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Once Upon This Island


  • 7 Nov 2014 – 19 Mar 2017

  • Singapore Art Museum

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The Learning Gallery presents artworks selected to promote engagement and discussion of broader issues through contemporary art. Once Upon This Island is the latest show exploring the stories and lives that surround us and abound on this island-nation. Featuring selected works from the Singapore Art Museum’s collection as well as new commissions, Once Upon This Island navigates ideas of home, community, identity and memory, and raises pertinent and timely questions on what it means to live in contemporary Singapore – an urbanised, ever-changing city-state and island, set between peninsula and archipelago. 


Sarah Choo Jing, Chun Kaifeng, Vicente Delgado, Michael Lee, Lee Wen, Dawn Ng, Nguan, Francis Ng, Jing Quek, Shih Lin, Jason Wee, Green Zeng

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sarah choo

the hidden dimension II


multimedia installation, edition 3/5

jing quek

aunties & uncles

singapore idols


digital inkjet with ultrachrome k3, edition 3/5 + 1 a.p.

lee wen

strange fruit


c-print photographs, set of 12, edition 1/3 + 2 a.p.