Singapore Then and Now
The theme of this exhibition is set as “Singapore Then and Now” to resonate with the local audience as well as to attract the curious travellers. Academically trained in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Chang Kim Ngoh enjoys painting scenes that depict the olden days of Singapore, whereas Raymond Lau is well-recognised for his vibrant paintings of Singapore cityscapes, and Isabel Lim loves capturing the street scene of Singapore through photography. With a mix of traditional (oil paintings) and modern (photography) mediums, the chosen theme is best presented through the eyes of these 3 local artists who are from different generations.
PROFUSION OF COLOURS
For the love of art, sports and his family, Gregory Burns travels around the world frequently. His paintings are often rich in colours, imagery and text to express the intentions and yearnings of this itinerant artist. Besides Gregory, we are also showcasing artworks by Eugene Soh and Joshua Tang, who are both bold in the use of colours in creating abstract pieces. Together, their expressions of colours will wow the audience effortlessly.
23 March 2018 to 25 March 2018
OCBC Square Visitors Centre
Running alongside with the True Colours Festival 2018, a first-ever performing arts festival of music, dance and arts by artistes with disabilities from Singapore and other Asia Pacific countries, the True Colours VSA Art Exhibition 2018 will showcase photographic works, paintings in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media by 37 visual artists with disabilities. All artworks on display are for sale to support their artistic career and livelihood.
31 January 2018 to 30 March 2018
Public Art Space at Pan Pacific (Level 2)
In collaboration with Pan Pacific Singapore, a series of 3 art exhibitions featuring artworks by VSA’s artists with disabilities, will be showcased at the hotel’s public art space from February to July 2018. A total of 9 artists (grouped according to themes) will be participating in these exhibitions to present and sell their art pieces to the public.
The first showcase in the line-up is themed “Hail, Chinese Culture”, to celebrate the arrival of Spring as well as Chinese New Year in February. Featuring mixed-media paintings based on Chinese poems by Chng Seok Tin, as well as Chinese ink paintings by Teresa Tan Yan Lie and Lee Mun Choong, the exhibition aims to highlight the spirit and beauty of Chinese culture.
20-26 October 2017
ION Art Gallery, ION Orchard
People, Places & Pieces is another art exhibition organised by Very Special Arts Singapore to showcase artworks by artists with disabilities. This art exhibition will showcase artworks by 40 artists. The works are available for sale, supporting their career and livelihood.
17-23 July 2017
Changi City Point Basement 1 Atrium
Welcome to Paradise is an annual art exhibition organised by Very Special Arts Singapore to showcase artworks by artists with disabilities. Exhibiting about 100 artworks by more than 35 artists over 7 days, the event is known as the largest platform for people with disabilities to achieve financial independence through art-making. With the theme set as “Welcome to Paradise” to acknowledge our sixth year under Changi City Point’s roof, the artworks complement the flora and fauna features found in the mall.
18 – 23 January 2017
Visual Arts Centre
With an ambition to build a culture of inclusion for artists with disabilities in the art world, Dialogue was a curated art exhibition organised by Very Special Arts Singapore to eliminate the misconception that artists with disabilities are not able to produce “fine” art. This exhibition gathered more than 20 art pieces by Gregory Burns and Chng Seok Tin who shares their concerns about the society and their struggles as artists with disabilities in Singapore.
19 – 23 October 2016
Raffles City Level 3 Atrium
Joy is commonly regarded as a feeling of great pleasure and happiness and “RE:” simply means “in the matter of” (in Latin) or “in regards to” in today’s context. Hence, by adding “RE:” before “Joy”, we invited you to join us at our annual art exhibition to see what Joy truly means to our artists. Showcasing more than 100 pieces of artworks created by artists with disabilities, this art event provided an avenue for our beneficiaries to obtain financial independence through the sales of their artworks. Handicrafts and other merchandise were also on sale.
22 – 28 August 2016
Changi City Point
Featuring more than 100 pieces of paintings, An Ecstatic Vision was an art exhibition organised by VSA to showcase artworks by artists with special needs.