Living Galleries: A Poetry Workshop and Tour

Date & Time

9 March;
Reading Tour -
Group 1: 3.30pm – 5pm,
Group 2: 5pm – 6.30pm;

Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop -
Group 1: 4pm – 4.45pm,
Group 2: 5.15pm – 6pm


Lim Cheng Hoe Exhibit
City Hall Wing, Level 4 Gallery
National Gallery Singapore,
1 St. Andrews Rd,
Singapore 178957


$5 per session (for reading tour or workshop). Register via here.


“Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore” presents social and cultural narratives of Singapore in paint. Three generations of SG Poets will do the same in verse. The poets will reflect on bonds with their homeland through the visual and literary arts.

Through ekphrastic poetry, where poems describe the visual impressions and situations arising from paintings, the poets reflect on the intimate feelings about home, a theme explored by Lim Cheng Hoe in his watercolour paintings that will be exhibited in National Gallery Singapore.

Members of the public can sign up for workshops on ekphrastic poetry, the same genre that will be showcased at the poetry tours. They may also join an Instagram poetry competition, with the top three winners to be invited to perform their works at the tours.

Organised By

Poetry Festival (Singapore)

About the Organiser

Poetry Festival Singapore (PFS) is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Seed Grant from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019. It promotes poetry in all the island’s official languages and the other arts through programmes such as public readings, keynote addresses, craft workshops, panel discussions and anthology publications. Its work of showcasing literary excellence is done in a multicultural and multi-generational setting.