The Oral History Project is dedicated to developing, collecting and preserving stories of significant individuals who have shaped Singapore art history and discourses. This includes visual artists, art historians, curators and cultural producers. Interviews are conducted by fellow peers of the community, nominated by the interviewees themselves.
The Oral History Project team is grateful to the following for their generosity and support:
Ang Song Nian
Cheong Weng Wah
Lai Yeen Pong (Nanyang Gallery)
Lindy Poh (Silver Rue Art Consulting)
Michael Lee Hong Hwee
National Arts Council, Singapore
National Gallery Singapore
Ong Teng Huat (ArtSafe Pte Ltd)
Sharon Chen Peiling
The Private Museum, Singapore
Ute Meta Bauer
Constance Sheares is a respected arts administrator, curator, and writer. She is known for her significant curatorial work at the National Museum (1971–76, 1982–88), and later, as independent curator and consultant, actively promoting Singapore art and artists.
Choy Weng Yang
Choy Weng Yang is an artist, curator and educator. Choy is one of the foremost abstract painters of post-independence Singapore and has been a prominent influence on the contemporary art scene. He currently focuses on his artistic practice and has participated in numerous exhibitions locally.
T.K. Sabapathy is Singapore’s foremost art historian, educator, curator and critic. Over more than four decades, he has written countless articles, books, catalogues and artist monographs and is well respected for his scholarship and for his tireless advocacy of art and artists of Singapore and Malaysia.
Teo Han Wue
Teo Han Wue has written art reviews as a freelance for the The Straits Times, edited its now defunct Bilingual Section, served as Director at the National Arts Council Singapore in various capacities ranging from Arts Development to Research and Publications, and directed Art Retreat Incorporating the Wu Guanzhong Gallery, a private museum.
Han Sai Por
Han Sai Por is Singapore’s only dedicated stone sculptor, renowned for her nature-inspired sculptures. The founder of the Sculpture Society Singapore and former art educator has participated in numerous exhibitions around the world, and her works can be found in many international institutions, public spaces and private collections.
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