Recuperative Painting

2017, 2019
Commissioned by Dr Effie Chew, a Senior Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, in the Division of Neurology, NUH, this weekly programme was designed to aid stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation in building esteem through creative expression. Most patients and their caregivers have to cope with the sudden loss of mobility or inability to speak, or other neurological challenges. Painting offered the patients an alternative mode of expression, giving voice to their struggles and desires. The programme culminated in the creation of over 50 works by 10 patients, exhibited in the wards. The rehabilitation ward was relocated from Senja Road to Alexandra Hospital, where the programme continues.

Co-facilitators: Wong Hui Yu, Natalie Christian Tan