Traces – An Exhibition and Community Event in Conjunction with World Mental Health Day


Date & Time

Wed 10 Oct – Sun 23 Dec 2018
Mon-Thu, 8:00am – 8:00pm
Fri, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sat, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Closed on Sun and public holidays


Ngee Ann Kongsi Library
Block F, Level 4
LASALLE, 1 McNally Street





LASALLE’s MA Art Therapy programme and Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) hopes to facilitate a greater understanding of mental health and wellbeing amongst youth, as well as provide ways to support the community.

Therefore in conjunction with the World Mental Health Day 2018, a site-sensitive group exhibition will be launched within the library, extending out into the foyer and across the link bridge.

Traces will render responses and reflective experiences of some of our MA Art Therapy trainees’ professional interactions with children living with adversity. Informed by the landmark epidemiological Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) research study, the installations will converge expressions and explorations, aiming to work towards destigmatising perceptions around mental health, engage dialogue, provoke new thinking, and narrow the distance between the “diseased” and the “dis-eased”.

This exhibition is supported by The Ireland Funds Singapore.

Cover image: Video still of work Nowhere that sees the artist embodying a child’s sense of disorientation and dislocation as he/she meanders through unknown spaces, desperately searching for home.