8 June – After 7 weeks of mural painting with 2 students from School for the Deaf led by artists Gerald Tay and Jacquelyn Soo, the mural at School for the Deaf is completed.
The mural depicts the remaining 14 students from 2015 – 2017 who have now moved on to places in Secondary, Polytechnic and Special schools. The 2 remaining students will move out of the school by end of 2017. The institution will be closed then. This mural is a special request by the school to leave a mark in the building to remind anyone who has had interactions and memories in the school. The wording ‘We Were Here’ is meant to signify the presence of all who have contributed to the school since 1963.
For more information about SSD and to read about it’s history: http://www.ssd.edu.sg/about.html
On the side note, in an effort to mark the end of an era for SSD, artists Jacquelyn Soo and Michelle Lai will be working on a collaborative Art Camp this November school holidays with the hearing impaired youths to engage them in an immersive, interactive art camp comprising of Art, Music, Yoga and Gardening. The youths will also teach hearing participants how to sign in their language. This would be a tremendously active project where we also invite the participants to share their collective activities/artworks in an exhibition sometime in March 2018.
We will update all details of the project in time.
Meanwhile, please enjoy looking at the mural painted by the students, teachers and artists.