22 September 2017

Raffles City Singapore wants your lipsticks

Art-centric mall Raffles City Singapore has launched the Lipstick Art Campaign, a community programme which aims to involve the public in transforming daily objects into art. The mall is collecting unwanted lipsticks as a medium for artists from Very Special Arts (VSA) Singapore to showcase their talent.

Lipsticks in different colours.
Lipsticks in different colours.
Cultural Medallion recipient Chng Seok Tin, a visually-impaired multiple printmaker, sculptor and multimedia artist, has been engaged to helm the entire creative process. The finished artwork will be exhibited at Raffles City Singapore for the enjoyment of the public from November.

Raffles City Singapore kicked off the collection drive for unwanted lipsticks during this year’s International Women’s Week in March with a collection point at the mall’s Concierge.  To make it more convenient for members of the public to donate their lipsticks, additional collection points have been set up in six CapitaLand office buildings since September.

Raffles City Singapore is further targeting to raise up to S$20,000 in donations from CapitaLand’s philanthropic arm, CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF), for VSA Singapore’s use in supporting art programmes that cater to the development of children with special needs.  Since its founding as a public limited company registered under the Charities Act in 1995, VSA Singapore has initiated numerous programmes aimed at empowering people with disabilities to express their artistic visions.  VSA Singapore also works with communities, special education schools and organisations to conduct workshops, classes and other activities that promote art appreciation. 

Collection box at Raffles City.
Collection box at Raffles City.
Margaret Khoo, GM, Raffles City Singapore, said: “Raffles City Singapore has always believed in engaging our stakeholders and giving back to the community.  As an advocate for the arts, we hope to combine our mission of spreading the love of art among the community and earning donations for a meaningful cause through our Lipstick Art Campaign.

"We are pleased to collaborate with Singapore’s pioneering visual artist Chng Seok Tin under VSA Singapore and her assistants to give unwanted lipsticks a new lease of life by turning them into art.  We hope the public will come forward to support this campaign and help raise donations for VSA Singapore by donating their unwanted lipsticks.”


From now till 31 October, members of the public may drop off their unwanted lipsticks at the collection bins at six CapitaLand building office lobbies:

CapitaGreen, 138 Market Street
Capital Tower, 168 Robinson Road
One George Street, 1 George Street
Raffles City Tower, 252 North Bridge Road
Six Battery Road, 6 Battery Road 6
Twenty Anson, 20 Anson Road

Shoppers can also make use of the collection bin located at the concierge counter of Raffles City Shopping Centre.