As part of the HDB Community Week 2021, HDB invited residents to paint their hopes and aspirations on the future of HDB living through a Community Art Project. Themed "Our HDB, Our Home, Together We Paint Our Future!”, the event brought together more than 3,000 participants across Singapore to paint their visions on totems, canvases and art cards via digital and physical platforms, which were then curated into a digital art installation by artist Sun Yu-li.
View the digital art installation at HDB Community Week 2021 or view the individual art pieces on this page.
Participants, ranging from 5 years old to 98 years old, were guided to imagine the future of HDB living through 3 sub-themes:
They expressed that they would like to live:
Scroll through to find out about the key ideas and artworks submitted by participants for each sub-theme.
Key ideas to describe what participants aspired for the future of HDB communities
“The painting depicts two people reaching over boundaries to connect and collaborate, reflecting the harmony amongst people in the community. The sparks and energy that emits from their interaction show the potential for great outcomes when people come together.” –Tee Zhu Yi
“Singapore is unique because of its people. From different races and religions, our hearts beat as ONE! My picture shows people living unitedly in HDB neighbourhoods without any prejudice! This is the Singapore Heartbeat!” – Hemamalini
Key ideas to describe what participants aspired for the future of HDB homes and neighbours
“I envision living in an environment lush with flora and fauna and where families thrive.” – Ng Li Shan
“This is about having home as a place of happiness, togetherness, interaction and serenity.” – Benjamin Locksky Lai
Key ideas to describe what participants aspired for the future of HDB homes with regard to smart and sustainable living
"A sustainable city in a garden, basking in racial and religious harmony, progressive in innovation and creativity!” - Jean Lau
"I was inspired by renewable energy and how we used nature to help us develop these technologies. I like how we can coexist with nature while constantly improving our technology, hence the solar panels and wind turbines illustrated in my art piece." - Clariss Tan
Various art forms were explored in the project, including totems and canvases that were done through digital and traditional painting methods.
View how all these artworks were weaved into a digital art installation at HDB Community Week 2021. You can also download the collages of the artworks as your wallpaper:
Floor canvas featuring the artworks (JPG, 7.5MB)
Collage of framed canvases (JPG, 2.0MB)
Browse all 3,000 artworks below. Details recorded below are based on submissions captured and received via the system.
HDB’s community art project was made possible with the support of:
Official Paint Sponsor: