Friday, September 12, 2014

Take a Portrait - Artist Day Out at Istana Park

This is a community project to bring awareness among people living in Singapore, helping to foster a happy and friendly environment. It was started a few years ago in Little India. Portraits were taken and the workers wrote on the photographs and we helped to send them back to India or Bangladesh. Now it has enlarged to include all who love this country.

We started with Little India.
Take a portrait awareness event. To date we had done 3 of such events in the first year. We had 2 sponsors, Cher Tan and Fotohub. The first one we did was at Little India, the second at Golden Mile Complex and the third Lucky Plaza vicinity. 

The Plan.

Thank you to our first sponsor of the event Cher Tan, we deeply appreciate his generous donation. Slight changes to the timing as advised by Ande. It will be postponed to 23rd Sunday from 10:00am to 12:00noon

Usher -
Printer - Ande
Photographer - Meng Foo
Date: 23rd Oct, Sunday

Start Time : 10:00am to 12:00noon, (Volunteer are to come at 9:30am for briefing)

Venue : Golden Mile Complex, Beach Rd
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An event to bring awareness to Singaporean about the contributions the foreign workers have done in Singapore. At the same time, provide the foreign workers a photograph to send home. Simple set up with cameras and swapping of SD card for printing by Ande. The project cost is consumables or printing cost only. We are looking for sponsors for the premise and printing cost. If possible, the postage can be sponsored too will be great. It will be held in Golden Mile Complex.

For Golden Mile Complex Event
The set up

The briefing started at 9:30am at Golden Mile Complex, in front of unit #01-46.
All volunteer photographers are to bring at least 2 SD cards so that the card can be swapped for printing. Please indicate your name on the card to reduce confusion during the printing process.
Ushers will help to explain and prepare the people for the shoot. Allocate 1 ushers to a photographer. Usher will helps to put in name and contribution of the worker on plastic cards with erasable ink to go with the portraits.
Ande will manage his printer with a helper to give out the print. The helper will help to ensure addresses are written behind the postcard. So the last step is a stamp to go with it.

The printer is a speedy printer this time

Volunteer required to stay from 10:00am to 12:00noon

Ushers and helper minimum 2 – Shashi
Photographer minimum 1 – Meng Foo
Printer minimum 1 – Ande