14 Apr 2018 – 13 May 2018

Event times

Tuesdays - Saturdays: 11am - 7pm
Sundays: 11am - 6pm

Cost of entry


Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore

Singapore, Singapore


Travel Information

  • Nearest Bus Stop: Along Alexandra Road Opposite Alexandra Point (Bus Stop Number 15059) Available Buses: 51, 57, 61, 83, 97, 97e, 100, 166, 175, 408, 963 or 963E
  • Nearest MRT Train Station: Labrador Park (Circle Line station CC27) Walking Directions from Labrador Park Station (~10 mins): 1. Exit Labrador Park station via Exit A and walk towards Alexandra Road. 2. Stay on the opposite side of the road from Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC) Shopping Mall. 3. At the first bus stop, take the sheltered walkway on your right into Gillman Barracks.

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Continuing Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore’s focus on bridging the arts between Australia and Asia, Trompe-l’œil marks Dr. Mikala Tai’s first curated show in Southeast Asia, promising trajectories that are personal yet universal.


There is something unnerving about a trompe-l’œil. Such trickery of perspective ruptures the trust we place in our vision, our eyes onto the world. Our ability to perceive reality and discern truth is questioned the moment our eye is deceived. No longer able to trust our observations the once taut veneer of actuality suddenly appears fragile. In this moment the peculiarities of contradictions allow new perspectives to emerge and we are, briefly, able to look at the everyday anew.

Trompe-l’œil brings together six artists from across Asia and Australia who seek to reimagine understandings and expectations. Their works, although diverse, all use artistic techniques to recast our readings of the everyday. Through holographic shifts, tessellated shadows and unexpected flickers the works reveal alternative futures and dark realities. With the comfort of expectation lost the viewer is invited to consider, in that moment of rupture, the expanded possibilities of new perspectives.


Mikala Tai

Exhibiting artists

Heo Subin

Georgina Cue

Yang Yongliang

Kai Wasikowski

Arslan Farooqi

Adeela Suleman


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