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Pictures at an (SEA) Exhibition



8 Apr 2022 (F) 8:00-8:45pm City Hall Wing, Level 2, Singapore Courtyard

9-10 Apr 2022 (Sa-Su) Supreme Court Wing, Level 3, UOB Southeast Asia Galleries (meet outside Gallery 1) Session 1 | 3:00-3:45pm Session 2 | 5:00-5:45pm


Pictures at an (SEA) Exhibition is a project conceived by Robert CASTEELS that combines painting, poetry and music. 6 composers Robert CASTEELS, Joyce KOH, HO Chee Kong, HOH Chung Shih, John SHARPLEY and Eric WATSON each chose a painting from our long-term exhibition Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century, after which they selected or wrote poetry in response to it. They also composed new original a cappella work for vocal ensemble.


Vocal Ensemble

Benedict Goh, tenor Reuben Lai, tenor John Lee, bass Joyce Lim, alto Akiko Otao, soprano Susanna Pua, soprano Leslie Tay, tenor Tham Pei Wen, alto Glenn Wong, counter tenor Julian Wong, baritone


On 8 April (F), join us in the Singapore Courtyard for a concert performance of the original compositions.


After that, for one weekend only, join us for a unique tour of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery and a performance of Pictures at an (SEA) Exhibition, and be enthralled by singers performing alongside some of the Gallery’s most beloved artworks.


Please note that places for the tour performances on 9 &10 April are limited, and registration is needed. Please make sure to select the session that you would like to attend when registering for the event.


Supported by National Arts Council



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