Artworks from inmates, ex-offender artists to be showcased at Gardens by the Bay from Nov 5

The showcase is part of the Yellow Ribbon Community Arts Festival that will run from Nov 5 to 13.

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Artwork from inmates, ex-offender artists and special art sculptures created by inmates and their family members will be showcased at a Yellow Ribbon art exhibition.

Held at Gardens by the Bay from Nov 5 to 13, it is part of this year’s Yellow Ribbon Community Arts Festival

The festival focuses on the rehabilitation efforts of inmates and ex-offenders through art programmes in the Singapore Prison Service, where skills training and mindset change play an integral role in their rehabilitation and reintegration back into society.

The exhibition acts as a platform for inmate artists to express themselves through art and hopes to build closer ties between the community and inmates by showcasing their artistic talents, dreams and aspirations. 

The festival will also have weekend activities including band performances by Halfway Houses and art workshops, and food and merchandise will be sold.

Admission to the festival is free. It will be open from 12pm to 7pm daily, and is located at the North Colonnade, Cannonball Room, Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. 

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