Some people text while on trains or buses. Others daydream or even sleep. And yet others draw!
Whether it’s the people around them or the installations on the trains, there exists a small group of commuters who make it a point to document their surroundings as best as they can. Calling themselves “Commute Sketchers”, the small community of artists “meet” on Facebook to share their drawings.
And now, their art can be seen in the very stations and bus interchanges they use or trains and buses they ride on on a daily basis.
Between 15 and 18 sketches done by eight artists will be framed in different sizes and put on display at the bus interchanges and the North East Line (NEL) and Downtown Line (DTL) stations across the island.
Measuring approximately 2x3 metres, the first set of sketches have already been put up at the Bedok, Bishan, Boon Lay and Clementi bus interchanges. Plans are in the pipeline to feature them at four MRT stations including Beauty World on the Downtown Line and HarbourFront on the North East Line.
"We decided to put up some of these beautiful sketches at our bus interchanges and train stations on the North East and Downtown Lines so that more people can enjoy them. These works of art capture the different expressions and actions of commuters on paper. It is living art, and we hope it adds more "colour" to the walls of our interchanges and stations," said SBS Transit Chief Executive Officer, Mr Gan Juay Kiat.
Annex: Commute Sketchers Art Display