22 May 2023
The Children’s Festival 2023 organised by Frasers Property Singapore (“FPS”), aims to promote a more inclusive and sustainable world for everyone through an extensive art engagement initiative this June school holiday season across its malls island wide. Together with SG Enable which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and National Gallery Singapore, the Festival is designed to bring the younger generation to engage with persons with disabilities.
Soon Su Lin, CEO of Frasers Property Singapore said, "The Children’s Festival at Frasers Property Singapore’s malls promotes inclusivity, creativity, and community among our younger generations who are our future. Our malls serve as important hubs for the community and through the collaboration with SG Enable and National Gallery Singapore, we are excited to offer our visitors a range of diverse and engaging activities. This initiative is aligned with our Purpose – Inspiring experiences, creating places for good – and we hope to inspire children and their families to go beyond acceptance to inclusion, as we co-create a better place and build a more sustainable tomorrow."
Co-Create A Canvas of Inclusivity Together with Persons with Disabilities
Jacob Thien Fuh Ming, from Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped, one of the artists whose work, Radio Gaga, inspired the canvas outline (below) for 2023’s Paint It Forward art jam.
The vibrant and colourful Paint It Forward art jam sessions will draw on co-creating art to bring people together, regardless of abilities. Participants at the sessions will receive painting kits along with specially designed canvas outlines. These canvases were inspired by the works of art created by persons with disabilities behind the National Day Parade 2020-2022 collaterals, produced as part of the i'mable public education initiative by SG Enable.
From left: Rizq Nawfal Bin Hambril from Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School and his twin brother Qays Naushad Bin Hambril, the artists whose work inspired the canvas outline (below) for 2023’s Paint It Forward art jam, with their parents Mdm Nur Hidayah Shahrudin and Mr Hambril Burham.
By adding their creative brushstrokes and illustrations to these canvases, Paint It Forward participants will be co-creating new and unique works of art with these talented persons with disabilities and contributing to a tapestry of community, creativity, and inclusivity. At the conclusion of The Children’s Festival at the end of June, each piece of co-created artwork will be linked together to form a Community Canvas Collage to be displayed at Northpoint City.
To further support the aspirations of persons of disabilities in Singapore and encourage more participation in Paint It Forward, Frasers Property Singapore will be contributing S$10 to the Goh Chok Tong Enable Fund for every participant who registers for Paint It Forward. The Fund provides financial aid and supports the aspirations of persons with disabilities in Singapore.
The Paint It Forward art jam sessions will be held across the following 10 Frasers Property Singapore’s malls. The event is wheelchair accessible and open to participants of all abilities. Registration is free and begins on 22 May at www.frasersexperience.com/book/PIF2023. Participants are encouraged to pre-register to ensure a spot. They can also walk-in and register on the spot at any of the Paint It Forward art jam sessions at the following malls during the activity period.
Help A Magical Interactive Forest Grow and Learn How to Protect Our Planet
Render of Gatot Indrajati’s Forest Explorer. 2023. Cardboard, acrylic colour, dimensions variable.
To highlight the importance of sustainability and help children learn more about what they can to do protect our environment, Frasers Property Singapore has partnered National Gallery Singapore to present the unique art installation experience Forest Explorer at four different malls of Frasers Property Singapore. Held in conjunction with the Gallery’s Children’s Biennale 2023, the Gallery aims to bring Southeast Asian artworks beyond the Gallery’s walls for art to become more accessible for all.
Created by Indonesian artist Gatot Indrajati, Forest Explorer is an interactive roving art installation created entirely out of recyclable materials. Just as Paint It Forward participants can add their creativity to canvases inspired by works of art, visitors to Forest Explorer can “help the forest grow” by adding their own cardboard creations with A4 activity templates provided on-site.
Gatot Indrajati said, “In Forest Explorer I present a forest in the middle of a city that is similar to Singapore. This artwork aims to raise awareness about the state of our forests and encourage people to protect the natural environment. Showcasing the work at Frasers Property Singapore’s malls allows the message of this work to reach a wider community and bring people together to see and make art.”
Through interactive installations such as Forest Explorer, Frasers Property Singapore hopes that visitors and children will learn more about preserving natural resources and be reminded that everyone is able to play a part in protecting the environment. With a shared commitment to accessibility, Forest Explorer is designed to provide a comfortable and inclusive experience for persons with disabilities and is wheelchair accessible.
Forest Explorer is free for visitors to explore and interact. It will travel across four Frasers Property Singapore’s malls in 2023 – Waterway Point (27 May – 4 June), Century Square (5 June – 11 June), The Centrepoint (12 June – 18 June) and Northpoint City (19 June – 25 June).
Use OCBC Credit or Debit Cards to Enjoy More Rewards and Special Deals During The Children’s Festival 20231
During The Children’s Festival, every shopper who spends $100 with an OCBC Credit or Debit Card will receive a $10 FRx Gift Card; shoppers who spend $150 ($200 for supermarket transactions) using any other payment mode will receive a $5 FRx Gift Card. To enjoy these rewards, shoppers can simply scan their FRx QR Code when paying at participating stores across Frasers Property Singapore’s malls.
Enjoy 6.6 Exclusive eDeals And Upsized Rewards on FRx from 6 June
From 6 June, the FRx app will feature exclusive retail, F&B and lifestyle deals specially for FRx members. For just 60 FRx Points, FRx members can redeem 6.6 FRx eDeals from the FRx Rewards Catalogue and use them across Frasers Property Singapore’s malls.
For an even more rewarding experience, members will get an additional 10% bonus value when they purchase a $100 FRx Gift Card using an OCBC Credit or Debit Card i.e., pay $100 for a FRx Gift Card worth $110. Simply enter promo code OCBC10 at checkout with an OCBC Credit or Debit card to unlock this instant bonus, with the compliments of OCBC.
For more information and full event schedules, please visit www.FrasersExperience.com.
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