air || air: The Winston Oh Travelogue Award 2023

air || air: The Winston Oh Travelogue Award 2023

Date & Time

Opening reception: Thu 28 Sep, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Exhibition period: Fri 29 Sep – Sat 28 Oct 2023 
Opening hours: 12:00pm – 7:00pm (Monday–Saturday, closed on Sunday, public holidays and College closures)


Praxis Space, Project Space and Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts





The 2023 edition of the Winston Oh Travelogue Award is based on the concept of air || air, an interplay on the English and Malay words with the same spelling that facilitate our existence – both refer to elements needed for us to live. ‘Air’ /er/ in English refers to our breaths, while ‘air’ /ayer/ in Malay is water, the source of life. 

The artists have been asked to respond to air || air in a two-part project: first travelling to a location in Sarawak, followed by an exhibition in the three galleries at LASALLE’s Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore. They have been encouraged to tease out the relationship between Singapore and Sarawak, and draw from their experiences of the natural surroundings and the heartwarming hospitality of the communities involved. 

Desnando Sarlim
Dk Aiman Batrisyia Binti Pg Md Darwisy
Isa Pengskul
Koh Jia Ling
John Marie Andrada
Li Szu
Nur Syahirah Binte Mohd Suhaimi
Olivia Fones

Adeline Kueh

Image courtesy of Adeline Kueh, 2023.