Singapore Contemporary Young Artists

Playing With & For The Community

HDB Heartland Ambassadors’ Community Sculpture

Once a notorious squatter district, Toa Payoh has undergone transformation over the past decades into a bustling town centre. Now, the heartland is welcoming a new addition to the neighbourhood– a multimedia sculpture involving sound, photography and painting.


Students on the Soundwalk around Toa Payoh Central.

A HDB Heartland Ambassadors Community Project organised by HDB and SCYA, involves Primary, Secondary and Tertiary school students working on a community art project. The tertiary students came together on 22nd December to work on the auditory aspect of the multimedia art piece.


Sound Artist Zai Tang presentation and explanation of sound workshop.

The 3 hour sound workshop, headed by artists Zai Tang and Eswandy Sarip, introduced the students to active and passive listening techniques and soundwalking – a means solely focusing on what we hear as we pass through different acoustic environment.

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Using digital recording devices the students explored the local area and recorded the different sonic elements that make up Toa Payoh’s community soundscape. They collected sounds from the neighbourhood (e.g. birds, market place, food court, parks etc.) and interacted with residents in the process.


The second step of the HDB Heartland Ambassadors Community Project will be the photography and painting workshop which will be held on 18 March 2013. Stay tuned for updates!
In the meantime, happy holidays and a happy new year!

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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: Like us on Facebook! Thank you!

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