Singapore Street Festival to start its first street graffiti course

Electric Youth CoNNecTs, a training hub started by the Singapore Street Festival (SSF), will start its first programme in graffiti art in September.

The course, open to those 12 years old and above, will be taught by artist Sufian Hamri at his new studio at Aliwal Arts Centre. It aims to impart graffiti art skills to youths and reinforce the art form as a visual art beyond vandalism.

Fees are $3,000 for 12 lessons, and subsidised rates are $2,000. Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah, one of SSF's advisers, unveiled the new programme at a press launch of this year's SSF, which will run from June 7 to July 14 at various venues around the island.

The festival, in its 12th year, is a platform for Singaporean youth to showcase their talent in dance, singing, sports and other activities. This year's highlights include a contemporary Spanish dance that imitates the movement of insects, and a circus act.