Urban Sketchers

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Urban Sketchers joined all things Bukit Brown on March 10, 2012 and wowed us with their talents as they sketched and painted quickly. Most were not perturbed by curious bystanders, mosquitoes and ants. Amazing talent! We loved having them and hope they will come back again soon and showcase their talents, and show Bukit Brown in a whole new way. Enjoy some of their work here: (apologies as I don’t have photos of everyone!)

 

Urban Sketchers: Sketching quickly (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: quick work (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: a leftie at work (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: attention to detail (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: tomb (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: Teoh Yi Chie observant like a pro (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: tools (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: a finished work by Teoh Yi Chie, Second Prize winner with this entry (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: banyan tree and tombs by Teoh Yi Chie (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: an artist at work (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: Lim Han Seng at work (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: artist at work (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: Khoo Ee Hoon (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: Tia Boon Sim at iconic Sikh guards (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: walk-in guest sketcher Lee Kow Ling (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: Lee Kow Ling gets an audience (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: tomb guardian (photo: Claire Leow)

 

 

Urban Sketchers: more ink sketches (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: the entries for judging under Ye Olde Rain Tree at the Heritage Roundabout (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketcher: capturing green vistas (photo: Catherine Lim)

 

A great granddaughter remembers her great grandfather (photo: Catherine Lim)

 

Her greatgrandfather is Tan Boo Liat (photo: Catherine Lim)

 

The greatgranddaughter is Stella Kon who wrote Emily of Emerald Hill (photo: Catherine Lim)

 

Urban Sketchers: Tan Boo Liat's tomb by his descendent Stella Kon (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: Third prize by Isaac Augustine Liang (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: Lim Han Seng's masterpiece: Block 1 vista (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: winning entry by Tia Boon Sim (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Lim Su-Min, the tea-master of Bukit Brown (in white), organised this event. The judges were edtiors of this blog, Claire Leow and Catherine Lim (in our blog T-shirt) and Peter Pak, researcher extraordinaire and “tomb radar” for his ability to find tombs (in red, not that you can ever miss this effervescent personality). To the left of Catherine, in a grey tee and carrying haversack, is Brian, a newcomer to Singapore from California and his first outing with Urban Sketchers and to Bukit Brown. A warm welcome to Brian!

 

Urban Sketchers: the artists and the entries (photo: Claire Leow)

 

Urban Sketchers: Sikh Guard banner by Lim Su-Min (photo: Claire Leow)

 

 

Join Urban Sketchers Singapore on Facebook here. They are the local chapter of Urban Sketchers which shares this philosophy:

Urban Sketchers Manifesto

1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
3. Our drawings are a record of time and place.
4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
6. We support each other and draw together.
7. We share our drawings online.
8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.

Find the artist in you, and join them to explore Singapore! And Urban Sketchers, you are welcome any time at Bukit Brown as we raise awareness of Heritage. Habitat. History. You exemplify the community spirit of this grassroots group all things Bukit Brown.

 

by Claire Leow

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