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Special needs artists take centre stage at virtual art auction

THE STRAITS TIMES – Eight special needs artists, who were total strangers to public speaking, surprised an audience of more than 100 people when they presented their paintings confidently at a live virtual art fair. Some of them also put on live song and dance performances.

The virtual show was the culmination of six weeks of effort by the Changi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Changi Airport Group, in December 2021 to teach special needs artists from Arts@Metta to develop public speaking skills as part of their signature art programme.

Arts@Metta is an art collective for autistic or intellectually disabled artists who have graduated from Metta School specialising in artisan crafts such as batik painting and pottery.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin

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