Exhibition showcases artworks by Singapore's pioneer generation

Madam Susanti, 70, posing next to her artwork.
Habitat for Humanity Singapore / Care Corner Singapore

SINGAPORE - Although we all live in the same land, the concept of 'home' could mean different things to different people.

A special group of pioneer generation seniors from Care Corner Singapore (Toa Payoh) have flexed their artistic muscles through photography and art to show others what 'home' looks like to them.

A total of 50 works done by 20 elderly artists are now being showcased in an exhibition titled 'Revealed' at Clarke Quay Central.

This group of senior citizens started off with little or no background in photography and art, but with the help of nonprofit organisation Habitat for Humanity Singapore, were coached and mentored to express themselves artistically over a course of two years.

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Senior Minister of State for Transport and Finance Josephine Teo said at the launch of the exhibition that she hopes the event would encourage more senior citizens to age actively.

"This event shows us the beautiful artwork and photography that our senior citizens can create. I hope it will encourage other senior citizens to continue to age actively and never stop learning".

The artwork and photographs are available for sale, and all funds collected will go towards Care Corner Singapore (Toa Payoh) and its programmes.

The exhibition will conclude on October 25.

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