For 2 years in a row, Gurjeevaan Singh has been holding his own exhibitions to share his stories and experiences.
Now a film student at La Salle College of the Arts, Gurjeevaan’s maiden exhbition, that had a feature on online news website Asia Samachar, Chup Kar Kay Beth Ja in October 2016 was such a success that he had a second run of the exhibition a week later!
The exhibition focused on stories of his grandmother and his journey in understanding her life and her love for the family. While the night was to celebrate his photography, Gurjeevaan roped in his talented sister to host the event and gifted cousins to perform a musical piece. There was even a tear-jerking video montage that surely made all attending reflect on their own relationships.
Buoyed by his success and support from friends and family, Gurjeevaan organised his next exhibition, Time Don’t Change in July 2017 covering his solo trip to scale Malaysia’s Mt. Kinabalu.
Just like the first exhibition, this too was a multi-sensory experience. With musical performances by his friends, a video covering his trip, Gurjeevaan wowed the crowd with his account of the challenges faced in climbing one of the highest peaks in South-East Asia. The video Gurjeevaan had filmed, edited and presented called “Time Don’t Change” is a documentary film about setting a goal of climbing Mount Kinabalu, facing tough challenges climbing the mountain, and his experience of staying with the locals.
Photos contributed by Phua Boon Wah
Don’t let Gurjeevaan’s tall imposing stature fool you. He’s a fun-loving guy who loves belting out catchy tunes and brightening up everyone’e day! Check out the fun and insightful video he made of his trip to Sabah, Malaysia!
Video from Gurjeevaan’s YouTube channel.
Gurjeevaan is indeed a trailblazer and we can all learn from his courage to give it a go! As he said in Asia Samachar’s article on his first exhibition when asked what he would advise others, “Just start something…It is important to keep improving yourself and opportunities will present themselves. When you do great work, people will come.”
Great work Gurjeevaan, and we look forward to supporting you in your next adventure!