in Southeast Asia
December 2008 - 31 Jan 2010
Opening – 15 January 2009, 6.30pm
The University Art Museum (precursor of NUS Museum) was
inaugurated in 1955 at the University
of Malaya in Singapore. The
collection was instrumental in the teaching and study of Art
History. Its holding of acquired paintings served as a vital
archive and resource to interpret landscapes and themes in Singapore and Southeast
Presented in three sections - Engagement/Memory/Imagination - the
exhibition explores artistic interactions with the land, personal and
collective memory, as well as relationships with physical space, cultural
imagination and practice. Through paintings, drawings, photographs,
textiles and video documentations, the landscape observations convey,
construct and represent aspects of such landscapes, as well as offer
presentations and interpretations.
The exhibition forms the framework for reconnections with teaching
and learning of architecture and urban history, through modules
developed by the Department of Architecture, NUS, which celebrates its
50th anniversary this year. In conjunction with the exhibition, two
forums will be organised at the NUS Museum alongside four walking tours
at Kampong Glam, Padang,
Telok Ayer and Tiong Bahru to encourage the public's interest in and
appreciation of the Singaporean landscape.
Download Constructed Landscapes: Singapore in Southeast Asia Worksheets. Click here and Click here for Simplified Version.
Worksheets for younger audience. Engagement Worksheet. Imagination Worksheet. Memory: Crossword Puzzle.
NUS Department of Architecture 50
Years: In Progress
Please visit this website for more information - http://www.arch.nus.edu.sg/50/exhibition/index.html