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#MeetArts Art in Action

Date: 17 June 2023 - 25 June 2023
Time: 10 am to 8 pm SGT
Venue: Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre, 30A Yishun Central 1, Singapore 768796
Admission: Free

About This Event

Inspired by Britain's Art in Action festival at Waterperry Gardens and Singapore's Arts in Your Neighborhood by the National Arts Council Singapore, #MeetArts held our very own Art in Action carnival to engage the local Nee Soon community with art experiences. Through Art in Action, we aim to strengthen the sense of community, cultivate interest in pursuing art, and feature emerging artists in Singapore.

Over 9 days of festivities, we showcased 58 artworks from our artists to commemorate the 58th National Day of Singapore. Other highlights include live art demos and art workshops. Admission is free. Registration is required to participate in the art workshops as seats are limited.

This event was featured by Zaobao, with Member of Parliament Ms. Carrie Tan gracing the event as our guest of honour. The event was well-attended by over 1,000 visitors and 16,000 online visitors.

Art Exhibition

We showcased 58 artworks at Broadway II to feature new and upcoming artists comprising 20 artworks from artists in the Singapore Prison.

Art Tour

Art tours were conducted every hour (starting at 10 am) to share information about the artworks and the artists from 17 June to 25 June, 10 am to 8 pm SGT daily. Admission is free.


Instagram Challenge: Stand a chance to be one of the top 10 entries to win $10 grocery voucher each! Follow @meetarts.official on Instagram. Upload a photo of yourself with your favourite artwork at our exhibition on Instagram between 17th June - 25th June 2023 and share why you like the artwork. Hashtag #artinaction2023 and #meetarts, tag us and 3 friends in your post! Ensure that the account is set to public so that we could read your entries.

Deep Dive Quiz: Embark on a captivating journey through our Art Exhibition with our captivating Deep Dive Quiz! Immerse yourself in the world of art as you observe artworks, draw insights, and put your knowledge to the test. By participating, you not only enhance your art appreciation skills but also stand a chance to win exciting prizes. The announcement of the winners of our Deep Dive Quiz will take place on 26 June 2023 via our Instagram handle: meetarts.official. To qualify for the quiz, please answer all the questions. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore art and win great rewards!

Live Art Demo

Did you know you can paint with drumsticks? Watch artist Khaitama paint an artwork with drumsticks and music in the background in under 20 minutes. He has performed locally, overseas, and even for President Halimah Yacob and President Tony Tan!

This performance was held on 24 June 2023 at 3 pm at the Hot Spot at the venue.

Art Workshops

Art in Action also offered participants respite from academic and work rigor through our many fun workshops! Proudly sponsored by #MeetArts, our emerging artists conducted 4 workshops for the community on 18 June 2023 (Sun) at Power Station II and 24 June 2023 (Sat) at Power Station I at the venue.

18 June 23
2:30 - 3:45 pm
Pencil Drawing by Mary Holder
Pencil drawing is a fundamental and versatile form of visual art. By using various techniques to create lines, shapes, tones, and textures, artists can capture a wide range of subjects. Pencil drawing is a great starting point to explore interest in other art mediums. Over 30 participants, both young and old, joined our Pencil Drawing workshop to unleash their creativity!

24 June 23
2:30 - 3:45 pm
Nagomi Art by Queenie Kou
“Nagomi” is a Japanese concept that means harmony or tranquility. The focus of Nagomi art is not the finished work but rather the creative process. This tactile art form involves using fingers and soft pastel to create art from the heart. Nagomi art is suitable for all beginners, be it the young or the old. Over 30 participants joined us for this gentle and fulfilling artistic experience led by a certified Nagomi Art instructor!

24 June 23
4:15 - 5:30 pm
Visualising Rhythm through Playnting by Khaitama
Infuse drumming with painting. Express yourself by striking the canvas with paint on a drumstick. Learn how a destructive action (striking) can turn into a form of creation (paint splatter). With background music, participants can vibe with the music and visualize their feelings on the canvas. Over 30 participants joined in the art jam for this unique art experience!

18 June 23
4:15 - 5:30 pm
Collage Art by Miliati Komaladi
Collage art is a visual composition created by assembling different materials and objects onto a surface such as photographs, magazine cutouts, or any objects you find interesting or meaningful. Stretch your imagination by playing with textures, colours, and shapes to express your ideas, emotions, and stories. Over 30 participants, both young and old, joined our Collage Art workshop to create their expressive artwork to take home!