Visual Arts

About Project

A collaboration with the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), with most interviews conducted by SAM staff who underwent oral history training, the scope of this project encompasses two categories: fine arts and applied arts.

The interviewees here are mainly full-time or part-time artists or educators across various art mediums such as Western/Chinese painting, ceramics, calligraphy, batik, and mixed media. Some of Singapore’s pioneer artists like Georgette Chen and Lim Hock Ann are also interviewed under this project.

Topics discussed include the interviewees’ course of study, the conditions of the artistic environment and industry in Singapore, and the overall social perception of art as a profession.

Names of Interviewees in Visual Arts