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The Sonnet In Blue

Immerse yourself in an extravagant maze of handmade flowers. Their petals contain words and poems penned by young students from Singapore and Southeast Asia, compiled with the support from the Poetry Festival (Singapore). 

Dates: 20 May–8 Oct 2017
Location: Supreme Court Foyer, Level 3, Supreme Court Wing

The Inspiration

In several Asian countries, people hang their wishes on trees or at street corners in the hope that these wishes will be fulfilled. Inspired by this tradition, Tran Trong Vu created a sprawling labyrinth of handmade flowers with poems and stories by children from Southeast Asia written on their petals..

The Artist: Tran Trong Vu

Tran Trong Vu (b. 1964. Hanoi, Vietnam) explores identity and individual expression in his work. He is known for painting on large plastic sheets, and using these to create large-scale installations. Vu graduated first in his class at the Hanoi School of Fine Arts in 1987. In 1989, he won a scholarship to study painting at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and has lived there since.


Tran Trong Vu



Coloured plastic sheets, wood cleats, wire mesh, hot glue sticks

Adapted for the inaugural Gallery Children's Biennale

The Sonnet in Blue is made possible by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the Tote Board Group which comprises the Tote Board, Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club.


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