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A New Life Reimagined Exhibition

When:

Thu Sep 19 2019, 10:00am–9:00pm

Where: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Avenue 4, Tampines, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: celineb43

This exhibition marks the first ever joint-event between The Best of You movement and the Yellow Ribbon Project. The exhibition is an opportunity to embark on a new journey of acceptance. We hope you will find inspiration through the heartfelt stories and artworks of the ex-offenders community as we challenge common stereotypes and reimagine a new life without stigmas for them and their loved ones.

We have many complimentary activities and workshops planned as well! Craft your very own artwork at the Japan Pastel Art Workshop by The Art People or let your imagination run free at Colours at Play Workshop by Barry Yeow. You can also join us at the opening launch to catch guest emcee, Divian Nair, musical performances by Mojocoustic and get creative with the artists from the Band of Doodlers!

Event Schedule:

19 Sep (Thu)
Opening Launch
Special appearances and performances by Band of Doodlers and Mojocoustic

19 Sep (Thu)–22 Sep (Sun)
Exhibition

20 Sep (Fri)–22 Sep (Sun)
Activities & Workshops by The Art People and Barry Yeow

Note: Complimentary Activities and Workshops (subject to availability and online registration)

More About the Best of You Movement
The Best of You movement aims to bridge the gap between our community and marginalised groups by encouraging the reimagination of a better world for all. Using the medium of storytelling, the movement hopes to inspire Singaporeans to appreciate one another for our shared dreams, hopes and humanity.

In its sixth year running, The Best of You is advocating for the reimagination of our community, its people and our shared future. While the movement continues to be a platform to take stock of and appreciate the people and experiences that have shaped them into who they are today, The Best of You also hopes to encourage the public to play their part in breaking the barriers faced by the members of marginalised communities.

More About The Yellow Ribbon Project
For many ex-offenders, the real challenge begins the day they leave the prison doors. Rehabilitation efforts within prison are not enough as ex-offenders will eventually return back to the society upon their release. It is therefore important that the community is willing to accept them when they are released.

The Yellow Ribbon Project (YRP) Singapore was established in 2004 as a community engagement campaign and catalyst to bring about societal acceptance for ex-offenders and their families. The YRP aims to provide a concerted and coordinated approach to create awareness, generate acceptance and inspire action within the community to support the rehabilitation and
reintegration of ex-offenders.

Since its inception, YRP has made significant inroads in Singapore. Through Julie’s The Best of You exhibition, YRP seeks to provide better understanding on the challenges of ex-offenders’ reintegration journey. Everyone holds the key to unlocking an ex-offender’s ‘second prison’. It is our hope that the community will better understand their need for acceptance and embrace them for who they are without a label that stops them from moving forward.