At The National Gallery: Writings About History & Architecture


How do writers look at the history and architecture of a building, and render it into poetry and fiction? Commissioned by the National Arts Council, the anthology, Eye/Feel/Write: Building Architectonics, features twelve established Singapore writers, who penned ekphrastic pieces inspired by the former Supreme Court of The National Gallery. In this #BuySinglit reading tour, participants will be led by editor Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, as well as curator Lim Shujuan, through the historical space, to hear five eminent authors – Amanda Chong, Clara Chow, Daryl Lim Wei Jie, Josephine Chia, and Tse Hao Guang – read their pieces, and share their creative process.

The first 20 participants receive a limited edition Eye/Feel/Write journal. Lucky participants also stand to win book vouchers at the end of the tour.

Once this event is fully subscribed, please email squircleline@gmail to join our waiting list.


NOTE: Free to public. Limited to 20 participants. Registration is required here. All participants should arrive 15 minutes before the start of the tour. Participants may confirm their attendance, and receive their complimentary journals at the registration table located at the Supreme Court Foyer just below the grand staircase. This starting point is nearest to the National Gallery's Parliament Place entrance.


This specially curated reading tour is part of #BuySinglit.

#BuySingLit is an industry-led movement to celebrate stories from Singapore. Advocating ‘Buy Local, Read Our World’, homegrown book publishers, retailers and literary non-profits have come together to encourage more people to discover and embrace Singapore’s literature. Through buying and reading local works, you support the writers who bear witness to our lives, as well as the businesses in our community that deliver these stories to us. Most of all, you will experience the profound joy of unravelling the multi-faceted world around you.

Presented by: National Gallery Singapore & Squircle Line Press

Co-commissioned by: The Arts House & #BuySingLit

Supported by: National Arts Council

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Sat Mar 10, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM SGT
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National Gallery Singapore, Supreme Court Foyer
NGS EFW Reading Tour (FREE) FULL
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1 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178957 Singapore
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