Updated: Nov 16, 2021
Happy to see SG's quintessential shophouses by differently-abled artist Douglas on awards for 16 exemplary individuals and organizations! Woohoo!
At the inaugural Enabling Mark Awards Ceremony, we saw art-inspired wares of Quintessential SG shophouses given as awards to 16 recipients. They were commended for their commitment as an Employer or Disability Buddy/Champion for hiring or integrating persons with disabilities at the workplace. Each recipient received an artist-illustrated ceramic tile on a stand from President Halimah Yacob. This mixed media piece was the first collaborative piece of artwork by differently-abled artist Douglas Leong, under a mentor/mentee arrangement (guided by artist JTMUSES). Douglas is an artist living with pervasive developmental disorder, but his grit and passion for art kept him going on his journey of learning and improving his artistic flair.
It showcases Singapore Shophouses along Koon Seng Road. This is his attempt to capture this slowly disappearing icon on paper. The art piece is further spiced with interesting bits of Straits Peranakan elements.
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