During the Lunar New Year, Chinese households worldwide would often decorate their homes and doorways with red banners, spring couplets, paper cuttings, Chinese zodiac decorations, new year prints etc. These new year decorations add to the festive spirit and, in the case of new year prints, are believed to bar bad luck from entering, to offer protection and to attract blessings for their households for the upcoming year.
Titled “Blessings Come A-Knocking”, this lawn installation is a collaboration between the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and artist Ng Tik Ka (Tik Ka From East), a Hong Kong artist, illustrator and designer. It features two of the artist’s artworks “Eat Good West” and “Big War” and showcases his signature style of depicting familiar pop culture figures in the traditional style of new year prints.
This installation represents the memorial hall’s wish for protection against the trials and tribulations brought about by the pandemic for Singapore, and personal protection for Singaporeans against the COVID-19 virus. It also embodies our hope to enjoy more healthy and prosperous years, and gives thanks as Singapore continues to persevere on its path to live with COVID-19.
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
Hours: Lawn Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (daily)
Extended Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm on 28 – 30 January 2022, 1, 2, 12,13 February 2022
When: 11 Jan - 24 Jul 2022,