This exhibition records the work of the pioneer local photographer Marjorie Doggett. Her 1957 book, Characters of Light, is considered a classic on Singapore. The exhibition is based on a new photo book, Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore by the exhibition curator, Edward Stokes. From 1954–57, camera in hand, Doggett explored Singapore. She recorded its cityscapes and buildings with striking images and detailed texts. Many of the exhibition and book photos have not been seen before. Doggett saw the risks that progress, despite its benefits, posed for Singapore’s historic buildings, and her work later contributed to a growing awareness of heritage conservation.
In this illustrated talk Edward Stokes, exhibition curator and author of Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore, will present a wide-ranging view of Singapore in the 1950s through the photos and life story of Marjorie Doggett. She arrived in Singapore in 1947 and made the city her lifetime home. The talk will enrich our appreciation of Singapore’s built heritage.
14 Nov 2019 – 2 Feb 2020
Gallery I, The Arts House
Marjorie Doggett—Curator’s talk
2pm – 3.30pm
Free Entry – Register on Peatix