Residents' art in the spotlight at Chua Chu Kang celebration of PAssionArts Festival

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong (centre, left, in red) posing with volunteers and the PAssionarts Festival event committee with an art installation made with 7,766 recycled aluminium cans showing the Singapore flag.
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong (centre, left, in red) posing with volunteers and the PAssionarts Festival event committee with an art installation made with 7,766 recycled aluminium cans showing the Singapore flag.PHOTO: DANIEL NEO FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
The art facade on Block 26 Teck Whye Lane, which was done up by residents as part of the PAssionarts Festival celebration.
The art facade on Block 26 Teck Whye Lane, which was done up by residents as part of the PAssionarts Festival celebration.PHOTO: DANIEL NEO FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - Chua Chu Kang Community Club was transformed into a colourful festival village on Sunday morning for the PAssionArts Festival, with a ground art installation and craft booths for residents.

The 1.5 month-long festival celebrates SG50 in various locations around Singapore, and the Chua Chu Kang event, organised by the neighbourhood's Citizens' Consultative Committee and Community Arts and Culture Clubs, featured the launch of a giant artwork on the facade of Block 26 Teck Whye Lane.

The mural was put together by 100 residents during workshops in June and July, led by visual artist Danya Yu. It chronicles the area's history of farming and its development over the past 50 years.

A total of 200 residents and students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West also created a ground art installation using 7,766 recycled aluminium cans to form the Singapore flag.

Chua Chu Kang GRC MP and Health Minister Gan Kim Yong attended Sunday's event.