Month of July to September 2021 – We would like to thank PUB Singapore for giving ArtStories and the graffiti boys a chance to paint on their buildings this year. It has been a long time project starting from last year 2020 but was pushed back to this year due to covid restrictions. The boys finally completed a total of 8 brick wall murals and one 30metres tall mural featuring designs and portrayal of our PUB workers and team who dedicate their work life to keeping Singapore’s waters safe and clean to drink!
Please have a look at the photos and memories we shared.
August 2021 – Watch me demonstrate how to create a National Day Windmill just for our Nation’s 56th year celebration! All you need to create your windmill is coloured paper, straws, scissors, a pin, a pair of chopsticks, some sticky tape and an eraser!
Month of August 2021 – Marking the 56th National Independence Day of Singapore, I have created a ‘Singapore Flyer’ inspired installation to signify the ever progressing nation.
To celebrate all things Singapore and its culture, the installation features iconic images of our UNESCO heritage dishes, the symbolic HDB flats, the award winning and diverse range of greenery in the country as well as its harmonious and racial citizens.
The installation is a representative of the Nation and its citizens’ contribution in making Singapore a well-loved and internationally known country.
Installation is on site at SAFRA PUNGGOL till next month! Please pay a visit and win prizes!
Nov 2020 – Feb 2021: We were commissioned to paint a special mural for the new garden of Blk 25, Jalan Berseh in the theme of Singapore River/Waterfront scene.
Inspired by Artist Goh Chye Kee, a painter who paints mostly landscapes of Singapore, we had fused our mural with our own painting style/technique.
The mural started in November 2020 but due to consistent heavy downpour rains in Dec/Jan, a typical mural of 8 metres in length would have been completed in 2 – 3 weeks have now taken us until February 2021 to complete.
The mural is painted in a mix of wall paints and acrylic paints, varnished and sealed with lacquer to last the mural 2 years and more in an outdoor setting without direct exposure to bright sunlight.
I did not manage to capture many photos of our work in progress or the final mural, therefore these are the photos I have of the mural for now. If you wish to visit the mural, do head down to BLK 25, JALAN BERSEH OUTDOOR GARDEN to enjoy the mural in its entirety.
Mural painted in collaboration with Fiq Adella from Technique Movement Artworks and Dana Tan.
Month of March & April: We have completed the Mural at Dunman High School! It took us 4-5 sessions with the Art Club Students to create a mural base on their values: Honesty, Trustworthiness, Moral Courage and Loyalty.
There are four characters in the mural design that represents these values. See if you can spot them!
Artists who worked on the mural are Pooja Kanade, Felicia Mak and Jacquelyn Soo. Designed and edition by Felicia Mak.
20 July – ArtStories artists Jacquelyn Soo and Marla Bendini created a sculptural piece using an estimate of 600 bottles for the launch of Haddrell’s Honey. The sculpture was created in roughly 3 days and touching up on the event day due to a mishap of fallen bottles but we had managed to pull through and reshaped the piece to the final outcome.
1 July 2017 – ArtStories was invited to work with Yuhua CC for their plank art painting and installation this year. Our plank art is not any ordinary plank art design as we have combined the pieces into 3 large 4m scale wooden planks with pop ups which will be created into a 3D installation with lights and such.
Our fabulous artists Gerald Tay, Felicia Mak, Ian, Shafiq, Marla and Tanty worked really hard on this project with Tanty being the designer for the artworks and Jacquelyn coordinating and curating the work. Student volunteers had also helped in the painting process.
Residents were really pleased with their input and effort and we are always happy to be able to contribute and encourage citizens to take part in art.
The artworks reflect National Identity in 3 main themes: National Defence, Multiculturalism, The Marriage of Art & Science. This is a very generic and watered-down theme and concept for Yuhua CC but it was the themes that they could identify with. We hope one day Singaporeans would be able to include more open ideas about National Identity. We can do this through art and by being gentle about our process in educating and sharing.
The final installation will be displayed in August at Yuhua CC. I will update with more pictures then.
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.
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.