Light projection & board game installation of 1819 S'pore at Temenggong art exhibition

From Aug 29 - Sep 12, 2021.

Siti Hawa | August 24, 2021, 05:00 PM

From Aug. 29 to Sep. 12 (closed on Mondays), a 100-year-old colonial house at Temenggong Road will be open to the public for an art exhibition.

"Expressing Heritage: Art & Originality Unfold" is curated by Temenggong Artists-In-Residence, a private non-profit charity that manages art residencies programmes.

The organisation aims to support local artists, art projects, as well as foster art and cultural exchanges.

Here's a look at the colonial house:

Photo via Temenggong Artists-In-Residence

What to expect

Light projection

The visual art presentation will feature a light projection by PHUNK, among other works.

PHUNK is a Singapore-based contemporary design and art collective founded in 1994 by Alvin Tan, Melvin Chee, Jackson Tan and William Chan.

The group met as graphic design students at Singapore's Lasalle College of the Arts.

Photo via Temenggong Artists-In-Residence

The light projection is a work of moving image of a calligraphy brush writing the Chinese character love, 愛, by Singaporean artist Henri Chen's hand, juxtaposed with PHUNK's own font that will pop up simultaneously.

The moving image will be projected on the exterior of Temenggong house.

Board game installation

Visitors can also look forward to a board game installation by Sonny Liew, author of the Eisner-winning "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye".

The game features the happenings of the era of colonial governance in 1819 Singapore.

Liew explores his own pages of history based on research of historical facts and imagines what might have happened during that era.

Photo via Temenggong Artists-In-Residence

Photo via Temenggong Artists-In-Residence

Other participating artists

Other participating names to look out for at the art exhibition include:

  • Koh Hong Teng, a comics artist based in Singapore
  • Sim Boon Yang, an architect
  • Theseus Chan, a Singaporean graphic artist

Expressing Heritage: Art & Originality Unfold

As part of Covid-19 safe management measures, only registered visitors will be accepted. Register your visit at [email protected].

Do note that there is also a limit on the number of daily visitors.

Address: 28 Temenggong Road, Singapore 098775

Date: Aug. 29 to Sep. 12 (Closed on Mondays, Aug. 30 and Sep. 6)

Time: 5pm to 10pm

Mothership is the media partner for "Expressing Heritage: Art & Originality Unfold" by Temenggong-Artists-In-Residence.

Top photos via Temenggong Artists-In-Residence