Playing With & For The Community
Rubbish is P(art) of Us
A Community Green Art Project/Exhibition
Official Opening: 25th November 2011, 7pm – 10 pm
Exhibition Runs: 26 Nov – 11 Dec 2011. Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Tue – Sat)
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre Block B, #03-08, 90 Goodman Road S 439053 | Free Admission
On 25 November 11 – Singapore Contemporary Young Artists (SCYA) is proud to present Rubbish is P(art) of Us, the first environmental art project by SCYA to raise awareness and foster community involvement on environmental issues through art. This exhibition will showcase two pieces of installation/collage artwork.
Rubbish is P(art) of Us hopes to channel the message that rubbish is inherent in our lives; it is a highly visible problem that is invisible. Singapore, a small nation with high consumerism needs to be aware that waste remains an enormous part of our natural and man-made environment even if they are hidden in our cultural landscape. A zero-waste project, 100% of the materials used are recyclable items that were donated from residents living in Mountbatten area where SCYA is housed at Goodman Arts Centre. These items are reminiscent of the olden times, from vintage cassette tapes to old-fashioned retro printed clothes. Painstakingly assembled by SCYA members, the disposed items deemed worthless will gain second life through Art; refashioned to narrate the fantastical landscape of waste after the apocalypse, when the environment can no longer sustain our lifestyles.
Jacquelyn Soo, Chairperson of SCYA says that “from the collection of recyclable items, we found out that the residents who donated these items are generally from lower-income level groups. It is heart-warming knowing that they willingly donated to this project instead of selling them to second-hand shops, reflects on their spirit of giving and recycling.”
SCYA educate the general public on the implications of having caught in a system that generates a huge amount of waste, and reminds that it remains all around us, and is part of us. Through this visual experience, SCYA hopes it will encourage audiences with new ideas for a more sustainable, friendlier, form of living.
Rubbish is P(art) of Us runs from 25 November to 11 December 2011 at SCYA Space (Blk B, #03-08 – 90, Goodman Road)