Welcome to the story of #talkingtothestars....
This is An art exhibition by savant autistic artist, HanZhen Yap
Today, we will unveil the main character of the exhibition, the leader of the star child – Hanzhen Yap.
In this art exhibition, he will lead you into his unique world.
With his keen eyes and sensitive soul, he captures the beautiful moments of the world around us.
His story will slowly unfold during this art exhibition.
We have arrived on this mysterious little planet, and something truly amazing is happening here...
This planet is surrounded by sparkling stars! Suddenly, there's Hanzhen leading a group of star children, greeting us with their curious smiles!
These children are very special; we affectionately call them the "Star Children" because they are just like the dazzling stars in the night sky—precious gifts from above. They have created an extraordinary little world on this small planet, filled with beauty and innocence.
At the border of this small planet, there seems to be an invisible glass wall that separates them from the outside world. This wall protects their pure hearts, but sometimes, these children also wish to break through it and explore the beauty of the world beyond.
However, when they attempt to cross this glass wall, they may suddenly hesitate, fearing that the gaze of the outside world might pierce them like sharp needles. In reality, they are just like us, and despite their differences, they long to naturally blend in, play joyfully with us, and share the beauty they see in the world.
As they bravely take that step forward, we hope you will welcome them with gentle eyes, just as you did when you first arrived here. The Star Children always greet you with the purest part of their hearts, taking you on a journey to explore this world of purity and beauty.
This is the story of the Star Children, a story of courage, hope, and warmth.
Are you ready to sail with us?
Actual Event Day
The Charity Art Exhibition featuring the remarkable autistic artist, Hanzhen Yap, has been officially launched, and our hearts are filled with gratitude. We extend our sincere thanks to our esteemed guest of honor, Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Tun Aminah Binti Sultan Ibrahim, for gracing this occasion with her presence. We are also deeply appreciative of the presence of Yang Berusaha, Encik Hishamuddin bin Abdul Rahim, Chief Executive Officer of Yayasan Raja Zarith Sofia Negeri Johor, and Yang Berbahagia, Encik Mohamad bin Hapil, Director of Pengarah Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Johor.
This charity art exhibition is a collaborative effort between Hanzhen Gallery, Y Space and Recreation Touch, with invaluable support from Yayasan Raja Zarith Sofiah Negeri Johor and Hope Garden.
Our journey began with a noble purpose: to raise awareness, foster acceptance, and inspire appreciation for children with autism. We aimed to empower them by encouraging independence, boosting self-esteem, and nurturing their artistic expression through participation in our autism art program. Additionally, we sought to educate others on the profound significance of the arts as a powerful tool for learning, personal growth, and self-expression. This is especially true for autistic artists, who make invaluable contributions to our society.
We wholeheartedly invite you to explore the unique world of Hanzhen Yap's art at our exhibition, #talkingtothestars. Your presence would not only honor us but also add a deeper layer of significance to this heartwarming event.
The gimmick session of opening ceremony, signed by Tunku Tun Aminah Binti Sultan Ibrahim in order to light up the awareness of autistic children.
Through the sensory experience of listening, we can deeply understand the sensory differences of autistic children and enter their inner world.
The story wall area——takes you to understand the world of star children (autistic children) and encourages parents of star children to face problems.
The common problems of star children can be learned more through the book "The Reason I Jump" by Naoki Higashida.
Photobooth - Arrived at the star child's planet world.
Light up this awareness and spread hope together.
‘Drawn Together’ - Coloring activity for star children.
The leader of the star children - Hanzhen Yap sketch art exhibition.
With his keen eyes and delicate soul, he captures the beautiful moments of the world around him.
Unveiling the heart of the event-The message from event designer.
Special thanks to all the people behind the scenes for making this event more meaningful.
Organizers: Hanzhen Gallery, Y Space & Recreation Touch
Supported by: Yayasan Raja Zarith Sofiah Negeri Johor & Hope Garden
Decorator: KKUM Memories
Photographer: Andy Lim & Above Production
F&B: Champ x Rueys
Emcee: Jun Hong
Talking to the stars- Event Video
Video Production by: Lorong32
Interviewee: Qun(Y Space) & Zhi Ling(Recreation Touch)