5seventeen Pte Ltd

My Story

It began with a dream

It began with a dream

My name is Barry and this is my story. I was in and out of prison for many years and I began to feel that life was meaningless. In 2011, I was given the opportunity to attend art classes while in prison. I took a liking to it and since then, I ventured into the different forms of art including painting, sculpturing, pottery and batik. I had a dream one night after I found my passion in art. I dreamt I was in the front page of the newspapers with the headline, “From Syringe to Brush”. This dream sparked a hope for my existence and my life took a turn from then. I believe I was created to use my art for the Glory of my Creator. I am certain that this dream will be fulfilled when I am released from prison. I begin to share this dream with the people around me. I am thankful that there are people who believe in my dream and are eager to be part of this new life’s journey. With this, I am humbled. Please feel free to browse through my works and, perhaps, you would like to adopt some of my works. Every piece of my work is original and your adoption plays a big part in the fulfilment of my dream – From Syringe to Brush.

Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore

The Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore has be instrumental in helping the society to accept people with pass records. Many are indebted to the effective promotion of these awareness through their countless activities and engagement with former inmates and their family. We did a video recently and you can view it here.  
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Artisan Award by Rotary Club Of Singapore

"I have been greatly blessed!" was Barry's first word when he was awarded the Artisan Award by Rotary Club Singapore. There were few nominees worthy of this award and Barry was chosen by the panel to receive this honourable award. His signature "Starfish" painting touches many hearts with the underlying message of every kind act matters. Barry would like to thank everyone who believe and journey with him since April 2015. Your support in commissioning his work had played a great part in making his dream a reality. His gallery 5seventeen seeks to continue to produce quality and meaningful arts to touch lives. 
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Adding colors to Marina Mandarin Hotel

Artists love to have their work to go places. Barry was excited to have his work display in Marina Mandarin Hotel Singapore. His art work added colors to the walk ways of Marina Mandarin. Thanks to the given opportunity for his work to be displayed. Anyone can now enjoy or even purchase Barry's painting that are displayed in Marina Mandarin Hotel. Please contact Barry if you have any enquirers @90237739.
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Preparing for Showcase

Hi all, just want to update you guys that I am preparing for a showcase at the end of June 2016. This is exciting for me as my work will be able to be displayed in Marina Mandarin Hotel and collectors will be able to purchase them directly.
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5seventeen Launch

5seventeen will be opening its gallery doors to the public on 5 March 2016. Located in Commonwealth, the gallery will display 10 to 12 curated art pieces from founder Barry Yeow. The opening ceremony is an invitation-only event. Barry will be speaking on his life, his art, and the significance of the gallery. He will also give a guided tour through the gallery premises. Barry will be available for interviews and questions during a dinner reception. The opening ceremony will be graced by Ms. Jane Ittogi - partner at ShookLin & Bok and Chairman of the Singapore Art Museum’s Board of Directors. The gallery’s opening marks a milestone of Barry’s…
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Dream Fulfilled

My dream came true on 28 June 2015. Senior writer Wong Kim Hoh from The Straits Times covered my story entitled - Ex-convict's true colours. A big thank you to everyone who believe in my dream and walk alongside with me since I was released from prison. I believe 5seventeen will be another exciting journey my Creator paved for me.
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