Ang Mo Kio Public Library Fabric Mural


Organised a permanent community art project at Ang Mo Kio Public Library which consisted of planning for workshops in 2015 and a launch party for the unveiling of the final artwork in 2016. I invited embroidery artist Izziyana Suhaimi to conduct four embroidery workshops for participants to contribute to a fabric mural inspired by themes of nature, libraries of the future, and Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West. A total of 164 participants aged 7–65 contributed to the fabric mural which the artist then stitched together.

Designed activities and publicity materials for the launch party encompassing four booths for all ages – lotus and dragonfly origami booth, colouring booth, felted bookmark booth, and a flatlay phototaking booth. Worked with Ang Mo Kio Public Library officers to prepare programme layouts and craft materials required for the launch party. Oversaw the flow of the launch, including catering and the engagement of volunteers to manage the booths. I also took over event photography to document the launch (with some assistance by S. Simmons).

Project procurement
Embroidery workshops (Invitation to quote)
Frame for final artwork (Small value purchase)
Catering for launch party (Period contract)

Illustration and design (Adobe Illustrator), digital photography (Canon 5D Mark II, Adobe Lightroom).

Fabric Mural on display at Ang Mo Kio Public Library level 2.
Designed a publicity poster for the launch party.
Ang Mo Kio Public Library manager Averil Tan at the opening speech for the launch.
Designed booth activities for the launch party: created a set of dragonfy origami instructions from scratch, adapted a set of lotus origami instructions from the book Chinese Origami: Paper Folding for Year-round Celebrations, designed a floral template for participants to cut felt out of to make bookmarks, and illustrated a colouring sheet with floral motifs for the colouring booth.
Artwork in preparation for the colouring and origami booths.
Oversaw volunteers and programme management during the launch party. Photographed by S. Simmons.
Designed instructions for the creation of an origami dragonfly. I had learnt this orally a few years prior and could not find instructions for this method through my research on origami for the activity booths.