Graffiti Art in Singapore is now legal?
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Item “Community” Mural
Created by Sam Lo
As seen in Shake Shack, Singapore, Singapore
Item Thian Hock Keng Mural
Created by Yip Yew Chong
As seen in ART + TRAVEL OF YC
Graffiti or Art?
Motorists may have noticed more wall murals popping up around Singapore in recent years. This growing trend seems to be gaining momentum. The government is starting to allow freer artistic expression by local artists.
Drivers can easily spot these art murals along Haji Lane, Aliwal Street, and Tanjong Pagar, outram park, little india amongst others, adding beauty, colour, and giving your eyes a break from staring at drab boring concrete buildings.
Recently, opportunities have started to get more people involved in street art. One such example is a project recently started by a group known as Thirtytwocm.
A New Take on Street Art
The project, Somerset by Youth, is part of the Orchard Road rejuvenation plan seeking to engage youths 35 and below to revamp “The Somerset Youth Belt”, the stretch along Somerset Road.
Before you read further, take a second to follow this project at on their Telegram group: https://t.me/somersetbyyouth
The first of its kind, Somerset by Youth (SSBY) aims to provide free mentorship and masterclasses for young artists, to reboot 3 empty walls in Orchard.
Aspiring artists aged 35 and below do not require any experience to register, and will be mentored by local artists: Sam Lo, Haikel Yusuff, and Ernest Goh from April to July 2021.
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The event will also feature a series of 10 free master classes by various local artists.
Ending with the inaugural launch of the wall murals by these artists and their mentees in September.
Follow SSBY on these channels:
Telegram group: https://t.me/somersetbyyouth
Tik Tok: www.tiktok/somersetbyyouths