22 May '11, 9pm

May it spring! WP's Yee Jenn Jong agrees - void deck walls could be the canvas for local artists: Voices

I refer to Major-General (NS) Chan Chun Sing's call for young artists to "paint some nice murals on the bland walls at the void decks" (May 21). In July last year, after the case of graffiti on our MRT, I had written a letter published in Today making a similar call to allow public spaces and objects such as street corners, MRT trains and postboxes to be opened up for budding artists to apply for permission to paint on them and inject more vibrancy to life in Singapore. Street art is gaining popularity in cities such as London, Berlin and San Francisco. In Singapore, we should encourage this too so that we can engage the creative energies of our artists and make life more interesting for all. It would also signal the opening up of Singapore to be more bold and appreciative of the expressions of others. Hence I support this proposal by Major-General (NS) Chan. I hope to see...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110523-0000264/Let-a...

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