Turning Recyclable Materials into Art for SAFRA Earth Hour 2016
By Alexius Chua
March 24, 2016
Recyclable materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic containers, bottles, magazines and brochures were used to create these stunning art pieces
More than 100 NSmen and their families, together with six eco-artists, used their creativity and crafty hands to transform recyclable materials into beautiful animal art installations for SAFRA Earth Hour on 19 Mar 2016. Besides switching off non-essential lights on Earth Hour, all five SAFRA clubs were transformed into a vibrant paper jungle for the first time, brightening the clubs with the warm and welcoming animals.
Visitors to the club admiring the sprawling eco masterpiece!
Titled 'SAFRA Earth Hour: Art, Renewed', the conservation project is organised by Community Arts and Culture Nodes (CACN), in partnership with National Arts Council (NAC) and SAFRA. The aim of this project is to raise awareness on how the living environments of these animals are adversely affected by our waste disposal methods.
A happy family posing with the cute, camera-worthy animals!
Six eco-artists – Catherine Chong, Debbie Chua, Didier Ng, Karen Mitchell, Rene Ong and Zhao Jian Wen - stepped up with the design effort, using recyclable materials to create the animal art installation project featuring endangered animals placed at the different SAFRA Clubs.
The five art installations feature (left to right): 'Aquatic Animals' at SAFRA Toa Payoh, 'Primates' at SAFRA Mount Faber, 'Rhinoceros' at SAFRA Jurong, 'Elephants' at SAFRA Yishun, and 'Tigers' at SAFRA Tampines.
There were also fringe activities like the Terrarium workshop held at SAFRA Toa Payoh for a fun family bonding time!
NSmen and their families had a jolly good time playing their part in making decorative pieces that went on to form part of the animal art installations. Through workshops held at selected SAFRA Clubs leading up to Earth Hour, the eco-artists taught NSmen and their families recycling methods to turn their collected materials to decorative pieces.
Catch these eco art installations at their respective SAFRA clubs
The animal art installations will be on display from 19 March to 18 April 2016, after which they will be sent to a recycling plant, so do come on down to our SAFRA clubs to check them out soon!
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