Portraits of the People is a National Gallery Singapore community engagement programme that celebrates Singapore’s Golden Jubilee. These unique self-sketches will eventually be curated and etched onto the Art Connector, a 290-metre permanent commemorative walkway which stretches from the exit of the City Hall MRT station to the entrance of the Gallery at Coleman Street. Since the campaign was announced in November 2014 by Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Chairman of the SG50 Programme Office, thousands of individuals and families from a wide cross-section of Singapore society have participated in Portraits of the People.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and local celebrities like Paul Foster and Belinda Lee have already sketched their portraits.
And if you’re into cookies, there’s another reason to participate. For Valentines Day, the Fullerton Bear mascot will be giving out Valentine’s Day cookies to participants!
You may also submit your portrait online on www.portraitsofthepeople.sg. Anyone can contribute their self-portrait from a desktop or laptop. Participants can opt to take a photograph of themselves with a web camera or choose to use a favourite photograph. This photograph will serve as reference for participants to sketch their self-portrait.
|Date||Roadshow Venue||Opening Hours||Nearest MRT Station|
|2 – 6 Feb 2015||Singapore Institute of Management, Atrium, Blk A, SIM HQ||11am to 6pm||Clementi and Dover|
|9 – 15 Feb 2015||One Fullerton, Seaview Channel||12pm to 8pm||Raffles Place|
|28 Feb – 6 Mar 2015||OneKM, Main Entrance Level 1||11am to 9pm||Paya Lebar|