A Sailor’s Guide to Little India
Title: A Sailor’s Guide to Little India
Artist: A’shua Imran
Paying tribute to the rich Indian culture in Little India as well as other cultures that harmoniously share this space, A’shua Imran envisions our ancestors’ voyage to Singapore. Using a selection of scenes, cultural landmarks and historical buildings to illustrate an imagined map, each segment in the mural reveals different encounters of a wanderer – and yet, points to their histories and identities.
Image credits: Ng Wu Gang
A’shua Imran is a multidisciplinary Singaporean artist who predominantly works with painting, performance, photography and installation. He founded Mural Lingo in 2014, an independent platform that focusses on creating opportunities for artists to practice mural painting and engage with their community. He has exhibited locally and internationally, and recently completed an artist residency at Bag Factory Artists’ Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa.