A special exhibition is now taking place at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, it’s titled “Between the Lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution”. This is a unique and very interesting exhibition, using satirical sketches to tell stories, spread a national movement and capture historical moments in time.
Wan Qing CultureFest 2018
This special exhibition, Between the lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution, was officially launched together with Wan Qing CultureFest 2018 on 3rd November 2018. Visitors were able to catch wonderful performances during the launch event, bringing them back in time to the good old days.
The theme for Wan Qing CultureFest 2018 is “想当年”, visitors can take a walk down memory lane through the various activities and performances at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. A number of different activities, from heritage trails, guided tours; craft workshops, cultural showcases and live performances are taking place during the weekend of 10th and 11th November 2018.
Do check out Wan Qing CultureFest 2018 and take a walk back in time, on a trip down the memory lane!
Website: Wan Qing CultureFest 2018
Between the Lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution
Have you ever thought of sketches/cartoons that played a role in a country’s history and revolution? Before I visited this special exhibition, Between the Lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution, this notion never occurred to me.
A collaboration between Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and the Memorial Museum of 1911 Revolution in Guangzhou, this exhibition examines the links between the 1911 Revolution in China and the arrival of Chinese cartoons in Singapore.
As the saying goes, “A picture speaks a thousand words”, the satitical sketches on display inside this exhibition tell many stories that connects with the masses on the ground level, simple, direct and straight to the point. These cartoons soon became the groundwork tools for political change and revolutionary movement to end the Imperial rule in China.
While walking through this special exhibition, observing and understanding each cartoon, I am able to understand the meaning and message behind some of the cartoons before reading the short write up that comes together with the cartoon display.
For visitors who might not be versed in the Chinese language, although you have the English language write up and explaination, there might be some cartoons on display that you can guess and interpret correctly because the cartoon speaks to you through your eyes and into your heart.
Plan a trip to Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and visit this special exhibition, this is definitely not the type of historical and cultural exhibition that you would usually associate with, the uniqueness and nature of cartoons that got themselves into the history and revolution of a nation.
More photographs of this special exhibition can be viewed here inside this Flickr photo album! I have only selected a few photographs to share and I hope they would stir your interest and curiousity to visit Between the Lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution special exhibition at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall!
Information on Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Address: 12 Tai Gin Road Singapore 327874
Tel: 6256 7377
Fax: 6256 7677
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Special Exhibition: Between the Lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution
Exhibition Dates: 3rdNovember 2018 to 7thJuly 2019
Opening Hours 10:00am to 5:00pm