Exhibition : A Fading Performing Art - Street Opera


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Admission is Free. All are Welcomed.

Exhibition Date:
23 Feb 2013 – 13 Mar 2013

Exhibition Time:
Monday to Friday – 2pm to 10pm
Saturday & Sunday – 12pm to 8pm

Exhibition Venue:
The Photographic Society of Singapore
Loke Wan Tho Gallery, Level 3
30 Selegie Road
Singapore 188351

About the Exhibition:
Singapore’s street opera began in the early ‘20s last century; prevailed in ‘50s to‘60s and started to decline in the ‘70s. In the early ‘90s, there was an accelerating reduction in the number of street theaters due to the rise of multimedia which changed the lifestyle of Singaporeans. With the passage of time, street opera will disappear in the near future.

Before the eternal loss of this performing art, local photographer Goh Koon Peng followed an opera troupe for 3 months and captured 15 street performances held throughout Singapore with a digital camera.

Through the exhibition, he wishes to share the wonderful memories of this fading art from the perspective of a photographic artist; hoping it will leave lasting impressions through his lenses, and the history of Singapore street opera could be enriched by colours.
 

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About the Exhibitor:
Goh Koon Peng took up photography as a hobby in 1979. He switched to digital photography and attended courses with The Photographic Society of Singapore (PSS) in 2004. In 2007, he achieved Associateship distinctions APSS from PSS and ARPS from The Royal Photographic Soicety of England.

Koon Peng is also an award-winning photographer. Throughout the years of his photography journey, he has won more than 100 local and overseas photography awards. His works had been published in Asiaweek; Lianhe Zaobao; The Strait Times; Garuda International Airlines magazine; HDB Annual Report; MTI Economic Report; PUB; MICA and NTUC publications.

Exhibition Curator : Goh Kim Hui
Graphic Designer : Wang Xiaoyin
Organiser: The Photographie Society of Singapore
 

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