The embassy of the United States, Singapore, and Lasalle College of the Arts will present an exhibition of American diplomat George Porter’s photographs (1965-70) alongside works in various media created in response by students.
Porter, a self-taught artist, kept his own studio and darkroom throughout his posting in Southeast Asia. He was fascinated by life in the newly independent city-state of Singapore, and his photographs of iconic scenes by the Singapore River and early National Day Parades paint a compelling picture of a nation in its formative years. Now for the first time in public, 72 of Porter’s photographs can be seen alongside works in various media created in response by students of Lasalle.
An American in Singapore 1965 – 70. Lasalle students respond to photographs by George Porter, will run from 16 October to 5 November 2015 at the Brother Joseph McNally Gallery at Lasalle’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940. Admission is free and opening hours are from 12pm to 7pm, Tuesday to Sundays, except public holidays.