Ground Up, In Between investigates what is the unique quality of a place that compels one to stay, and what draws new residents to it? Why is a particular landmark memorable?
Through drawing workshops, conversations and interviews with the community, the artists connected with residents that ranged from IT professionals, to artists, to SAF veterans. The workshops also considered ideas of camouflage in the landscape, as a tribute to
What emerged was a portrait of a warm, caring neighbourhood. Many valued their intimate familiarity of long-time businesses and community spaces, while welcoming new faces and facilities.
One landmark beloved by many of the residents was the Dragon Playground. Apart from its well-known appearance, they spoke fondly of playing in the sand pit, a feature that no longer exists in newer playgrounds. The exhibition incorporates the presence of sand in its design, in acknowledgement of this distinctive feature. Visitors can also view the artworks created during the workshops, and access the research done by the artists to gain insight into the views of Toa Payoh residents.
Venue: SAFRA Toa Payoh, Level 1
When: 22 Jan - 21 Feb 2021, 9am - 9pm