Sketch! My Queenstown with Chen Yanyun (26 May 2019)

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Commonwealth MRT Station

375 Commonwealth Avenue

Singapore, 149735

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By 2020, some 3,480 households in 31 blocks along Tanglin Halt and Commonwealth Drive will be relocated to Dawson due to Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (Sers). Tanglin Halt is one of the original five neighbourhoods in Queenstown and is home to Singapore's first planned industrial estate.

Organised by My Community, Sketch! My Queenstown is an immersive sketch walk around Tanglin Halt, where visual artist Chen Yanyun will be guiding participants around her childhood playground and introducing sacred sites in the neighbourhoods. In this community tour, you will also learn basic sketching techniques and discover the nooks and crannies in the neighbourhood which inspires your sense of self and community.

About Chen Yanyun

Dr. Yanyun Chen (b. 1986, Singapore) is an artist . She runs a charcoal-based drawing and installation practice, and her works respond to writing — fictional and philosophical — as well as aesthetic traditions and techniques. She was presented with the People’s Choice Award for “The scars that write us” at the President’s Young Talents 2018 exhibition at Singapore Art Museum and is the winner of the 2019 ArtOutreach IMPART Visual Artist Award.

Duration & Meeting Place

  • Approximate Duration: 2 hours (10.00am to 12pm)
  • Language: English
  • Please arrive at Commonwealth MRT Station (In front of Koufu) 15 minutes before 10am. The tour guides will be wearing yellow crown T-shirts with a conspicuous "Guide" at the back of the shirt.
  • The tour will proceed rain or shine. We have never cancelled our tours in the past 10 years, except for LKY.
  • The tour will end at Tanglin Halt Neighbourhood Centre, a stone's throw from Commonwealth MRT Station.

What to bring?

  • Bring along insect repellent, EZ-Link card, a bottle of water and an umbrella
  • Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.
  • Recommended materials
    • Pencils - 2B, 4B and 8B
    • A4 sketch book
    • Colour Pencils
    • Drawing pens or any ink pens
    • Kneadable erasers and pencil sharpeners (if you are bringing pencils)

Disclaimer

  • By agreeing to participate in the tour, every participant will be responsible for any injury, loss of damage due to careIessness of other actions on his/her part or that of children under his/her charge.
  • It is compulsory for a parent/guardian to accompany any child of or under the age of 12. children under his/her charge.

For updates:

  • Visit www.facebook.com/myqueenstown or www.mycommunity.org.sg for updates
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Commonwealth MRT Station

375 Commonwealth Avenue

Singapore, 149735

Singapore

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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