Long hours and manual labour are part of the job, but gallery owners are driven by love of art

Guests at the opening of Mulan Gallery's Within Without: A Solo Exhibition by Andre Wee.
Guests at the opening of Mulan Gallery's Within Without: A Solo Exhibition by Andre Wee.PHOTO: MULAN GALLERY

SINGAPORE - Patricia Liang, 51, founder and owner of Mulan Gallery, once lugged 25kg of Crank clay back from the United Kingdom for potter Iskandar Jalil.

She recalls that the two packs of special clay, then unavailable in Singapore, were so heavy that both the hotel concierge and the odd-sized baggage handlers at the airport remarked on the weight. She busted her baggage allowance on that trip.

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