A solo exhibition by Wee Teck Hian

A solo exhibition by Wee Teck Hian
Lower Gallery, Objectifs
7 Feb to 6 Mar
Tues to Sat, 12pm to 7pm / Sun, 12pm to 4pm

Admission is free
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Thur 6 Feb, 7pm to 9pm (RSVP here)
Photowalk: Waterloo Street with Wee Teck Hian: Sat 8 Feb, 10am to 12pm (Register here)

To know Singapore is to know how its natural environment, precincts and iconic structures change before its people are ready to bid them goodbye.

It is to recognise that change is the only constant in a tiny and ambitious nation.

It is to feel a semblance of pride when gazing upon the latest attraction in town, while also feeling a pang of nostalgia for what was there before.

Singaporean photographer Wee Teck Hian has explored more corners of the island than most. In more than two decades as a photographer specialising in panoramic black-and-white photography, he has documented many slices of Singapore’s history while working at a newspaper, and through his passion projects.

Longing and Belonging presents his photographs documenting the transformation of various spaces in Singapore, including Marina Bay, the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) railway tracks, and the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. The images explore what it means to belong to a community and country that is ever changing, and will resonate with anyone who has ever pondered the loss of something familiar.

About Wee Teck Hian
Wee Teck Hian began his journey as a photographer in 1997 after an eventful road trip in the United States with friends. He spent 17 years as a photojournalist with a newspaper and covered many major news developments in Singapore.

Outside of work, he embarked on several passion projects including documenting the dramatic redevelopment of the Marina Bay area over a period of 10 years from 2004. He believes in staying curious and in knowing one’s heritage. (www.weeteckhian.com)

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Press:

The Business Times:Snapshots of Yesteryear