Past Project: July 2020 – March 2021

Legends of the SEA

Legends of the SEA was created with the aim to bring joy and life lessons to children of underserved communities in Southeast Asia, through art, play and storytelling. It is an art activity book exploring the materials, techniques and processes that go into the art practices of regional artists. Based on their artworks, 15 activities were designed for children aged 7 to 11 years to help children build safe spaces for self-expression, artistry and creativity. Inspired by historical and contemporary stories of courage, hope and resilience, the book included lesson plans for art educators and was distributed widely to government and community schools in the region, accompanied by art workshops.

Legends of the SEA is a collaboration among five SIF Arts for Good Fellows across four countries – Lee Hui Ling and Soonufat Supramaniam from Malaysia, Evelyn Ghozalli from Indonesia, Loh Wan Ting from Singapore, and Pia G. Ortiz-Luis from the Philippines.

Download the free digital book here (available in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Tagalog and Thai).