YOUR PATH
TO REMEMBER

2017

This year, the festival leads visitors into a space in time where memories and stories of the precinct come to life through animated telling of traditional folktales and mythologies, captivating art installations and immersive performances.

ARTWORKS

Working Class Hero

By Mohammed Zulkarnaen Othman (ZERO)
11 Hindoo Road

Mural

A portrait of an iconic figure, the superstar Rajinikanth, this mural is an homage to the community that frequents Little India. A hero to the masses coming from a humble background, Rajinikanth is revered in Indian cinema.

I Am Still Here

By Safaruddin Bin Abdul Hamid (Dyn)
61 Dickson Road

Mural

This mural puts a face to a place that holds a lot of tradition and history, and continues to stand the test of time in a city with an ever-changing landscape. The face also represents the identity of the place, marrying elements of the old and new.

Madan Mogra, Jasmine of The City

By Nadiah Alsagoff
Formerly at 27 Chander Road

Mural

This work looked at migrant workers as individuals and how their lives were affected by the circumstances that they were born into. The Jasmine is symbolic of their growth, longing, and determination for the families they sacrifice so much for.

Alive @ Clive

By TraseOne
104 Dunlop Street

Mural

This work aims to reflect the sights and atmosphere of Little India with a focus on the theme of culture; capturing the vibrancy and dynamism of the precinct through colours. The artist painted the mural live and invited the audience to view the process, drop by and have a chat.

Cattleland 2

By Eunice Hannah Lim
67 Kerbau Road

Mural

Cattleland 2 presents what is encompassed within a community: whimsical instances, organic relationships and unity in differences. Every individual has a unique take on life, and our relationships are enriched through our varying historical and cultural experiences. Through the depiction of cattle and the role they play in everyday life, the artist accentuates the concept of a diverse community.

Kathaka

By Didier ‘Jaba’ Mathieu
86 Serangoon Road

Mural

Kathakali, Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Dandiya Raas are just a few examples of classical Indian dance that is sometimes performed with actions that narrate traditional stories and exclusively by women or men. In this mural, the artist wanted to give a little sample of magic: colours and movements from some of the major forms of classical dance.

Come To The Crease

By Dominic Tong
Formerly at 34 & 50 Buffalo Road

Video installation

Come to the Crease was a video projection that questioned the connection and disconnection between locals and foreign workers; highlighting the gap that exists between them through the game of cricket.

Kanmani

By Tinu Verghis & Melissa Quek
Formerly at Upper Dickson Road & Baboo Lane

Installation cum dance performance

A dance performance that played with the idea of reflections from the installation of multi-coloured glass bangles by Tinu Verghis, evoking the third eye, reflections and distortions that bring out new dimensions in the work.

Existing Artworks

1. Working Class Hero
2. I Am Still Here
3. Alive @ Clive
4. Cattleland 2
5. Kathaka

Performances

Different Performances

By Joshiley Bhangra, DJ MIlan, Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society, Lotus Collab, Euphonic Masala, (Unnamed artists for percussion performance and bollywood dance)
Music and dance

Visitors were treated to a range of live music and dance performances throughout the evening as they walked the trail at ARTWALK Little India.

Work & Play

By Ravindran Drama Group
Theatre

A short play that reflected on the history of Buffalo and Race Course Road, the origins of their road names, and what they represent now in the present.

The Flickering Flame

By Kamini Ramachandran
Storytelling

Step into an old shophouse in Little India and follow the flames that light the stairs. Be seated at dusk beside the storyteller surrounded by shadows. Travel back in time as she breathes life into folk tales and ancient myth from India. For a moment, be still, be dazzled and believe.

Storytelling sessions were followed by a saree draping activity where the audience were able to take pictures wearing the saree.

Experiential Activities

Henna tattoo design and Interactive Rangoli Activity

By Vijaya Mohan (SingaRoli)
Henna tattoo is a temporary design drawn onto the skin with herbal dye and traditionally used for special occasions like holidays, birthdays and weddings in Africa, Pakistan, India and the Middle East.

Audiences were able to participate in a community effort to create three beautiful Rangoli pieces during the festival, along with Rangoli artist, Vijaya Mohan, from SingaRangoli.

Acknowledgement

Visual Artists
Website
Social Media
Didier ‘Jaba’ Mathieu
instagram.com/didierjabamathieu
Dominic Tong
dominictong.com
behance.net/dominictong
Eunice Hannah Lim
eunicehannah.com
instagram.com/elwm_h
Mohammed Zulkarnaen Othman (ZERO)
instagram.com/zero_rscls
Nadiah Alsagoff
nadiahgoff.com
Safaruddin Bin Abdul Hamid (Dyn)
dynstarr.net
Tinu Verghis
tinuverghis.com
instagram.com/tinuverghis
TraseOne
traseone.blogspot.com
instagram.com/ts1
Vijaya Mohan
Performing Artists/ Performing Arts Organisations
DJ MIlan
soundcloud.com/deejaymilan-1
Euphonic Masala
facebook.com/euphonicmasala
Joshiley Bhangra
facebook.com/singapore.bhangra
Kamini Ramachandran
storytellingcentrelimited.com/site/page/about
Lotus Collab
facebook.com/lotuscollab
Melissa Quek
lasalle.edu.sg/about/academics/melissa-quek
Ravindran Drama Group
facebook.com/ravindrandramagroup
Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society
sifas.org
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Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association
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Singapore Land Authority
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Urban Redevelopment Authority
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Student Team
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Guinevere Low Mei Yi
Muhammad Yusri Bin Mohd Yusoff
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