Payong Batik for bARTer trade for 5kg rice for Needy
Visual Artists and residents of Tampines, Bibi Fasihah Umar, Nashrah Amirah, Nur Hikmah gathered a few of their friends, some also residing in Tampines like Vanessa Mok, Noor Hanisah Binte Noordin, Nashuha Binte Shumasdi, Enn Ng along with Wan Siti Zulaikha Binte Rahmat, Faizah Binte Haji Shaik Abdullah Sahib, Muhammad Dzulhusnie Bin Ramlan, Mathew Wong and Fish Jaafar and together with the Community Arts and Culture Clubs (CACC) in Tampines GRC, they embarked on the project for PAssionArts Festival 2018.
The idea was for residents of all age and race to add colours and their co-creation through the Malay traditional art of Batik to form a colourful canopy of community spirit which will be displayed at Our Tampines Hub. This 1000 paper umbrella installation will also be in contention for the Singapore Book of Records for the largest batik umbrella display on 21 July 2018. In addition, residents who missed out contributing to the installation can take part at the onsite batik umbrella painting workshops. For each painted umbrella, participants can bARTer trade for a sack of 5kg rice to be contributed to needy families within Tampines and beyond.