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Date & time
13th of August 2016 at 1:00pm
1 Finnerty Street Fremantle
Matthew Ngui’s show Every Point of View, commissioned as part of Singapore’s 50th anniversary celebrations, showcases Singaporeans’ different perspectives on democracy.
Alongside the exhibition, FAC presents a fascinating discussion about Singapore, democracy, government and the arts, the limits of personal freedom, and its relevance to Australia.
Ngui is joined by Perth-based theatre maker Joe Lui, whose 2014 autobiographical show Letters Home focused on his refusal to return his native Singapore to take up military service, making him a criminal in the eyes of his parents and the Singaporean state. Lui reflects on his migration to Perth, and the mental and emotional gymnastics involved in redefining ideas of home and culture.
Murdoch University Communication and Media Studies Associate Professor Terence Lee will draw on his experience as a journalist in Singapore in the 1990s. Since immigrating to Australia, Lee’s research has concentrated on Singaporean politics, culture, media and society.
The panel discussion will be moderated by FAC Director Jim Cathcart.
*Fremantle Arts Centre is operated by the City of Fremantle.