Rangoli Artist Vijaya Mohan from SingaRangoli

About the programme

Rangoli is a type of floor art which wards off evil spirits from homes. Since ancient times, the art form has traditionally been passed down from mother to daughter. Pick up the craft from Guinness World Record holder Vijaya Mohan who holds the title for largest rangoli ever made (she created one that spanned the size of three badminton courts!). Ms Vijaya will also walk participants of MCF2021 through a live demonstration of her craft and will share about the art form’s history. In addition, participants will get to try their hand at creating their own rangolis.

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Date and Time

Programme Details

Language

English

Ticket Price

S$40 (excluding eventbrite service fee)
Meeting Point
Address will be sent to registered participants (Nearest MRT: Potong Pasir)

Instructions

Dress comfortably. Masks are mandatory. Bring along hand sanitisers.

Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host (eg. out-of-bound areas, use of toilet). Facilitators will brief participants before the start of the programme.

Please arrive 20 minutes before our scheduled meeting time for registration and temperature taking.

Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell.

Look out for our facilitators who will be wearing yellow or blue festival t-shirts.

Meet full-time Rangoli artist, Vijaya Mohan!

My first memories of Rangoli are with my mother who remains an inspiration for many of my works today. I recall following my mother excitedly every morning at 5.30am to do Rangoli at our front yard. During festivals, my favourite pastime was to go around the neighbourhood and observe all the wonderful, creative and artistic new designs that I had not seen before and I would then come home, practice and expand on them.

For me, today, Rangoli is not only a traditional cultural practice, but also a therapeutic and a social one. The sensory stimulus to one’s fingers, the brain stimulus from the colours and the excitement from the shapes and the movements in performing Rangoli give it so many healing and therapeutic properties! Through this programme, I will be taking you step by step into the wonderful world of Rangoli. I have experience teaching my art to people of all age and all races and am sure that this will be an enjoyable learning experience!

More about Rangoli and Singa Rangoli

Rangoli is an Indian floor art drawn outside the house to beautify the entrance and is believed to ward off evil spirits from entering the homes of Indian families. It is also a tradition and art form passed down from mother to daughter. Singa Rangoli is a Singaporean adaptation of the traditional Rangoli. While Rangoli is typically drawn on the floor using coloured powder, Singa Rangoli has expanded this to different surfaces, different materials and designed weather-proof Rangolis to adorn floors, walls and ceilings.

Ms Vijaya proudly holds the Guinness World Record for the largest Rangoli ever made spanning three badminton courts! Ms Vijaya also works with senior citizen homes, community centres and schools to bring the benefits of Rangoli painting to the community. Although the going can often get tough, Ms Vijaya strives to carry on her work out of her sheer passion for the art and her empathy for the seniors.