Factsheet: Singapore Tapestry

News Releases 23 Oct 2015 Art In Transit (AIT)

A Community Project in Celebration of SG50

    Singapore Tapestry – the 80 sqm (31 metres long and 2.6 metres tall) mural commissioned by LTA, is a gift to Singapore for the country's 50th anniversary. To be permanently displayed at Marina South Pier Station, the mural is a composite of the inspiration of its nearly 1,500 participants from different walks of life and stands as testament of the life of a nation and its people.

2.  Based on nature, urban and economic development, and socio-cultural fabric as broad themes, participants articulated their stories on raw clay under the guidance of the lead artist and her young artists, over a period of three months. The divergent inspirations were then hand-painted, fired and assembled by the artist into a cohesive reflection of the shared experiences of Singaporeans. The resultant mural celebrates the tapestry of life in Singapore, rich in texture, diversity and colour, and united in aspiration.

Participants working on the clay pieces

About Lead Artist: Delia Prvacki (Deliarts Pte Ltd)

Born in 1950 in Baia Mare, Romania, Delia (Iliesiu) Prvacki completed her studies at Bucharest’s Institute of Fine Arts before moving to Belgrade as a professional artist, where she spent 17 years. She moved to Singapore in 1992 where she has continued to produce some of her most significant work, including the mosaics and murals at the Dhoby Ghaut Interchange MRT Station (Basement 3). She became a Singapore citizen in 2002.

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