Bullying has long been a significant social issue amongst children and youth, exacerbated by the widespread use of social media today. In an effort to raise awareness on this topic, the National Heritage Board (NHB) is collaborating with the Singapore Children’s Society (SCS) to present Scribble Town, an interactive exhibition that brings the issue of bullying to light, and how to deal with it. Leveraging the curatorial expertise of NHB and SCS’ knowledge of issues concerning children, it also highlights the role of museums as safe spaces to explore challenging topics.
The exhibition follows the journey of three characters as they set off to save the fictional world of Scribble Town. Through their interactions, the illustrated exhibition invites visitors to reflect on words and actions that can have an impact on others.
The exhibition will be launched at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) before it makes its way as a travelling exhibition to different venues around Singapore from February 2021.
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
When: 30 Sep - 31 Dec 2020, 10am - 5pm Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays)