1 session of 1.5h — 2 groups to choose from 

Course Description
In conjunction with documentary photographer Ore Huiying’s exhibition We Were Farmers at Objectifs, join the artist and farmer herself for a fun hands-on session to get started on your very own gardening journey!

In this short workshop suitable for beginners, Ore Huiying will lead participants on a guided tour of We Were Farmers, and share more about this culmination of her 12-year personal project documenting the experience and resilience of her family, who have been farmers for generations from the 1960s till 2020.

Participants will be introduced to common herbs used in cooking, and will learn about hydroponics, the practice of growing plants without soil. They will learn, through demonstrations and practice, how to grow their own hydroponic plants with easily accessible recycled materials, and how to prepare and care for their plant cuttings.

No prior experience with plants, gardening or farming is necessary, and materials as well as plant cuttings will be provided to get you started on your farming adventures. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate, in the company of an adult. Each session is capped at 8 participants per Covid-19 health and safety measures, so register now to save your spot!

Workshop Fee

Ore Huiying

Next Dates

This workshop will run twice with the same content covered in each group. Please select the time slot that best suits you via the registration form below.
Group A: Sat 21 Aug, 2pm to 3.30pm
Group B:
Sat 21 Aug, 4pm to 5.30pm


  • Guided tour of We Were Farmers exhibition by documentary photographer Ore Huiying
  • Introduction to common herbs used in cooking
  • Grow your own hydroponic plants with recycled materials
  • How to prepare plant cuttings and care for them

Pre-requisites: No prior experience with plants, gardening or farming is required.

Please note this workshop will take place at Objectifs, and will be conducted in English.

As participants will work with materials like seeds and soil, they are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing they might not mind getting slightly dirty. Aprons or ponchos will also be made available.

About Ore Huiying
Ore Huiying is a documentary photographer from Singapore. Having been uprooted from a rural to an urban environment as the country underwent development, she is drawn to narratives of people and places affected by development in Southeast Asia.

Ore completed her Masters of Arts in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication in United Kingdom in 2010. She has held solo exhibitions at Objectifs, Icat gallery in Laos, and at the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia, and has participated in numerous group shows.

Ore’s accolades include a nomination for ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu (2013), the Documentary Award in the Invisible Photographer Asia Awards (2018), recognition by the World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent Program (2018), and a National Geographic Grant (2019) to continue her work examining the impact of Chinese-built dams on the Mekong River.

Apart from working on personal projects, Ore does commissioned work for international publications like The New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Le Monde and Getty Images, as well as for NGOs and commercial clients.