They come from all walks of life to give a fresh face to Arbutus watches while raising funds for charity. By S. Sakthivel
Artists from different disciplines have come together for charity. Four artists have reflected their inspirations on the seven limited-edition Arbutus watches that will raise funds for two charities.
Launched on 8 August 2016, the third iteration of Arbutus’ corporate social responsibility programme features seven hand painted special edition watches from four local artists. Retailing at $1,800 each, the proceeds will be donated to non-profit arts education organisation The Rice Company Ltd and non-profit environmental conservation organisation Nature Society (Singapore).
The four-time Guinness World Record holder (the latest for the longest drawing) is an artist-philanthropist who travels to disaster stricken areas to inspire hope in children by teaching them to draw. His contribution Ai, at First Sight plays on the pronunciation of the Mandarin word ai and represents the life experiences of the children he works with.
Tan Chong Bin
Tan Chong Bin rose to prominence when he won the UOB Painting Of The Year Competition in 2014. A rag and bone collector with no formal education, art or otherwise, from the age of nine, has since come to exhibit his work at the ArtCommune Gallery in Bras Basah. His designs, Sea of People and Abstract Lives replicate his abstract works.
Ying Ying & Tiffany Tan
The collection also features four watches from teacher turned nail artist Ying Ying and henna tattoo artist Tiffany Tan.
The pieces will be on display at VivoCity from Monday 8 August to Sunday 14 August.
Claude Bernard and Arbutus “Celebrating Local Artisans and Artists” Exhibition On till Sunday 14 August 2016
Time: 10:00am to 10:00pm daily
Venue: VivoCity Atrium (Central Court C)
1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585