Saturday, June 08, 2013

artFIESTA 2013! at Emily Hill

It was my very first visit to Emily Hill at 11 Upper Wilkie Road. My main driving force was to experience the  pre-war building at Emily Hill. The secondary reason was to check out artFIESTA 2013! organised by Maya Gallery. artFIESTA 2013! presents a series of exciting art activities to spend the weekend on 8 and 9 Jun 2013 at Emily Hill.

Visitors to artFIESTA 2013! can find themselves treated to a series of art activities such as face painting, batik painting, sand-art drawing, art jamming and more. Some of these activities are free while others are charged at a fee.

On the second level, local author Hidayah Amin of The Mango Tree drew her participants into the fascinating world of story-telling. I learnt that the story-telling event is available only on 8 Jun 2013 (Sat).

At this event, I met Karto who makes beautiful hand-made pin-hole cameras with love and passion. I learnt about the art of taking photographs with pin-hole cameras from him. Thanks to Karto for sharing about pin-hole camera with me. His sharing seemed to make the science and art of pin-hole camera come alive.

One of the activities that intrigued me was the sand-art drawing. With the guidance and help of the artist, Ms Tan Sock Fong, I created a sand-art drawing of a tree. It was fun to experiment making art with a medium that was new to me, i.e. sand.

After my visit, I learnt from award-winning blogger, Mr Jerome Lim, that the white building that sits at 11 Upper Wilkie Road was previously known as the Osborne House. It was subsequently turned into the Japanese Consul-General's office in 1939. To learn more about this building, please read Jerome's A last reminder of an old-fashioned corner of Singapore.

If you are looking for a family-friendly art activities this weekend, artFIESTA 2013! may be worth a good consideration.

For more information, please visit:

artFIESTA 2013!
Organised by Maya Gallery
Venue: Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road
Date: 8 - 9 Jun 2013
Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Suggestions to get there: Find your way to Wilkie Edge. Walk along Wilkie Rd. After Wilkie Terrace, continue to walk until you past 68 Wilkie Road. Look to your right and you will see some stairways that leads up to Mount Emily Park. Walk up the stairs and you will find Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road fairly nearby.
If time permits, please make time to visit Displacements at 13 Wilkie Terrace.

For more information, please contact Tel: 62911760,

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