Friday, 27 January 2012

Capturing the Straits | Painting and Postcard Views from the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

[Charles Dyce, The River from Monkey Bridge, 1842- 1843, watercolour & ink on paper]


Date: 9 February – 31 October 2012
Venue: NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road

Visits to the exhibition are by appointment only.
Please contact 6227 5731 or email babahouse@nus.edu.sg
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This exhibition brings together paintings of the Straits Settlements by Charles Dyce who was a resident of Singapore in the 1840s, and postcard views of Malacca dating to the early half of the 20th century. As visual sources, they collectively provide a window into the production and reception of landscapes in colonial Malaya, underpinned by new encounters, negotiations with pictorial conventions, and evolving regard of Malaya as a transformative space. 

Presented at the NUS Baba House, a residential unit built and actively inhabited in the colonial period, the exhibition also provides glimpses into the nature of urban transformations in the Straits Settlements.

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