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​New Milestone For Art in Eldercare

Published on: 14-Mar-2018

Sparks! Art Wellness Exhibition is the first of its kind that showcases the artworks created by residents from Nine Nursing homes in Singapore. The exhibition is an outcome of a pilot Artist-In-Residency (AIR) project jointly organised by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and the National Arts Council (NAC) under the AIC Wellness Programme in collaboration with Assistant Professor Michael Tan, Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media. The arts residency pilot builds on existing AIC Wellness Programme visual arts activities, with the aim of taking the visual arts a step further in the Community Care sector. 100 nursing residents from 9 nursing homes working with 10 artists were part of this first-time arts residency pilot. This took place between October  2017 and January 2018. Through this initiative art projects include painting, sculpting, photography and digital media were introduced to the residents at various site.

The exhibition was opened by the President of The Republic of Singapore, Mdm. Halimah Yacob on 9th March 2018. Sparks! The project was also mentioned in Committee of Supply debate 2018 in parliament Cultivating a caring and inclusive society for all, Speech by Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, 08 March 2018.​

Art Wellness Art Exhibition is open to the public at Raffles City Shopping Mall, Level 3 Atrium from 9 - 18th March 2018, 10am - 10pm.

Media Mentions

Channel 8 News, 9 March 2018, 7pm

First-of-its-kind art exhibition showcases works by nursing home seniors, The Straits Times Online, 9 March 2018​

Artist Help the Elderly create art The Straits Time, 10 March 2018, P. B8

The Lian He Zao Bao, 10 March 2018​



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