Winston Oh

Patron




May, 2019



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.

Strangers on an Island: The Winston Oh Travelogue Award 2021


This unique edition of The Winston Oh Travelogue Award puts forth the question of what it means to be on an island with a total of 193 kilometres of coastline, as well as what our relationships to each other may encompass with the different stages of lockdown and isolation, plus the inability to travel beyond our national border during this pandemic.


One more folded sunset: Winston Oh Travelogue Award 20th Anniversary

This unique edition of The Winston Oh Travelogue Award puts forth the question of what it means to be on an island with a total of 193 kilometres of coastline, as well as what our relationships to each other may encompass with the different stages of lockdown and isolation, plus the inability to travel beyond our national border during this pandemic.






Curator and Managing Editor
Adeline Kueh, Senior Lecturer

Advisors/Judging Panel
Prof. Adam Knee, Acting Head, McNally School of Fine Arts
& Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Media and Creative Industries
Dr Ian Woo, Programme Leader, MA Fine Arts
Hazel Lim, Programme Leader, BA Fine Arts
Dr Cedric van Eenoo, Programme Leader, Diploma Fine Arts
For programme enquiries, email admissions@lasalle.edu.sg , or call +65 6496 5222 LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940 / www.lasalle.edu.sg

Visit thelasalleshow.com/msofa for the graduation showcase of McNally School of Fine Arts.

All images unless otherwise stated are courtesy of the MA Fine Arts Programme.