Payong Batik for bARTer trade for 5kg rice for Needy

Payong Batik for bARTer trade for 5kg rice for Needy

Advisers to Tampines Grassroots Organisations joined the residents by adding their co-creations during Tampines Learning Festival on 12 May.

Advisers to Tampines Grassroots Organisations joined the residents by adding their co-creations during Tampines Learning Festival on 12 May.

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.                  

Muhammadiyah Welfare Home

Muhammadiyah Welfare Home

IMAN Kindergarten

IMAN Kindergarten

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.

 
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Being able to share and create batik art with the members of the community helps me appreciate the role that art plays not only in self-expression but in the community, as a force for good.
— Visual Artist and Tampines resident – Bibi Fasihah Umar, 27
 
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Having the chance to share the art of Batik to the community as well as including a social impact to it made me realised that art can be a platform for community outreach where we are able to show to the community that such initiatives could be done in a fun environment.
— Visual Artist and Tampines resident – Nashrah Amirah, 25
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