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My heartland memories – A Community Art Project with HDB and Teck Ghee Vista residents


HDB approached us when they saw our Family Pictures exhibition early this year. They wanted us to work on a community art project with the residents. SCYA proposed to drawing workshop where our members teach residents how to make images of their estate and portraits of their neighbours using watercolour and painting materials. Along with the Residents’ Committee of Teck Ghee Vista, we spent 1 weekend at the estate on 24-25 March with facilitators Dan, Rachel Chan, Billy Soh and Sha Najak. The launch was on 21 April which was graced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

“The workshop was my first experience working with residents from Teck Ghee Vista. They were very nice and warm. The residents were curious with drawing skills and asked me questions about techniques. All in all, it was a pleasant day to spend with total strangers.” – Sha

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Singapore Contemporary Young Artists Project (SCYA) is a non-profit Art Society that highlights Contemporary Art by Young Artists in Singapore through several platforms in exhibitions, websites, talks, workshops & commissioned services. SCYA was initiated by Jacquelyn Soo who is an artist, curator and director for SCYA. SCYA has over 10 members in the society contributing ideas, activities to support the organisation. SCYA represents up to 70 Singaporean/PR Artists in their works. SCYA launched their first project in Nov 2008 with a website collaboration with FIVEFOOTWAY that featured 23 Contemporary Young Artists Portfolios on an interactive website. Since then, SCYA have had several collaborations and events organised with corporations, government institutions, NGOS and education institutions, Please visit our website for more details: www.contemporaryart.sg Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeContemporaryYoungArtists Thank you!

3 comments on “My heartland memories – A Community Art Project with HDB and Teck Ghee Vista residents

  1. Alexis Martial
    April 25, 2012

    Good to see not only such participation by residents but also so colourful and full of inner feelings paintings ;-)

  2. Alexis Martial
    April 25, 2012

    Need more of this everywhere to make our life as colorful as these :-)

  3. Billy Soh
    April 26, 2012

    Hi Alexis, thank you for the support and services that your company rendered to us for this project!

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