Arts&Health Festival

We celebrated our second Arts&Health Festival on 7 September 2017 with a line-up of performances, activities and exhibitions around our hospitals. The theme of this festival was “Journey”, as participants were led on a journey of lived experiences, memories and imagination. 

Joined by our community art partners from Adventist Activity Centre @ Golden Peony, Grace Orchard School, Jurong East View RC, Ren Ci @ Bukit Batok Street 52 and Singapore Cancer Society, the attendees took an art tour around our hospitals where they were shown their own artworks on display in the clinics, walkways and wards.

The highlight of the festival was the opening of “Love Blossoms from a Seed” – a community art exhibition showcasing over 30 cheerful paintings depicting garden scapes created over a four-day art camp by artist, Ranae Lee-Nasir and eight students with autism from Grace Orchard School. Showcased for the first time at the festival was also a series of more than 40 colourful floral prints and murals in the cancer clinic and chemotherapy bay, co-created by artist Mary Bernadette Lee and cancer survivors from Singapore Cancer Society. “Rise Above” was inspired by the resilience and courage of these survivors. 
Adding to the festival buzz was a display of 80 photographs shortlisted from more than 300 entries for the “Journey” photo competition, which was opened to staff, patients and residents in the Southwest District. Guests also tried their hands on paper art with spices and personalised tote bags with designs adapted from artworks on display in the hospitals. 

The festival brought colours and cheer to our hospitals, creating a conducive healing environment for patients, staff, guests and the community.

>> SEE ARTS&HEALTH FESTIVAL 2017 PHOTOS



We celebrated the creative collaboration among our patients, their loved ones, community, staff, and our local artists at our inaugural Arts&Health Festival on 1 September 2016. The event featured a kaleidoscope of activities, performances and an exhibition. 

Guests tried their hands at knot pattern art, paper art, and created personalised tote bags using silkscreen printing. We also launched the ‘Colour My World’ colouring book featuring 20 images of original community artworks around the hospitals. The Ngee Ann Polytechnic Strings Club and Hua Yi Secondary School wowed the audience with their repertoire and electrifying hip hop moves respectively.

The highlight of the event was the unveiling of the 35-metre mosaic wall entitled ‘Colours of Love’  Ě¶Singapore Book of Records' largest mosaic art wall in Singapore! Made up of 380,000 mosaic tiles, the wall was co-created by the community under the guidance of Singaporean mosaic artist, Nanette Zehnder.

Connections art exhibition showcased over 160 pieces of collaborative community artworks created by more than 1,500 staff, patients and the community since 2014. 

The Arts&Health Festival created a lot of memories, fun and laughter in our hospitals. We hope to add more colour to our healing environment with more of such events in future!

>> SEE ARTS&HEALTH FESTIVAL 2016 PHOTOS

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