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Fairs - 06 April 2017

Art With Heart

With our 2017 Singapore Spring Edition open this week, we wanted to take a closer look at one of the Spring fair’s most important features; it’s Let Art Speak Charity Feature Wall. A fantastic initiative, the feature furthers our aim to improve people’s lives through art.

Terence Tan, The rain is coming #0117, 2017, Chinese ink on rice paperWe have been supporting local charity The Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund (WHCF) for the past year and a half, and have helped them to raise over SG $32,000 (£18,310). WHCF is Singapore’s only tertiary psychiatric hospital and supports initiatives to help people living with mental illness in Singapore. 

Because of the stigma often associated with mental illnesses, we have been working together with WHCF not only just to fundraise, but to also raise awareness of their work through different features and activities at the fair. So this year’s Charity Feature Wall is the perfect culmination of art with heart!

The Let Art Speak Charity Feature Wall is showcasing 42 artists whose work works all span various different mediums, styles and expressions – so the artworks really do speak for themselves! Not only does it provide the selected artists an opportunity to exhibit their work at the fair, it also gives them a chance to do their bit for charity as 50% of each piece sold will be given to WHCF, while they take the remaining 50%.

Grace Ighut, Towering Senses, 2017Showcasing a rich mix of styles and mediums, priced at SG $500 (£286), the feature is a perfect opportunity for visitors to snap up an affordable work by an established name, or invest in a future talent – with pieces from emerging artists not yet represented by a gallery. We’re sure all our Singapore art lovers will find artworks this weekend that are good for the home, and the soul!

Funds raised from the Let Art Speak Charity Feature Wall will enable WHCF to introduce art therapy to more patients, and help them provide more art outreach through it’s youth programmes. 

If you are interested in learning more about this year’s Charity Feature Wall, then check out our full list of participating artists and selection committee, or speak to them at the fair!

Buy your tickets now to take art with heart home »

Homepage & main image: Zoya Chaudhary, Chole Kulche n' Others, 2016, Archival print on paper, 42x59 cm
Image top right: Terence Tan, The rain is coming #0117, 2017, Chinese ink on rice paper, 34.5x34.5cm
Image bottom left: Grace Ighut, Towering Senses, 2017, Watercolour and graphite, 32x42cm

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