Centenary events and activities

Fri 19 Jan — Fri 16 Feb 2024
Blossoms For Brother Joe installation
In honour of Brother Joseph McNally, founder of LASALLE College of the Arts, this floral art installation on LASALLE’s iconic Sky Bridge — made out of upcycled plastic bottles — symbolises the vibrant diversity of the ecosystem of arts and creative practitioners who have graduated from the institution since its founding in 1984. In keeping […]
Fri 11 Aug – Sat 9 Sep 2023
Brother Joseph McNally: A Comparative History of One Life
Brother Joseph McNally: A Comparative History of One Life marks the centenary celebrations of one of Singapore’s foremost artist-educators, Brother Joseph McNally …
Fri 18 Aug, Fri 25 Aug and Fri 8 Sep 2023
A Storyteller’s Tale
Join master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran for a special guided tour of Brother Joseph McNally: A Comparative History of One Life. To book a place for a tour, email sureni.salgadoe@lasalle.edu.sg. Supported by
Mon 14 Aug – Sat 28 Oct
Encounters: Practising Innovation, Shaping Futures
Encounters: Practising Innovation, Shaping Futures explores the expansive nature of design as an experience, process and worldview. Part of Singapore Design Week, the exhibition showcases projects by design staff and students from LASALLE’s Faculty of Design. It investigates the role of designers in imagining our collective future, and recounts the journey of design education at […]
Fri 15 Sep – Sat 28 Oct
Tracing Steps, Learning Journey
The Tracing Steps, Learning Journey exhibition pays tribute to LASALLE founder Brother Joseph McNally’s journey from Ireland to Singapore. It features a series of drawings responding to a trip to Brother McNally’s birthplace of Ballintubber in County Mayo, Ireland, in June and July 2023. The works by artist-designers Edmund Chia and Vicente Delgado, lecturers from […]
Film screening
Fri 15 Sep, Fri 22 Sep and Thu 26 Oct
Public screenings of Brother Joe documentary
Commissioned by LASALLE College of the Arts with support from The Ireland Funds Singapore, Brother Joe is a haunting, elegiac look into the life of a man of the cloth who dared to dream beyond borders, both geographical and spiritual. He made the formalisation of contemporary arts education his personal mission in Singapore, and his […]
Fri 8 Sep 2023
McNally Memories: Finissage for Brother Joseph McNally: A Comparative History of One Life
Join LASALLE’s community of staff, students and alumni in paying tribute to Brother Joseph McNally at the closing party for the Brother Joseph McNally: A Comparative History of One Life exhibition. Hear them share personal stories and memories of Brother McNally and get to know the true spirit of the man behind the robe.
Thu 28 – Sat 30 Sep 2023
Musical Revue: Top Me Up
Fancy a tipple while a dandy gentleman serenades you with a familiar show tune from a famous Broadway musical? Or maybe you would rather be wowed by a dressed-to-the-nines diva who’s performing at such close quarters to you that you can practically catch a whiff of her perfume? Why not have it all by catching […]
Thu 11 — Fri 12 Jan 2024
Blossoms For Brother Joe: A community art workshop and installation
Join us in this community art workshop led by LASALLE alumnus Steven Lim to transform recycled materials into beautiful blooms. Be a part of the collaborative creation of art installation Blossoms for Brother Joe and be part of a special group of ‘gardeners’ to ‘leaf’ messages of hope. The completed work will be on public […]
Fri 19 Apr – Sat 20 Apr 2024
Once On This Island
Directed by Kaye Tuckerman Choreographed by Kaye Tuckerman and Gaby Rae Musical direction by Aloysius Foong Once on This Island is a coming-of-age one-act stage musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. It tells the story of a peasant girl in the French Antilles who falls in love […]