Stairwell of HDB block in Canberra Link decorated with rainbow lights on Christmas Eve

A merry sight on the night of Christmas Eve.

Nur Sabrina

Needs her space organised and clean 24/7.

Published: 30 December 2021, 1:09 PM

Canberra residents certainly got a colourful treat on Christmas Eve. 

On the night of Dec 24, a stairwell of a HDB block in Canberra Link was decorated with rainbow lights by local art collective Very Small Exhibition. The collective was started by three friends Wei Lieh Lee, Andrew and Joanne.

Very Small Exhibition’s latest work was titled “Very Momentary Exhibition 2.x (X’MAS)” and took place at block 504C from 9.30pm to midnight. 


Residents came down to capture the beauty of the installation. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@DARRENSOHPHOTO


Apart from sparking curiosity among passers-by, their works at public spaces aim to provide other artists a platform to experiment and showcase their talents. 

Videos of the artwork also appeared on other social media platforms like TikTok.

This isn’t the first time they decorated a public housing space. On Nov 20, a similar exhibition was installed at a HDB block in Clementi.

This piece took me 2 hours to setup, and then took down one hour later. It's very momentary, that's why it is special....

Posted by Very Small Exhibition on Tuesday, 23 November 2021

The group of friends also have an on-going light installation exhibition at Science Centre till Jan 2, 2022, from 7pm to 9pm.


The rainbow lights at Science Centre are definitely a great spot for some pictures. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/VERY SMALL EXHIBITION


Very Small Exhibition usually announces its upcoming works on their Facebook and Instagram accounts five days before the installation.

If you love lighted artworks and posing for the Gram, be sure to keep yourself updated about their next locations of the installations!

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