Based on the theme “Connecting People, Correcting Perceptions”, illustrator collective Band of Doodlers returns with Noise Local Motif, a mentorship programme that fosters a sense of self and community through peer-to-peer learning. 29 youths will be working with Band of Doodlers and beneficiaries from Social Sector Organisations such as Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) and the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD) to co-create illustration works to be displayed across two trains on the MRT Downtown Line.
Jasmine Ang, a mentee shares, “I have always appreciated how drawing helps me express the world that I see, but I feel as if I have relearnt how to see the things around me after connecting with different groups of people through these sessions.”
Band of Doodlers (BOD) is a doodling community founded by Mas Shafreen in 2013 with his group of mentees under the National Arts Council’s The Apprenticeship Programme. It has now grown to over 200 artists mainly due to its inclusivity approach. BOD raises awareness on art through activation, believing that participation creates meaning with the ability to hold a marker being the only requirement to joining. BOD has since been involved in weekly live drawing and mural creation activities both locally and overseas for partners such as Google, Singapore Grand Prix, the National Gallery Singapore and the Hong Kong Asian Bankers Summit.
Venue: MRT Downtown Line
When: 22 Mar - 19 Apr 2019,
By: Noise Singapore