12 Apr '18, 10am

Artwork by artists with autism find a gallery on MRT train and stations

Artwork by artists with autism find a gallery on MRT train and stations

SINGAPORE - Seventeen-year-old Choo Jian Wei is not only a first-year bioengineering student at Singapore Polytechnic, but also an accomplished member of Pathlight School's Artist Development Programme (ADP). His "Sketch of An Eye" is one of the 10 artworks on display onboard Singapore's first autism-themed MRT train and at four interchange stations. "The eye is a window into the soul," he said when discussing the inspiration for his pencil sketch. He lamented that this organ is too often used for judgment instead, mirroring the lack of understanding people often show towards those with disabilities. The artworks, unveiled on Thursday (April 12), are part of a month-long community outreach programme to raise awareness of autism in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. A Downtown Line train and four interchange stations - Bugis, Newton, Serangoon and Tampi...

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