The Rangoli Movement takes centrestage at Clive Street, Little India as a large scale multi-sensory visual and digital art installation and showcase. One of four major Precinct Art Activations launched by the National Arts Council (NAC) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in 2022, The Rangoli Movement at Little India is a month long visual art spectacle popup event that celebrates art, life, diversity and culture, and includes a lineup of experiential activities and workshop programmes suitable for all ages.
Conceptualised by Texture Media, the installation at Clive Street combines Indian music, dance and art, providing visitors with an interactive and immersive experience. Visitors can look forward to the multi-sensory art showcase and experience the combination of audio-visual digital and physical art installations, with various workshop activities.
Visitors are invited to dance, and through their movements and steps, create digital Rangoli art designs and explore variations of Rangoli art. Digital Rangoli art comes alive through large life sized projections. Rangoli art workshops are available during the exhibition with Therapeutic Sand Art Jamming Workshop hosted by Visual Arts Centre and Traditional Rangoli Art Workshop by the Guinness World Record holder for the largest Rangoli in the World, Vijaya Mohan.
About Traditional Rangoli Art Masterclass
In this two hours masterclass workshop, be introduced to the art and history of the Rangoli art and its tradition and practice across India. Acquire an appreciation and understanding of Rangoli art and its cultural relevance and artistic development, and learn to create your own Rangoli art using traditional materials such as coloured rice flour, coloured dry rice, macaroni, and beads. Applying the artistic concepts and traditions of Rangoli art, learn to design and compose a unique Rangoli art with mindfulness, placing and arranging the materials on a board. Participants may bring home their own traditional Rangoli artwork at the end of the workshop.
Day: Saturday & Sunday
Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm | 2.30pm – 4.30pm
About Therapeutic Sand Art Jamming
This workshop takes on a modern approach to Rangoli art and involves a fun and therapeutic expressive sand art jamming. In this 1.5 hour workshop, be quickly introduced to the meaning and cultural significance of Rangoli art and its contemporary practise in today’s context. Learning and gaining an appreciation, participants are encouraged to draw and create patterns and motifs inspired by nature, and to innovate and create their own modern Rangoli art on a board with drawing and colouring tools provided. Half of the session will include therapeutic music and light sand art jamming where the participants will be guided on basic sand art techniques and are encouraged to create a few sand artworks on their own. Embracing the practise of mindfulness in Rangoli practise, participants create modern Rangoli in their sand art exploration and jamming and are encouraged to snap shots and tag their creations for sharing! Participants will bring home their modern Rangoli drawing and colouring artwork, but would not be able to bring home the sand art.
Day: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Visit www.therangolimovement.com for the program of events.
When: 21 Feb - 20 Mar 2022,