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Exhibition Details
Date: Wednesday Aug 15, 2012 - Sunday Sep 02, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Venue: Exhibition Space in Serangoon Public Library
Lang: English
Note: No registration is required.

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“Trees for Life” Art Exhibition
Trees are not just trees. Trees are for Life.

Can you imagine a world without trees? A stroll in the park would be incomplete without enjoying the cool shade of trees. Many birds, small mammals and insects would lose their cosy homes. Some epiphytic plants like ferns and orchids may even cease to exist without the support from trees.

With this concept in mind, the “Trees for Life” Art Competition 2012 was conceived. Held from 2 January to 9 March 2012, the art Competition received more than 2, 500 entries from children and youths from preschool, primary school and secondary school categories. Their paintings offer a fresh and creative take of the importance of trees and how they are intertwined with our lives.

The paintings underwent several rounds of selections by renowned nature artists before a total of 31 winners emerged. View the winning art pieces at the following venues and be inspired to love the beautiful trees of our City in a Garden.

Do join us if you are interested in the following talk too:

(1)“Trees for Life” Workshop: Nature Sketching
Saturday, 18 August, 3.00-4.00pm, Programme Zone, Serangoon Public Library

In conjunction with the “Trees for Life” Art Exhibition held in Serangoon Public Library from 15 August to 2 September 2012, join us for this casual workshop where you will find out what goes behind the scene in the creation of a beautiful nature sketch. Be inspired to take up nature sketching which gives you new perspectives about our City in a Garden. Find out how to get started on this rewarding hobby from our very own nature artist.

About the speaker
Mr Tham Pui San is a self-taught nature artist who is one of the judges for the “Trees for Life” Art Competition 2012. An active volunteer with the National Parks Board, Mr Tham conducts nature sketching and painting classes at various locations including Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve and HortPark.

(2)Learning Journey: Heritage Tree and Roads Tour
Saturday, 25 August, 2.00-4.00pm, Programme Zone, Serangoon Public Library

In conjunction with the “Trees for Life” Art Exhibition held in Serangoon Public Library from 15 August to 2 September 2012, join us for a tour of some Heritage Trees and Roads of Singapore. Heritage Trees are mature trees of special historical, botanical, social, cultural and/or aesthetic value in society. Through this tour, you can get up close and personal with the trees, which are an important part of our roots as a City in a Garden.

More about the speaker
Gan Khing enjoys looking at trees and has been working in NParks for the past six years. She is now in the Urban Gardening Section/Heritage Tree Secretariat, sharing with the public her passion for trees.

The Learning Journey is limited to 35 participants. Please log on to http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg and surf on to ‘Wellness’ or via our eKiosks available at all Libraries. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.
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