NUS Baba House [Heritage Tours]

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.

Heritage Tours

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.

Guests will experience visiting a Straits Chinese family home in the 1920s on the first and second floors which are furnished with heirlooms from the Wee family (the previous owners of the house) and other donors.

The third floor currently showcases the exhibition Kebon Indah: Mintio & Kabul, Kelompok Batik Tulis Sido Luhur, Collaboration’, which runs till 31 January 2015. This exhibition features a series of textiles which combine photographic cyanotype printing with batik techniques. They were the result of a collaboration of two contemporary artists, Samantha Tio (Mintio) and Budi Agung Kuswara (Kabul), and batik makers of the Sido Luhur group from the central Javanese village of Kebon Indah.

*Free, limited to 13 persons per tour. Recommended for adults and children aged 13 and above.
Guests are requested to remove their footwear when visiting the 2nd and 3rd levels of the house.

Other programmes at NUS Baba House during Singapore Art Week 2015

This two hour workshop will allow participants to get hands-on exposure in creating a cyanotype print on fabric - one of the methods used by Mintio and Kabul in creating the artworks displayed in the exhibition at the NUS Baba House.

Fees are $30 per participant and include all workshop materials. Recommended for ages 13 and above. Please register at bhcyanotype.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

Jan 16 - Jan 25, 2015
[ Fri ] - [ Sun ]
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM SGT
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NUS Baba House
Fri, 16 Jan, 10 - 11am FULL
Fri, 16 Jan, 12.30 - 1.30pm FULL
Sat, 17 Jan, 10 - 11am FULL
Sat, 17 Jan, 12.30 - 1.30pm FULL
Sun, 18 Jan, 10 - 11am FULL
Sun 18 Jan, 12.30 - 1.30pm FULL
Fri, 23 Jan, 10 - 11am FULL
Fri, 23 Jan, 12.30 - 1.30pm FULL
Sat, 24 Jan, 10 - 11am FULL
Sat, 24 Jan, 12.30 - 1.30pm FULL
Sun, 25 Jan, 10 - 11am FULL
Sun, 25 Jan, 12.30 - 1.30pm FULL
Venue Address
157 Neil Road Singapore
NUS Baba House