Given the current fight against COVID-19, we can all use a collective (virtual) hug – especially to those who are battling on the frontlines to keep Singaporeans safe. Echoing this, National Gallery Singapore has just launched a public campaign to support Singapore's tireless healthcare workers, in collaboration with Singapore Medical Association (SMA). Called #SGArtforHCW, it rallies the community in support of these everyday heroes, – including medical professionals, cleaners, porters, shuttle bus drivers, admin personnel and radiographers – using art as a powerful emotive platform that unites communities and brings comfort and relief to the masses in times of need.
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From now until March 2020, the gallery is calling for public submissions through the hashtags #SgartforHCW and #nationalgallerysingapore on Facebook and Instagram. Selected artworks will be displayed at hospitals' public spaces. So hey, get involved and use your social media presence for good cause by uploading words and drawings of encouragement to boost the morale of Singapore's frontline healthcare professionals.
We've also got good news for healthcare workers – National Gallery Singapore is offering free entry for you and your plus-ones to enjoy the ongoing exhibitions. All you have to do is present your work passes at the ticketing counters to gain admission.