LITTLE INDIA
SINGAPORE

2015

Singapore is known for its multi-cultural society, and Little India has always played a vital role in maintaining that image. The area is a vibrant enclave for Singapore’s Indian community, yet one will find much ethnic diversity within its midst. In Little India, visitors are offered an insight into a different side of Singapore – one steeped with the heritage, traditions and cultural charm of our local Indian community. So what are you waiting for? Come experience a living heritage of cultural authenticity through ARTWALK Little India!

ARTWORKS

Trade Life

By Dominic Tong
Formerly at 34 & 50 Buffalo Road

Video installation

Inspired by his grandfather who used to be a shopkeeper in Little India as well as a way of paying homage to the quiet and diligent individuals in this area who may not always be recognised for their hard work, the artist created a series of three outdoor video installations of “hands at work” as representations of different occupations in Little India.
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Cattleland

By Eunice Hannah Lim
Formerly at 76 Buffalo Road

Mural

In the past, people traded cattle for a living, and these people would hire Indian migrants to work for them. The Indian migrants would later form what we now know as Little India. This mural painting of cattle-trading served as a reminder to the residents of Little India of how far they have come.

Impermanent Footprint

By Tinu Verghis
Formerly at Chander Road

Installation

The artist created street art with coloured powder in the form of oversized footprints on the road. Each footprint was colourful with intricate designs and motifs. Visitors were able to step on these footprints to create colourful foot trails around the precinct.

Sound of Interactions

By Moses Tan, Koh Li Qing Shirly and Cynthia Delaney Suwito
Formerly at 2 Belilios Road

Installation

Inspired by the different stories of Little India, this installation consisted of a net knitted in rich, vibrant colours that were reminiscent of the area. Bells used to decorate the net would ring whenever the wind blows to enhance the spirit of the precinct.

Films

Something Universal

By Prabhal Dayal
Duration: 11 minutes
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Cheena Manaivi

By Charlene Chung
Duration: 11 minutes
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Ang Panglalakbay

By Ted Patrick Boglosa
Duration: 4 minutes
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The Red Veil

By Chua Seng Yew
Duration: 11 minutes
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Majulah

By Sharavana Rama
Duration: 11 minutes
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Kasamabhay

By Ted Patrick Boglosa
Duration: 10 minutes
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Kasih

By Mildred Chia
Duration: 17 minutes
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Window of Dreams

By Nooraini Shah Sikkander
Duration: 11 minutes
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Performances

Cabral

By Ousadia and Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society
Music

A collaborative percussion performance between Ousadia and SIFAS, where Brazilian music was fused with Indian music to celebrate the interconnected relationship between cultures and residents of Little India.

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By Akashic Records
Music

Using various percussions from different parts of India and fusing different styles, the band performed tribal folk songs in three different languages while retaining the authenticity of folk traditions with the thunder of Indian drums.

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By The Voodoo Sound
Music

Using traditional Indian ethnic rhythms and westernised elements of funk, The Voodoo Sound fused two types of tunes to create an entirely new genre of experimental music.

Acknowledgement

Visual Artists
Website
Social Media
Cynthia Delaney Suwito
cynthiadsuwito.com
Dominic Tong
dominictong.com
Eunice Hannah Lim
eunicehannah.com
Koh Li Qing Shirly
chillhat.tumblr.com
Moses Tan
mosestanqy.com
Tinu Verghis
tinuverghis.com
Charlene Chung
Chua Seng Yew
Mildred Chia
Nooraini Shah Sikkander
Prabhal Dayal
Sharavana Rama
Ted Patrick Boglosa
Performing Artists / Performing Arts Organisations
Akashic Records
Ousadia
facebook.com/ousadialasalle
Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society
sifas.org
The Voodoo Sound
facebook.com/thevoodoosound
Supported by
Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association
littleindia.com.sg
Student Team
Marilyn Giam Jia Min
Lim Yan Mein Vanessa
Gan Zi Heng Gary
Priscilia Liew Rui Xi
Fiona Chong Wang Ting
Nicolette Sankaran
Shafiqah Othman
Ng Chen Yi, Kristine