FoundSpace stems from our love for the process and materiality of art-making. Living in a fast-paced consumerist world, we often lose our appreciation for what surrounds us. As such, we aim to reignite our connection to the material environment and enhance our sense of well-being through a hands-on approach. Through advocacy and experiential outreach, our team works toward our larger goal of bringing arts to all.
FoundSpace adopts a person-centered approach to affirm each individual's capabilities and strengths. We work to create a safe space where clients can feel empowered to engage in the process of self-discovery. Our artist-therapists act as compassionate facilitators, listen without judgment and guide our clients' therapeutic process so they may uncover their own solutions and gain personal insights. We also emphasize sensory mindfulness using a strong material-based approach, strengthening holistic wellbeing and life enrichment.
Meet The Team
We at FoundSpace are a collective of artists, art therapists, and mental health professionals. By combining our individual expertise, we continue to promote mental wellness through arts and multidisciplinary collaboration.
Xu Ning Boo
Boo Xu Ning is a practising art therapist who has experience working with adults struggling with addiction, as well as children with backgrounds of complex trauma. After graduating with a BA in Psychology, she took up various roles, such as working as a research assistant for a project for children with learning difficulties, and also teaching at a school for children with special needs. As her art experience grows, Xu Ning enjoys making art with non-conventional art materials.
Lee Shulian has over 5 years of counselling experience working with primary school children. She has also worked with the adolescents from a rehabilitation background as well as children with long-term illness(es) and developmental disabilities. She is interested in encouraging children, young persons and even adults to have fun in their art making, and through their creative processes to express themselves fully, without the fear of any judgement. Her educational background includes a Diploma in Holistic Counselling for Schools, and a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry).
Roshni is a multidicilpinary artist and art therapist currently based in Bangalore, India. She has worked with children with histories of complex trauma and young women in sensitive settings. She has a background in Contemporary Art Practices from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. Roshni has presented her research on art, embodiment and complex trauma in Brisbane and has exhibited in Singapore, India, and the Netherlands. Passionate about craft culture as intangible heritage, Roshni incorporate these elements into her practices.
A former architect, Yoko is a multi-disciplinary artist, art therapist, and educator. She has vast experience in community art services and exhibition curation. Currently working with NAFA, VSA, The Red Pencil, Pathlight School, and other special schools. In 2018, she curated a pilot art programme for adults with physical & cognitive needs with NAFA. She drove the artistic direction in the exhibition in LASALLE in 2018. She is the winner of the 2016 UOB Painting of the Year, Most Promising Artist in Singapore, and has exhibited in Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands.