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Nak Kopi Tak? by Yellow Ribbon VAH

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Mixed Media

102cm x 76cm x 1.5cm

The question “Nak kopi tak?” (Would you like coffee?) was often thrown around in the artist’s home, a question that serves as a prelude to the members of his family sitting together, sipping hot drinks and enjoying each other’s company. There is also the time when the artist’s parents were teaching him and his siblings how to weave the leaves to make ketupat, the last significant memory of a family bonding activity. As such, this artwork explores the concept of interaction and bonding. A painting was cut into strips and woven together, interacting in a way which forms a pattern akin to the ketupat. Black and white ribbons weave in and out of the artwork to form the shape of a coffee cup. Through this artwork, the artist is saying he misses home

  • Height: 102 cm\nWidth: 76 cm
  • Frame Not included
SGD 292.00

Yellow Ribbon VAH


In line with the Singapore Prison Service’s mission to rehabilitate offenders for a safer Singapore, the Visual Arts Hub (VAH) was set up in Changi Prison Complex in 2009. VAH aims to give every inmate artist a blank canvas to re-paint his life, nurture his artistic potential, encourage creative insights and facilitate a positive change in mindset. Through the visual arts programme offered at VAH, inmate artists have the opportunity to unlock their potential and contribute to the community in meaningful ways.

Yellow Ribbon Singapore is a statutory board under the Ministry of Home Affairs which helps inmates and ex-offenders rebuild their lives and lower the recidivism rate through career and skills development, with an effective aftercare support network. Through championing second chances and rehabilitating ex-offenders, Yellow Ribbon Singapore hopes to achieve a safer and more inclusive Singapore where inmates and ex-offenders are adequately supported in their rehabilitation and reintegration journey.

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