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Tracking Memories
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Tracking Memories

An Exhibition of Photo works by Kwek Leng Joo and Watercolour Paintings by Ong Kim Seng

By: Kwek Leng Joo & Ong Kim Seng

Date: 15 Jul – 28 Aug 2011

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Stamford Gallery, Level 1

Ticket Prices: Free

Website: www.nationalmuseum.sg/ExhibitionDetail.aspx?id=61&cat=2

Synopsis:
Tracking Memories is a showcase of photographic works of Kwek Leng Joo, a business leader and avid photographer, and the watercolour paintings of Ong Kim Seng, one of Singapore’s most recognised watercolourists. This second collaboration pays tribute to the railway’s historical significance, following the recent developments in Malayan Railway sites in Singapore.

Tracking Memories offers not only refreshing perspectives of train stations, railway tracks and activities around them, but also a peek of train operations rarely seen by the public. In the spirit of pushing artistic boundaries, they ventured into unchartered grounds and overcame physical challenges. Kwek produced a collection of black-and-white photographic works that embodies nostalgia in a contemporary style; while Kim Seng rendered a new interpretation to a familiar subject.  While their art forms differ, both artists share many similar values pertaining to arts and heritage preservation, and are equally relentless in their pursuit of interesting subjects and artistic experiences.


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