Singapore Contemporary Young Artists

Playing With & For The Community

loveLASALLE Open Night: Arts and the Community featuring talk by Jacquelyn Soo


Right after Jacquelyn arrived back in Singapore from Europe on 21st Oct, there was a talk on 23rd Oct about the community projects that SCYA has ran from 2011 to 2015.

Jacquelyn shared her work with SCYA to a small and intimate group of alumni and LASALLE students at LowerCase cafe.

(Below is the excerpt from the presentation slides)

What is Community Art?

Social questions/ Issues concerning the community is first addressed by the grassroot community. Any concern by the community can range from filling up walls with artworks to art therapy sessions and improvement to living conditions, public spaces in the community. Invitation of Artists or other Professionals is then initiated.
Support and funding from constituency, state and where necessary other private funding is also initiated.

Why seek Artists?
Arts is used for community projects to express and find answers to (social problems) in a non-statically, non-data approach. The arts provide a humane connection in seeking out the thoughts, feedbacks and feelings of the community group and therefore being able to allow the organisation to have an overview of the community group that they are helping.

Jacquelyn shared 3 category of Community Art Projects (accompanied with pictures) that form the basis of SCYA’s new approach to sharing young artists practices and presence in Singapore.

The 3 categories are:

  1. Pro-bono (Self-initiated) Community Art Projects: Rubbish is P(art) of Us!, Human Library project, Sum > Parts Exhibition.
  2. Collaborative Community Art Projects: HDB Teck Ghee Vista & Community Garden Sculpture,  PassionArt Façade Art.
  3. Commissioned Community Art Projects: Short workshops.

Jacquelyn also shared the process and form/structure of how each Community Art Project was initiated, planned and completed.

Long Term Projects
Initiation – Idea  – Investigation  – Target – Planning & Approaches – Resources – Workshops – Creation –  Appreciation – Reflections & Feedbacks

Short Term Projects
Initiation – Idea – Target – Planning & Approaches – Resources – Workshops – Creation –  Appreciation  – Reflections & Feedbacks

The evening also featured 2 other speakers; Sharlene (Communication Design, 2002) who runs Word Your Story and Zhane Tang (Music, 2015) recently debuted his Chinese single, 梦幻相逢.

For more pictures of the event night: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8qtL_DiBQviLW5FTlZUOV9RX2s&usp=sharing

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About scyablog

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!

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