NUS Baba House [Cyanotype Workshops]

Singapore Art Week 2015

This January, the NUS Baba House is collaborating with the National Arts Council to offer special site-specific programmes such as heritage tours, cyanotype workshops and a programme called CultureHackSG 1.0 during Singapore Art Week.

Cyanotype Workshops

The on-going exhibition at the NUS Baba House, Kebon Indah: Mintio & Kabul, Kelompok Batik Tulis Sido Luhur, Collaboration displays a series of artworks which combines the tradition of batik making with portrait photography. This 2-hour workshop will allow participants to get hands-on exposure in creating a cyanotype print on fabric - one of the methods used by Mintio & Kabul in creating the artworks.

The artists will also talk about the process behind cyanotype, a type of photographic printing that produces a cyan blue print. Discovered in the 1840s, the process was mainly used by architects in the reproduction of large architectural and mechanical drawings.

*Recommended for ages 13 and above. Fees are $30 per participant and include all workshop materials. Please note that refunds will not be issued for any cancellations.

Limited to 16 participants per session.

Other programmes at NUS Baba House during Singapore Art Week 2015

This one hour heritage tour introduces visitors to the history and architectural features of the House, the Straits Chinese domestic culture and the exhibition at the gallery on the third floor.

The tour is free and advanced booking is required. Please register at bhtours.peatix.com.

CultureHackSG 1.0 is a programme which will be launched at NUS Baba House as part of the Singapore Art Week 2015 (17 – 25 January). This inaugural instalment explores the idea of hybridity. Inspiration is drawn from two notable instances of hybrid encounters – an early 20th century (c. 1920) setting at NUS Baba House, and contents of recipe books written for European residents in Malaya.

Sharing sessions are $10 per participant. Please register at bhculturehacksg.peatix.com.

About Singapore Art Week
Singapore Art Week (17 – 25 January 2015) is an initiative by the National Arts Council, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Economic Development Board. The Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading arts destination. It is a nine-day celebration of the visual arts, offering a myriad of quality art experiences, including blockbuster art fairs, exciting gallery openings and lifestyle events, world-class exhibitions, public art walks, as well as enriching discussions. www.artweek.sg

About NUS Baba House
Built around 1895, 157 Neil Road is a townhouse located in Singapore's historic district of Tanjong Pagar. Once the ancestral home of a Straits Chinese (Peranakan Chinese) family, the property was acquired by the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2006 from funds donated by Ms Agnes Tan, a lady of Peranakan Chinese descent.

Archaeological excavations and detailed studies of architectural features and construction materials were carried out followed by conservation and restoration works before the premises officially opened on 4 September 2008 under the stewardship of NUS Museum.

Named 'Baba House', the project is conceived as a heritage house facilitating research, appreciation and reflection of the Straits Chinese history and culture. This is articulated through the architectural conservation of the townhouse and reconstruction of a domestic space which exhibits the community's material culture dating back to the early 20th century.

The third floor is a gallery for hosting exhibitions which allow academic researchers and art practitioners to explore and present evolving narratives about the Peranakan Chinese community, and a variety of other disciplines including social and urban history, traditional architecture and building conservation.

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Jan 17 - Jan 24, 2015
[ Sat ] - [ Sat ]
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM SGT
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NUS Baba House
[Session 1] Sat, 17 Jan, 2.30 - 4.30pm SOLD OUT $30.00
[Session 2] Sat. 24 Jan, 2.30 - 4.30pm SOLD OUT $30.00
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