For 2 weeks in January 2017, British artist Liz Atkin took part in the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival: Art & Skin, creating and giving away more than 300 drawings on the SMT around the city.
Liz has a Compulsive Skin Picking disorder, and is widely known for her free charcoal drawings on public transport. Drawing helps her refocus her hands wherever she is, to keep the disorder at bay. She began giving her drawings to passengers as acts of kindness, but also as advocacy for skin picking and mental health. So far she has created and given away more than 15,000 drawings.
This short film by Elias Soh, documents her giving away her drawings on the Singapore Metro, SMT.
Her trip was sponsored by the British Council Singapore.
With thanks to Elias Soh, Jessamine Tan and Sean Tobin at M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, Alicia Ali and Cherry Tan at British Council Singapore.