Exhibition

Singapore Writers Festival Literary Pioneer: Rex Shelley

1 Nov 2019 – 10 Nov 2019

Regular opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 22:00
Thursday
10:00 – 22:00
Friday
10:00 – 22:00
Saturday
10:00 – 22:00
Sunday
10:00 – 22:00

Free admission

The Arts House

Singapore
Singapore, Singapore

Address

Travel Information

  • 195, 961 and 961C (Supreme Ct, bus stop no. 02181) 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 197, 851 and 961 (Opposite The Treasury, bus stop no. 04249) 2, 12, 33, 147, 190 (High St Ctr, bus stop no. 04229) 75, 100, 107, 130, 131 and 167 (Opposite S’pore Cricket Club, bus stop no. 02029) 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 531, 533, 534, 535, 536, 538, 539, 544, 545, 549, 554, 560, 564, 585, 589, 700, 761, 850E, 868, 951E and 971E (Fullerton Sq, bus stop no. 03011
  • City Hall (10-min walk), Clarke Quay (15-min walk), Esplanade (15-min walk), Fort Canning (15-min walk), Raffles Place (10-min walk)

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A multimedia installation by Brian Gothong Tan

About

This multimedia installation by Brian Gothong Tan explores the man behind the work by considering the intersections between the central themes in Shelley’s novels, the social and cultural contexts of his writing and their continued relevance to Singapore’s literary landscape and legacy today. Come experience this installation which explores Rex Shelley - both the man and the writer and his contributions to Singapore's literary landscape.​

Singapore Writers Festival​

The Singapore Writers Festival honours Rex Shelley (1930 – 2009) as the Literary Pioneer for 2019. Known for his seminal work The Shrimp People which documents the consciousness and culture of the Eurasian community in the 50s and 60s, his larger body of work provides vital creative historical documentation. Shelley has received numerous accolades and book prizes. In 2007, he was the Singaporean winner of the S.E.A. Write Award and till today is the only Eurasian to have won the honour. The Literary Pioneer programme is curated by The Arts House.

Exhibiting artists

Brian Gothong Tan

Rex Shelley

Taking part

Arts House Limited

Arts House Limited

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