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Exhibition (de)Tour: Landscape Design, Hybridity, and Public Art by Dr Colin Okashimo

1 Oct 2019, Tue 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

Over the last two decades, Dr Colin Okashimo has sought to fuse art and landscape architecture as well as sculpture and design through a strong research narrative that highlights the unique aspects of each location. Incorporating sculptural works into his landscape designs, Okashimo creates environments that are inspired by the research of the place’s culture, history, and society. In this talk, he will reflect on the potentiality of sculpture and public art in transforming a space into a place-specific environment offering meaning and memory.



Dr Colin Okashimo (Canada/Singapore) is a sculptor, landscape architect, and master planner. Of Japanese descent, Dr Okashimo was born and raised in Canada, where he graduated in landscape architecture at the University of Guelph in 1982. He moved to Singapore and established his own practice in 1996. He has designed intriguing landscapes for hospitality and residential projects across Asia. His PhD thesis is titled Art as Contemplative Place with Reference to the Sited Works of Isamu Noguchi(London’s University of Arts, 2007), and he has published a book titled Provoking Calm: The Artworks of Colin K. Okashimo. He was awarded the Singapore President’s Designer of the Year Award in 2015.


Image courtesy the artist.