• Making the arts more inclusive

    April 7, 2024

    , Straits Times

    Mary Tan, 25, could not walk till she was 3½ years old because of her different foot structure and weak muscle tone due to global developmental delay. After graduating from Delta Senior School, she tried working as a packer in a bakery and as a cafe server but quit as…

  • SmartyPants is a charming piece of inclusive theatre

    March 22, 2024

    , Straits Times

    Featuring a cast of six puppeteers with disabilities who perform alongside six mainstream actors, SmartyPants And The Swordfish is an inclusive and engaging theatre experience for children that explores the art of empathy. The famed legend of a precocious boy who saves Temasek, now Singapore, from a swordfish attack is…

  • Inclusive theatre empowers children to embrace difference

    March 5, 2024

    , Press Release

    SmartyPants and the Swordfish is more than just a play – it employs the history of Redhill to sensitively unpack issues such as name-calling, peer pressure, ostracisation, trolling and gaslighting. Featuring six intellectually disabled puppeteers performing alongside six mainstream actors, this theatre piece provides a platform for meaningful dialogue, empowering…

  • Artist finds inspiration in a garden

    February 29, 2024

    , Lianhe Zaobao

    Gardens by the Bay may be just a tourist landmark for many people, but to autistic artist Nicole Koo, it is a source of inspiration for her paintings. She visits the garden two or three times a week to capture the beauty of her favourite flowers on canvas. “Art is…

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