From the Director’s Chair

From the Director’s Chair

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

In candid, off-the-cuff conversations, four young auteurs talk about their upcoming works for the Singapore Memory Project film festival with Michelle Heng, a librarian with the National Library of Singapore.   Royston Tan Hailed as one of the most promising talents in the home-grown filmmaking industry, Royston Tan has won more than 40 international and […]

April exhibitions: Home where the heart is

April exhibitions: Home where the heart is

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

For the Home’s exhibition in April, some of the project artists have explored the subject of our home as a place carved out of memories, while others like BuiltinSG and Points of Departure made homes a more nebulous and expansive concept around the public, iconic buildings or waterfront spots. If home is where the heart […]

First Look at the Past Forward Showcase

First Look at the Past Forward Showcase

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

What are the irememberSG fund awardees up to? Come look at the first 20 projects in progress from 17-20 March 2015 at The Plaza, National Library Building! The Singapore Memory Project (SMP) celebrates Singapore’s 50th birthday by showcasing stories that have yet to be told. Our forward-thinking collaborators offer a range of perspectives on Singapore’s past […]

Picturing Chinatown: Through A New Lens

Picturing Chinatown: Through A New Lens

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in SG50 Showcase | 4 Comments

“Chinatown” was never known as such to its locals. They called it Ngau Cheh Sui(牛车水)or Gu Chia Chwee (“bullock cart water” in Cantonese and Hokkien respectively). In days gone by, others knew it as the more developed Da Po (大坡,“greater town” in Mandarin) south of the Singapore River, and less developed Xiao Po (小坡,“lesser town” […]

An Island of Nations: Captured

An Island of Nations: Captured

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in SG50 Showcase | 5 Comments

“Island Nation” is a documentary project by Captured, comprising Edwin Koo, Juliana Tan and Zakaria Zainal, that captures the stories of Singaporeans who once lived on the southern islands of Singapore. The exhibition will take place between 6 June 2015 and 28 June 2015 at the National Library Building and is part of Singapore’s 50th […]

Points of Departure: Juria Toramae

Points of Departure: Juria Toramae

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

“Points of Departure” – an exhibition of photo­graphs, stories and installation art works – brings together the forgotten and the unfamiliar in the hope of making the past less foreign. The exhibi­tion will take place during April 2015 at National Library Building and is part of the SIngapore Memory Project’s SG50 celebrations.  Assortment of boats seen at […]

The Violin by Robot Playground Media

The Violin by Robot Playground Media

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in SG50 Showcase | One Comment

Mementoes are often pieces of souvenirs that remind others of memories that they have with it, but what about the memories of mementoes themselves? With the support of the irememberSG Fund, Robot Playground Media is producing an animated film that follows a violin’s memories through 80 years in Singapore’s history as it changes owners.

Points of Departure I

Points of Departure I

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

‘Points of Departure’ is a creative project, supported by irememberSG Fund, seeking to create new narratives from collective memories. The project is a collaborative effort between Juria Toramae and Jerome Lim which focuses on our relationship with the sea through time. Over the one-year project period, Toramae and Lim aim to weave a selection of […]

When values make heroes

When values make heroes

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

Singapore Unsung Heroes, which are featured in our third edition of our Newsletter is a ground up initiative that celebrates meaningful deeds by amazing people; and these deeds have inspired and motivated others to join in as well. Through the iremembersg Fund, the Singapore Memory Project hopes to empower The Singapore Unsung Heroes team in documenting memories of these heroic […]

IgnorLAND: Stories of Bukit Ho Swee

IgnorLAND: Stories of Bukit Ho Swee

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in SG50 Showcase | No Comments

IgnorLAND of its Time is a performance-tour that features the residents of Bukit Ho Swee as part of its ensemble! Come hear the stories of the people who have made this region their home.