Guides Tagged: Singaporean art

  • All Guides, Singapore and Southeast Asia, Visual Arts

    The Arts Space (Season 3): Makan-Makan

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    The Arts Space at Level 8 at the National Library has been re-imagined as a space that brings to life our rich collection from books and photographs to artworks and poems. Inspired by the painting, “The Couple” by acclaimed Singapore artist Tan Swie Hian, the Arts Librarians have set out to create a multi-purpose space –… Read more »

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    The Arts Space (Season 1): Jalan-Jalan

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    The Arts Space at Level 8 of the National Library has been re-imagined as a space that brings to life our rich collection from books and photographs to artworks and poems. Inspired by the painting, “The Couple” by acclaimed Singapore artist Tan Swie Hian, the Arts librarians have set out to create a multi-purpose space –… Read more »

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    Singapore Visual Arts on NORA

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    Introduction About NORA This resource guide highlights selected artworks and artists available on the National Library portal, NORA (National Online Repository of the Arts). NORA aims to showcase Singapore arts heritage and is a database of digitised works in the literary, visual, performing and traditional arts. Some of these works may be unpublished, out-of-print or… Read more »

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    Lim Tze Peng

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    Introduction Born on September 28, 1923 in Singapore, Lim Tze Peng is recognized as one of Singapore’s most pre-eminent visual artists, particularly within the Chinese ink and calligraphic tradition, and a second-generation member of the Nanyang Artists. Over the course of his six decade-long artistic career (following an equally impressive tenure in the public education… Read more »

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    Georgette Chen

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    Introduction Georgette Chen, neé Chang Li Ying, was a Singaporean artist most well-known for her still-life and figure/landscape portraits in oil. She also worked with other mediums such as watercolour and pastels. Chen’s official recognition as a Pioneer Singapore Artist and her being awarded the Cultural Medallion for Fine Art in 1982 testify to her… Read more »

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    Chua Ek Kay

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    Introduction Chua Ek Kay (1947–2008) was a Singaporean visual artist and a Cultural Medallion recipient for Visual Arts in 1999. Chua worked primarily with ink as a paint medium and his works both constituted and later departed from the Chinese ink painting tradition. His iconic works include Song of the Cicada (1995), Street Scene at Jalan Sultan… Read more »