Visual Arts, Talk/Workshop, Open Call

PAssionArts Festival 2017 Workshop : Totem

Organised by: Tampines GRC Community Arts and Culture Clubs
  • Date:
    1 Apr 2017
  • Time:
    10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Venue:
    Our Tampines Hub, 51 Tampines Avenue 4, Singapore 529684
  • Language:
    English & Chinese
  • Admission:


Conceptualised by visual arts artists, Esther Ng, Francis Poon, Noc Vvyne Lim and Fish Jaafar as part of Tampines GRC PAssionArts Festival 2017.

Faces and cultural icons symbolising the various ethnic groups will be carved on wooden logs which will be displayed as "totems". Traditionally, totems are used as an identity for a tribe to band together and form strong bonds. Similarly, we want to unite the diverse cultural backgrounds of Singaporeans and create a single, powerful totemic identity which we can all be a part of.

The use of logs provided by Tampines Town Council also helps to spread the message of conservation, and encourage the practice of recycling materials.

We are expecting 400 students and parents joining in to carve and paint about 50 Totems.

Everyone is welcome to be part of this co-creation!

PAssionArts Festival 2017 Workshop : Totem