Arts residency pilot gives nursing home residents chance to discover hidden talents

An arts residency pilot by the Agency for Integrated Care and National Arts Council gave nursing home residents a chance to discover their hidden talents

Mr Teo Say Siong
Mr Teo Say SiongPHOTO: AGENCY FOR INTEGRATED CARE
Madam Lely Danam
Madam Lely DanamPHOTO: AGENCY FOR INTEGRATED CARE
David Yew Ah Hwa
David Yew Ah HwaST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Madam Fatimah Abdul Manap
Madam Fatimah Abdul ManapPHOTO: AGENCY FOR INTEGRATED CARE
Madam Joan Oliveiro
Madam Joan OliveiroPHOTO: AGENCY FOR INTEGRATED CARE
 Mr Lim Yi Wei (front row, far left), 45, Madam Ang Keng Nai (front row, second from left), 77, Mr Khang Tock Kwang (front row, far right), 88, and Mr Chee Tie Sing (back row, third from right, wearing blue top), 80, from Orange Valley Nursing Home (
Mr Lim Yi Wei (front row, far left), 45, Madam Ang Keng Nai (front row, second from left), 77, Mr Khang Tock Kwang (front row, far right), 88, and Mr Chee Tie Sing (back row, third from right, wearing blue top), 80, from Orange Valley Nursing Home (Marsiling)PHOTO: AGENCY FOR INTEGRATED CARE

Thirty art projects created by nursing home residentsare on display at the Sparks! Art Wellness Exhibition, which is on at Raffles City Shopping Centre until Sunday.

The pieces, which span art forms such as painting, sculpture, photography and digital media, were made between October last year and January by residents in nine nursing homes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2018, with the headline 'Art for the soul'. Subscribe