This interview was recorded in 2018, If it is of any interest to you, you can hear it here: https://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/oral_history_interviews/record-details/030a1f19-9ac3-11e8-8b7d-001a4a5ba61b?keywords=kamal+dollah&keywords-type=all I totally forgot about it until recently when I'm getting quite a few requests from students for interviews. I do not want to come across as uncooperative to you scholars but you are demanding my... Continue Reading →
Student Interviewers Produced a Funky Video and Published News Article.
Students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies requested and interview for their school project and they shot videos during the process. This was in mid 2020, and I was pleasantly surprised when the team comprising of Danial Izwan B Mohd Shahri, Muhd Idris Bin Mohd Asrin, Liu Jia and Saleema Noor... Continue Reading →
Fading Tradition of Batik – Interview Report by Ivan Yew of NTU, ADM.
Mr. Ivan Yew, a student from the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media visited our studio to conduct an interview to assist in his project related to 'Fading Tradition'. He submitted this report for posterity: As a student from NTU, School of Art, Design and Media, I am currently working on a... Continue Reading →
Student Research for Singapore Street Art Culture
Students often approach me for guidance. I am happy to oblige if they are polite and does not ask questions that has already been addressed in this blog. As a rule, I will publish my answers or their essay for the benefit of future scholars. Richard Kua, a 4th year student at the Singapore Management... Continue Reading →
Speaking Candidly About Batik And The Arts In Singapore
James Goh, Beatrice Tan, Lim Shi Jean, Jaclyn Chong of Raffles Institution Junior College interviewed me for their school project paper on preserving culture. They gave me a transcript of that interview which I am happy to publish here for the benefit of those who seek knowledge on this matter.
It must have been a lot of work for them to type out the interview verbatim. I have decided not to edit them as its they way how I speak and spoke candidly on the matter, so bear with the repetition and broken sentences.
Transcript – Mr Kamal Dollah
Street Art in Singapore
by Mark Holsworth, The Melbourne Art and Culture Critic. Republished with permission from http://melbourneartcritic.wordpress.com Street art in Singapore, government funded stencil art classes for Singaporean high school and junior college students, a skate park with legal graffiti walls, are we talking about the same SE Asian city state with a reputation for law and order?... Continue Reading →
Speaking about batik at the Singapore Art Museum
Information below extracted from SAM's website http://www.nhb.gov.sg/SAM/ExhibitionsEvents/ Batik Art in Southeast Asia: Tradition and Modernity 21 Apr 2007 2:00PM - 4:00PM @ Singapore Art Museum Auditorium, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555 For enquiries, please call 6332 3220. As the second installation of the Printmaking Series, this session introduces audiences to the background and practice... Continue Reading →