The British Council, in partnership with the British High Commission and ArtPorters presented a series of new works by Singapore-based UK artist, Chloë Manasseh, inspired by her family's history at Eden Hall.
Chloë’s grandfather, the world-renowned British architect Leonard Manessah, was born at Eden Hall decades ago. The mansion has borne witness to Singapore’s history and withstood the test of time. Eden Hall is now official home to the British High Commissioner in Singapore.
Chloë is an internationally exhibited visual artist who works between painting, print, video and installation. Her art sits between experience and imagination, and considers the limits of representation in relation to the wholeness of experience. She is Eden Hall’s first Artist-in-Residence.
"Taking inspiration from the intricate patterns found within Eden Hall, the natural landscape of Singapore and the wilds of my imagination, my work reflects on how we inhabit space through visual identity. I am interested in the imprecision of memory and the process by which imagination can intrude on physical space, influencing how people establish a connection to it." - Chloë Manasseh
Art@Eden Hall: Open House Tour by Chloë Manasseh
Visitors were invited to the iconic Eden Hall, home to the British High Commissioner, and joined artist Chloe Manasseh where she shared about the space that’s inspired her work.
Dates of Open House Tour were:
Tuesday 26 Feb 10.30am
Thursday 21 March 10.30am
Tuesday 23 April 10.30am
Tuesday 7 May 10.30 am