On 16 April 2020, Playpoint invited creative talents in Asia to pick up their tools amidst Covid-19 Singapore circuit breaker to fight the blues by sketching. We were blown away by the number of participants as well as the explosion of creativity in their works! With 89 submissions submitted from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia, we had been treated to an amazing display of skill, creative spirit, and imagination from the young and all. We were greatly heartened to see many talented artists from around the region, Asia’s got talent!
Playpoint had the honour to invite a panel of judges - Ms Chris Chua from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Ronnie Tan from SILA, Damian Tang from IFLA, Tham Pui San, a nature artist and Aryen Liaw from Playpoint, to debate on the merits of these submissions. They came to a consensus on the Top 3 prize winners and collectively decided to award 3 Merit winners.
The 1st prize winner of $500 is Jacky Mak for FuShan Garden playground.
“Painting the dinosaur structures of Fushan Garden with loose strokes, he captures how children are shaped by their playgrounds. Though they may not remember every detail of the place, the good times will live on as vibrant memories in their minds.”
The 2nd Prize Winner of $300 is Charisse Foo for Oasis Water Park @ Nee Soon East.
“An illustrated journey through time and space, Oasis Waterpark tells of shared memories housed within one public playground. Each moment – joyful, familiar, comforting, playful, or poignant – is framed in a multi-panel comic, charting a narrative that contains the past, present, and future in the same place, on the same page.”
Our 3rd Prize Winner of $100 is Sunti Tab Boon showcasing multiple Playpoint playground projects - Dulwich College, Changi T4, Discover Slide @ Jewel Changi Airport to name a few. Hand-drawn by pigment pen, colored using photoshop, watercolor style connecting the various iconic playgrounds with a red winding path.
Our Merit winners - Tracie Bejar and her creative space themed artwork of our Play Structure at Singapore Changi Airport T3, Hongann Lim with his artwork of our Fu Shan Garden Playground’s using Ink on Mounting Board and Ubaidillah Muhamad’s sketch of our Manulife Sky Nets @ Jewel Changi, using pens on cartridge A3 paper which was then rendered in Photoshop.
Finally, the jury was impressed with our Young artists’ work and Playpoint spontaneously showcased the Special Junior entries.
Author: Playpoint Imagination @ Play