Art gallery pops up at void deck of Jurong West HDB block

Dr Amy Khor, Mayor of South West District, tours the Void Deck Art Gallery @ Gek Poh Ville with Mr Faris Basharahil (left), chief executive of non-profit arts enterprise Social Creatives on April 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Dr Amy Khor, Mayor of South West District, tours the Void Deck Art Gallery @ Gek Poh Ville with Mr Faris Basharahil (left), chief executive of non-profit arts enterprise Social Creatives on April 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
A woman walks pass the Void Deck Art Gallery @ Gek Poh Ville on April 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
A woman walks pass the Void Deck Art Gallery @ Gek Poh Ville on April 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
A man walks pass the Void Deck Art Gallery @ Gek Poh Ville on April 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
A man walks pass the Void Deck Art Gallery @ Gek Poh Ville on April 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
A woman and her child walk pass the Void Deck Art Gallery @ Gek Poh Ville on April 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
A woman and her child walk pass the Void Deck Art Gallery @ Gek Poh Ville on April 13, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Residents in Jurong West will be living and breathing art - literally. The void deck of a Housing Board flat in Jurong West St 73 has been transformed into an art gallery featuring more than 50 artworks done in a style inspired by Pablo Picasso.

Dr Amy Khor, Mayor of South West District, visited the recently completed Void Deck "Art Gallery" in Jurong West on Sunday.

The gallery was put together by DBS Bank, Hong Kah North Community Arts and Culture Club, non-profit arts enterprise Social Creatives and South West Community Development Council.

More than 600 people, ranging from students to teachers and residents, were involved in the creation of the art pieces which depict Singapore's culture and history over the past 50 years.