Winston Oh



Travelogue Exhibition opening, 2010

Twenty years ago, Brother Joseph McNally planted the seed of Travelogue by suggesting that I should share my love for travel and painting with LASALLE students.

We spent the evening at a dinner function comparing our personal experiences of finding inspiration that came abundantly on our travels. Clearly the excitement of encountering new and different visual, physical, and emotional stimuli triggers and heightens our powers of observation and emotional response.
Travelogue was conceived to enable LASALLE students and graduates to venture abroad to immerse themselves in a new environment, with different culture, language, landscape, climate and architecture; to record and analyse their response to their new experiences; and to exhibit their creations on their return. Using, one expects, the skills and training they have acquired from the college.
It warms my heart to observe over the years, the evolution of this project from humble beginnings to become such a well organised and structured programme that has attracted such brilliant and exciting participants. I look forward to Travelogue each year, not only to the exhibition, but to meeting and engaging with the students whom I find intelligent, articulate and so creative. I am also secretly learning about contemporary art, of which I knew nothing at the beginning, and will finally get to grips with it in ten years’ time.

Travelogue exists only because of several key people in LASALLE who nurtured and honed it and who should take all the credit for it. Milenko Prvacki, then Dean of Fine Arts, took the helm for many years. Ian Woo has been the stalwart from the beginning. Together with the lynchpin Adeline Kueh, they are synonymous with Travelogue. I am so touched that they are still enthusiastically engaged in this programme, and I value their friendship and guidance over all the years. We are also grateful for the invaluable help from Hazel Lim and Jeremy Sharma who have shepherded the students through the programme.

The McNally School of Fine Arts & the Editorial Team would like to especially thank Dr Winston Oh for his generous support all these years.

We would also like to thank the following for their involvement:

LASALLE Management:
Professor Steve Dixon, Barbara Gan, Dr Venka Purushotaman,
Milenko Prvacki, Professor Adam Knee

McNally School of Fine Arts:
Jeffrey Say, Salleh Japar, Dr Clare Veal, Zarina Muhammad, Angie Wong

Division of Advancements: Alvan Loo

Division of Communications: Yuen Yee Foong, Lee May Anne, Chen Cuifen

The Ngee Ann Kongsi Library: Malar Villi Nadeson

For general enquiries, email or call +65 6496 5000
LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940 /

For more details of The Winston Oh Travelogue Awards, and Postgraduate Researc Grants documentation, see


Dr Ian Woo
Programme Leader, MA Fine Arts

Curator & Managing Editor
Adeline Kueh, Senior Lecturer

Dr Winston Oh, Patron
Professor Steve Dixon & Prue Dixon, President; Artist

From McNally School of Fine Arts
Dr S. Chandrasekaran, Head of School
Dr Ian Woo, Programme Leader, MA Fine Arts
Hazel Lim, Programme Leader, BA Fine Fine Arts
Adeline Kueh, Senior Lecturer, MA Fine Arts
Jeremy Sharma, Lecturer, BA Fine Arts

Website – Tristan Lim

About the McNally School of Fine Arts
Named after our founder the late Brother Joseph McNally, the School offers contemporary practice and research-based programmes at the Diploma, BA(Hons) and MA levels. It is focused on redefining the milieu of artistic research dedicated to Southeast Asia, and our position in the world of contemporary art.

From sculpture, printmaking, drawing, installation and photography to technology-based art, performance art, interdisciplinary art, as well as critical studies in art history and art theory, our programmes are imbued with an innovative and interdisciplinary structure, designed to provide you with a transformative learning experience that awakens your artistic potential and develops your critical