19 August 2013, Singapore – Through a Pinhole is a solo exhibition by artist Mary-Ann Teo. Using an unconventional pinhole camera made from a large plastic trash bin, Mary-Ann went around the entire Kampong Glam area to document its hustle and bustle. The pinhole images re-look at the historical and modern context of the area. A heritage site now known for its cafes and fashionable shops, has history been displaced in the face of change?
Mary-Ann Teo graduated from The University of Tasmania (Australia) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts and Design majoring in photography. Aside from being a practicing artist, she is also currently lecturing part-time on critical theories and black & white photography in photography at various tertiary institutions such as LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore Polytechnic and Nanyang Technological University. She has written film reviews, photography articles for magazines as well as profile writing on photographers who received the Cultural Medallion in “Narratives: Notes on a Cultural Journey; Cultural Medallion Recipients 1979-2001”.
Mary-Ann has previously exhibited in a solo show at The Substation and The Esplanade, as well as various group exhibitions in Singapore, Thailand and Australia. With a preference for traditional black and white photography techniques, she explores the “mess” and over-abundance that is of the contemporary world in her current works.
What: Through a Pinhole
Where: Objectifs Gallery, 56A Arab Street
When: 3 to 22 September 2013, Mon-Fri, 11am – 7pm, Sat 12pm – 6pm. Closed Sundays and PH. Free admission.