a community place-making project that seeks to activate and transform public spaces in ways that connect people and create a sense of belonging. It is a component of arts company 3Pumpkins' strategic community development arts programme that aims to bridge intra and inter-connection among residents, social service agencies, and stakeholders in a neighbourhood of diverse communities to forge a sense of community belonging. First initiated as a joint project with Nanyang Polytechnic, the work received Cities of Love merit award (2018) for social sustainability.

The project taking place in Lengkok Bahru this year consists of 9 works installed all over the estate, created by students from Nanyang Polytechnic (School of Design, Visual Communication), artists Isabelle Desjeux and Farez Najid. The diversity of the works ranges from wall murals, floor graphics, transforming a shop into a pinhole photography dark room and exhibition space, and thumb wrestling tournament. All the projects include elements of co-creation with the communities and stakeholders in Lengkok Bahru, such as South Central Community Family Service Centre, Tian Xiang F&B (coffeeshop), and Lengkok Bahru Residents' Committee.


15 Feb
5:00pm - 6:30pm: Guided Tour
6:30pm - 7:00pm: Thumb-wrestling tournament

16 Feb
5:00pm - 6:30pm: Guided Tour
6:30pm - 7:30pm: Performance by Tok Tok Man

22 Feb
2:30pm - 4:30pm: "From Let's Go Play OutSide! to Seeing the Obvious", producer sharing by Lin Shiyun and Ong Guat Teng
5:00pm - 6:30pm: Guided Tour

23 Feb
2:30pm - 4:30pm: "Pinhole in the Neighbourhood", artist sharing by Isabelle Desjeux
5:00pm - 6:30pm: Guided Tour

Seeing The Obvious