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On display from 9 Jun–9 Sep

City Hall Foyer, City Hall Wing, Level 1


Do you ever daydream? Lee Wen invites you to let your imagination take flight in his Daydream Tunnel. You will meet Sun-boy and Yellow Man, characters that Lee Wen created for his 1981 book A Waking Dream and 1992 performance Journey of a Yellow Man.


  • Spin the wheel in the centre of this room and watch what happens!
  • How many characters do you see?
  • Move your body and follow their poses!
  • Let's be gentle with the wheel so that others can spin it too.

For more fun activities, purchase an Art Pack from one of the Children's Festival vending machines around the Gallery.


Lee Wen. Daydream Tunnel. Singapore. 2018. Mixed media. Created in collaboration with National Gallery Singapore. Commissioned for Children's Festival: Small Big Dreamers 2018.

This work is part of A Waking Dream: Sun-boy and Yellow Man, a series of installations that celebrates the work of Lee Wen. The series is dedicated to Yamazaki Katsuhiko, Lee Hock Meng, James Luna, Lee Mee Lan, Helen Seow, Dr. Harnek Singh and Tai Kok Chuan.

Who is Lee Wen?
Who is Lee Wen?

About the artist

Lee Wen (b. 1957) is an artist who creates many different kinds of art. He was one of the first performance artists in Singapore. Performance artists use their bodies and objects to create art. The pictures around you show scenes from his best-known performance series, Journey of a Yellow Man. Lee Wen was awarded the Cultural Medallion for Visual Arts in 2005 and the Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art in 2016.

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