An initiative by

National Arts Council


About the National Arts Council Arts and Culture Nodes Network

The National Arts Council’s island-wide network of arts and culture nodes is developed for people to come together to participate in, enjoy, and experience the value of the arts in their neighbourhood. Arts @ MacPherson by Participate in Design is part of the NAC Arts and Culture Nodes Network.

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Organised by

Participate in Design (P!D)

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Participate In Design (P!D) is a registered non-profit design, planning and educational organisation that helps neighbourhoods and public institutions in Singapore design community-owned spaces and solutions.

P!D is dedicated to engaging and enabling people in shaping their everyday environments and local communities. Founded on the firm belief that everyone has the right to participate in and influence the design and planning processes that affect them, P!D provides services in designing and facilitating the public participation and engagement process concerning the built environment.

Supported by

MacPherson CCC

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MacPherson Citizens’ Consultative Committee promotes racial harmony and social cohesion through the various cultural, educational, recreational, sports, social and other community activities organised for the residents. The committee is always looking at various ways to improve the holistic wellness of the residents and to make their lives more meaningful and active. 

Past Partners


In Partnership with



Artsolute supports the development and social needs of thousands of people of all age groups in Singapore and Southeast Asia with its art of empathy, creativity, and empowerment. Artsolute is a multidisciplinary outfit of various art forms including drama, visual arts, puppetry, and music. It is also a socially conscious organisation, focusing on the mentorship and development of youths and young Singaporeans through the arts as a means of empathy and innovation.

In Partnership with

Cheryl Teo


Cheryl Teo is a Singapore based paper artist and illustrator who runs LULO Paper Studio. She is drawn to the tactile nature of paper and the meticulous process of creating playful sculptures out of paper. Her work often involves colourful representations of objects and explores scenes of everyday life with whimsy. As an artist, she has always been interested in working on community-based art projects. She enjoys seeing meaningful conversations or stories arise through tactile art making. She was commissioned with an Arts & Health grant by JurongHealth in 2015. She has been featured in local and international publications such as The Business Times Singapore, Frankie Magazine Australia, Flow Magazine France and Storm Media Taiwan.

In Partnership with

Jaxton Su

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Jaxton Su is a multidisciplinary visual artist specializing in painting and installation. He graduated with a Master of Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art, UK and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. With a keen interest in nature and psychology, he enjoys experimenting with different materials as he attempts to bridge a connection between the natural phenomena and the everyday life. Alongside his art practice, he is also actively involved in curatorial, community, collaborative and educational projects. Through his various ventures, he strives to create engaging and immersive experiences that would encourage enthusiasm in the arts for the masses. His works have been exhibited in Singapore, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Iceland and United Kingdom. 

In Partnership with



Mintio is a lens-based visual artist. She had graduated from the NTU School of Art, Design and Media in 2009. With her practice, she is interested in condensing space and time through the processes of layering images. Mintio focuses on the use of optics and analog techniques in constructing her work. She sees her processes with analog techniques, especially with her use of film photography, to be performative and meditative. In this this age where our day to day life is bombarded with the influx of digital media and images, Mintio encourages viewers to encounter time, with means outside of the digital world, as an alternative experience to reality. Mintio has presented her works in solo exhibitions namely at the NUS Museum, Biblioteca de México “Jose Vasconcelos" and with THEO Arts Professionals. She has also participated in the Noorderlicht Photofestival, Asian Triennial Manchester & exhibitions with the Hangaram Art Museum, Singapore Art Museum and National Museum of Singapore. Her works has been published by Phaidon, WERK (in collaboration with Comme Des Garcons) & Laurence King Publishing. In 2012 Mintio had been commissioned to create the public art works for the Orchard Station along with Thomson Line in the LTA Arts in Transit Program.

In Partnership with

Brighton Connection Student Care Centre


Brighton Connection Student Care Centre (BCC) is a non-profit Voluntary Welfare Organisation and registered charity, recognised as an Institution of Public Character (IPC) since May 2017. Using a holistic community approach, BCC renders assistance to children, families and seniors through our social development initiatives and empowerment schemes. BCC’s current efforts are focused in MacPherson Estate, a community which is known to have a disproportionate percentage of lower income households, latchkey children and seniors. Through their initiatives, they strive to improve the lives and touch the hearts of these residents.

In Partnership with

Geylang East Home For The Aged


Geylang East Home For The Aged (GEHA) was founded in December 1978. It is a residential home situated at HDB void deck and managed fully by a team of dedicated volunteers. It has provided many needy elderly with a place of comfort over the years. GEHA also provides community-based day care, befriending services, rehabilitation services as well as other charitable services and assistance to the elderly, especially those who are weak and poor, without discrimination as to race, language or religion.

In Partnership with

The Love-Aid Project

The Love-Aid Project is a community outreach initiative seeking to bring love, dignity and hope to at-risk youth & low-income families in Singapore. It was set up in 2013 to work with at-risk youths and low-income individuals and families in MacPherson, with a mission to inspire, equip and mobilize ordinary people to make an extraordinary impact in the lives of the hurt, broken and forgotten in our community through love & friendship. The Love-Aid Project Ltd is a company limited by guarantee registered with ACRA.


We would like to express our thanks to the following for their support for Arts@MacPherson 2018

  • Dr Tan Beng Kiang and NUS Architecture Students

  • Hawkers from around the MacPherson Neighbourhood

  • Residents of MacPherson