Take a trip back in time at The CentrePoint from now till 3 September 2023 where artist Wilfred Cheah is presenting Trash to Treasure, a showcase of his miniature art.
Trash to Treasure Exhibition at The CentrePoint
Located at the the Main Atrium on Level 1, Trash to Treasure features multiple dioramas that he has created out of recycled material, upcycling what would otherwise have found its way into the trash heap into nostalgic works of art that bring back treasured memories.
Each of the miniature works are highly detailed, rewarding those who are willing to peer closer.
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Be taken back to worlds from the past through miniature works such as Traditional Provision Shop. Once found throughout Singapore, traditional provision shops have been gradually replaced by supermarkets and convenience stores.
Take a peek into an old shop with boxes, crates, shelves stocked with tin cans and burlap sacks filled with goods.
We especially like the detail of the Milo can hanging in the corner, once commonly used as a cash register in provision shops.
Another diorama shows the Choon Kooi Provision Shop, found in Ang Mo Kio. This was one of Cheah’s works that was all over social media in 2021.
Other miniature works feature iconic locations such as the Dragon Playground in Toa Payoh as well as scenes like a “standy-by bed” inspection during National Service.
With the Mid-Autumn Festival around the corner, you can also take a look at a model of street vendor of the past along Smith Street in Chinatown selling lanterns.
Paintings by artists Low Hai Hong and Wong Hai
Alongside the Trash to Treasure exhibition, you will also find paintings by artists Low Hai Hong and Wong Hai, presented by the Artualize Gallery. These showcase local scenes of Singapore.
This local art showcase is now on till 3 September 2023. Admission is free.