The Forgotten Murals of Paya Lebar Airport
Three large murals used to grace the walls of Paya Lebar Airport. Dahlia Shamsuddin has the inside story of how they came to be.
Chinese Graphic Artists in Pre-war Singapore
Advertising art began playing a bigger role in the economy after several talented graphic artists moved from China to Singapore from the 1920s onwards. Lee Chor Lin highlights their works.
Windows into History
Drawings discovered in a Belgian archive help fill gaps in the history of stained glass windows in Singapore. Yeo Kang Shua and Swati Chandgadkar reveal their findings.
Malay Seals from Singapore
Malay seals of the 19th century hold important information, says Annabel Teh Gallop.
A Banquet of Malayan Fruits: Botanical Art in the Melaka Straits
Who commissioned the Dumbarton Oaks collection of 70 drawings on local fruits?
Stamford Raffles and the Two French Naturalists
Danièle Weiler uncovers the work of two young French naturalists – Alfred Duvaucel and Pierre Médard Diard – who worked with Stamford Raffles between 1818 and 1820.
The Tiger Within
These fanged beasts are by turns both captivating as they are terrifying. Patricia Bjaaland Welch explores the tiger motif in the art and literature of Asia.
Making the Invisible Visible: Restoring the Statues of St Joseph’s Church on Victoria Street
Alvin Tan documents the painstaking process behind the restoration of the statues in St Joseph’s Church.
French Impressions: 19th Century Natural History Drawings of Singapore and Southeast Asia
A little-known collection from 1818 to 1820 commissioned under the watch of two French naturalists sheds light on the early study of the region’s flora and fauna.
Exploring an Artist’s Mind: The Tan Swie Hian Collection
What makes the difference between a good artist and a brilliant one? Goh Yu Mei delves into the books and artworks that have inspired a literary and artistic genius.
Georgette Chen: Artist Extraordinaire
Sara Siew examines the link between visual art and the written word through the fascinating story of Singaporean artist Georgette Chen.
Groundbreaking: The Origins of Contemporary Art in Singapore
1988 has been held as the watershed year in which Singapore’s contemporary art took root with the establishment of The Artists Village. Jeffrey Say debunks this view, asserting that the contemporary art movement began earlier.