Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre (HYC) presents its latest exhibition, Stay Home Quilt: Story Exhibition.
Before Circuit Breaker kicked in, borders were closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Family and friends were separated during the unprecedented crisis, not knowing when they would ever see each other again. Locally, it was not easy to meet each other too as gatherings of more than 10 people were prohibited. In this predicament, the Stay Home Quilt community art project was born.
Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre (HYC) and 3Pumpkins took the lead of artist Jimmy Ong in organising the project that honours the plight many migrant workers found themselves in – being forced to stay in dormitories miles away from home, and not knowing what tomorrow might bring. The exhibition seeks to promote mutual understanding among different community groups such as local residents, migrant workers in dormitories, workers from Malaysia stranded in Singapore, and other work pass holders who have found themselves separated from their loved ones.
Together with fringe activities to celebrate Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre’s first anniversary, Stay Home Quilt: Story Exhibition will be launched on 30 November 2020. Apart from displaying patchworks and a Javanese quilt “home”, you can also expect to see a series of photographs that form the project’s timeline and videos featuring interviews of the artists and participants. Part of the exhibition includes Post a Card where visitors can write and send post cards to those who love and miss them.
Venue: Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre, 30A Yishun Central 1, Singapore 768796
When: 30 Nov - 29 Dec 2020, 11am - 8pm