Singapore-themed paintings by 33 differently-abled artists are showcased at “Art for Autism: All Things Singapore”. The exhibition is held at the East Garden Foyer of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore until 30 August 2017. Most of the paintings are for sale.
The artists are part of Pathlight School’s Artist Development Programme. The award-winning programme was launched in 2011 to uncover and develop the artistic potential of students. The artists have an opportunity to earn royalties from their artworks.
The exhibition marks the second time The Fullerton Hotel is hosting the Art for Autism exhibition.
One of the artists, Sean Bay, 22, says he feels very proud of the exhibition. “This art helps them to focus on reality,” he says about his fellow ADP artists. “They are very imaginative like most autistic people, like me.”
Sean’s painting, Waterfront, shows a pirate ship sailing in front of iconic landmarks in Singapore. “I drew this because when I think of the new ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie, I think of the pirate ship passing Singapore skyline,” he said.
In conjunction with the exhibition’s opening , a series of limited edition EZ-Link cards bearing the designs based on works by Artist Development Programme artists was launched on 20 July 2017. The cards feature See Toh Sheng Jie’s dinosaur motifs (made famous by the pouch carried by Madam Ho Ching at the White House last year) and The Singapore Shophouses Collection.