Dated: 29 August 2002
To pay tribute to one of the prominent figures in the local arts community, Brother Joseph McNally who passed away on 27 August 2002, MediaCorp TV12's Arts Central will be airing a programme on him. Commissioned by the Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA) as part of a series on our local artists that will be aired later this year, this episode of 'Self Portraits' on Brother Joseph McNally will be telecast on Sunday, 1 September 2002 at 9pm.
The documentary, 'Self Portraits - Brother Joseph McNally', features the life of Brother Joseph McNally, his philosophy and his contribution to Singapore's art scene. The documentary captures the realisation of one of his last works - a World Trade Centre sculpture which he created after witnessing the September 11 attacks in New York last year. He viewed this piece as a perfect summation of his lifelong role as a bridge builder in bringing all faiths together, and his belief that art can contribute to religious understanding and tolerance.
The series, 'Green Detectives' originally scheduled for the 9pm timeslot on 1 September will be re-scheduled.