11 – 29 August 2019
In conjunction with the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration in 2019, National Gallery Singapore presents City Hall: If Walls Could Talk. Through an immersive multimedia experience, the exhibition tells the lesser-known stories of pivotal moments that occurred within the walls of this grand dame across its history.
Held in the heart of the building at City Hall Chamber, visitors will get a front row seat in witnessing these defining events, which come alive through the innovative use of augmented interactive content paired with rich storytelling. Showcasing key moments such as the swearing-in of the nation’s first President and unveiling of the national flag and anthem in 1959, the exhibition chronicles the building’s rich past, and sheds light on the nation’s progress.
It then centres on the present, and the transformation of City Hall into National Gallery Singapore. Through an interactive digital wall comprising of suggested thematic artworks, visitors can continue their experience at the DBS Singapore Gallery, where they can further discover Singapore’s history through art.