From March to May 2016, we partnered AWWA Kindle Garden, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School, MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School and Pathlight School's Artist Development Programme on a series of workshops led by a community of young artists and volunteers. Our journey involved costume crafting and collectively working together on a work of art. Meet the Class of 2016.
by more than 80 children and youths from diverse backgrounds that embodies hope for a more inclusive Singapore
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Welcome to the new frontier. To a world where anything is possible as long as we try.
Superhero Me: The Special Edition is a ground-up movement that brings together more than 80 children and youths from diverse backgrounds to make a stand for social inclusion through the creative arts.
Over the past six months, a powerful force led by a team of young captains has inspired the birth of a new class of superheroes* who have discovered and honed their powers of creativity and artistry with confidence.
Whether they were eloquent or nonverbal, hyperactive or wheelchair-bound, art became our common language and empowered us with new ways of seeing the possibilities, rather than the impossible, in each other.
No two of us are alike. Each human being is a living, breathing universe, bursting with potential. Life gives us space to realise our different abilities and purposes. With our powers combined, we present the Planet of Possibility, an experiential art show that embodies hope for a more inclusive Singapore. After all, differences create a stronger whole.
Pssst: If you think something is impossible, you haven’t got a big enough imagination!
The Class of 2016
Superhero Me 2014: "What You Think, You Become"
Superhero Me 2015: "A Celebration of Childhood"
By Tia Anasha, 16 (Pathlight School)
As part of this year's Superhero Me – Planet of Possibility Art Show our creative community and friends will be conducting a series of inclusive art and craft workshops for kids at Objectifs - Centre for Photography and Film to share the philosophy that drives our movement. Kicking off next Sat 18 June till 17 July, check out the link below! :) We can't wait to meet you!! In Merry Motion The Fishtank by RippleRoot Woods in the Books The Adventures of Squirky the Alien Everyday Canoe
check out our inclusive workshops for kids!
& VJ Messiah Jayabahan, 7 (Gan Eng Seng Primary School)
"A TALE OF TWO DRAGONS" is the result of Tia and VJ's fascination with the mythical creature. Legend has it that they set off to the mysterious singing volcano in search of these fiery lizards and never made it back. One can only hope they are safe!
By AWWA Kindle Garden
The classic game of hopscotch is given a whimsical twist by 12 preschoolers from AWWA Kindle Garden, Singapore’s first inclusive preschool. Led by artist Mike Foo, each child painted their preferred mode of transport to the moon on large canvases double their height and invented their own rules to the game.
By Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School
Did you know that in a single molecule of DNA, there exists as many atoms as stars in a galaxy? Five students from Class 4A of Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School break free from their physical barriers and take to the skies with a new constellation of suns. Set against a dreamy backdrop painted by artist duo Ripple Root, life springs forth with lush galactic vegetation and a pond of reflections.
By Jonathan Cai, 13 (Pathlight School)
& Alfred Goh, 8 (Gan Eng Seng Primary School)
PORTALOO is a surprise in a box. With a combined fascination for technology and electronics, the cheeky boys redesign this ‘kids-only’ portable toilet with a humourous twist to shock and surprise.
By Jolie Lim, 11.5 (Pathlight School),
Benjamin Loh, 8 (Gan Eng Seng Primary School),
& Beatrice Loh, 6 (My World Preschool)
GARDEN SWING explores the imagination of JolieBenBea, as we call them. The energetic trio is fearless, breaking barriers and swinging to new skies with a new kingdom of amazing animals and victorious vines.
WILDERNEST is an inclusive workshop space dedicated to sharing the philosophy that drives Superhero Me. We thrive on socially engaged art and collaborative craft to inspire creative confidence.
When was the last time you were fearless? Fear is but a choice. In this new habitat inspired by the art of our pioneer Superheroes and illustrated by Ripple Root, the order of bravery lives on in all creatures great and small. Calling all animals from sea to the sky, come add your mark of boldness and populate our land!
by MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School
"The Lion & The Mouse"
"The Rooster who crowed for fun"
An act of kindness is never wasted. Artists from MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School’s Visual Arts Club get into character and send a message to the world through two short films directed by Logue, based on their school values. Huddle up in the Courageous Cave and feast on some food for thought.
By Carrichel Lim, 15 (Pathlight School)
Brandvan Yang, 8 (Gan Eng Seng Primary School)
"CARRIVAN SPY GEAR" is a collection of handmade gear by Brandvan and Carrichel, who are on a mission to decipher life. Armed with self-invented tools of the trade that James Bond would want a piece of, they prove one can overcome anything with the right help.
By Grace Ong, 14 Pathlight School
& Teo Peng Fei, 8, Alexandra Primary School
"CROC CAKE" is a spin on the classic game of Pac-Man. While Grace's world is all about delightful, delicious cupcakes, you’ll have to get past Pengfei’s brash crocodiles first! This flavour is not quite like anything else.
By Nurul Amirah Bte Zain, 21 (Pathlight School Alumni)
& Maryangelly Jayabahan, 8 (Gan Eng Seng Primary School)
"CLOUDS" is a gift from Amirah and MaryAngelly, who thrive on the power of positivity. Whether it's coping with autism or juggling homework and household chores, both girls share their take on life’s challenges with an attitude larger than life.
By Pathlight School’s Artist Development Programme
& Superhero Me Pioneer Heroes from Lengkok Bahru
A person with autism is often known to live in a world of his own. What happens when his world collides with another?
In this first-of-its-kind partnership based out of The Art Faculty in Enabling Village, each pair created an art installation that gives some insight into their worlds. Neurotypical, autistic, naughty or nice, each of our minds is an adventure waiting to be discovered.