Singapore Teachers’ Art Society Annual Art Exhibition
Exhibition Dates : 23rd – 26th May 2015
Venue : Ngee Ann Exhibition Hall, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre
Guest of Honour : Ms Sim Ann, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Law
Here are some of the event’s photos:
The objectives of the Singapore Teachers’ Art Society are to promote art education in Singapore and to encourage art appreciation among our members, students and members of the public.
This year the Singapore Teachers’ Art Society holds a 4-day art exhibition at Ngee Ann Exhibition Hall, from 23 to 26 May 2015. The teachers will showcase their latest creation in this exhibition.
In connection with our Nation’s celebration of her Jubilee year, SG50 Celebration, the theme for our exhibition is ‘Fond Memories and Aspirations’. We have seen over the years how the emphasis on art has developed. Art was the least important subject in school then. Now funds and courses for students and teachers have been injected by MOE to promote Art. It is a great motivation and inspiration to us art educators to know that art has been given recognition. We look forward to days ahead when art would gain the public’s full acknowledgment, interest, support and involvement. This exhibition aims to remind our students and public to treasure and cherish the present quality of life in comparison to the past.
We want to draw our students, their parents and the public into the art realm. We also aim to expose our students to the traditional and contemporary art in this exhibition. Students are invited to participate in the Young Talent Corner which is a part of the Exhibition. Schools are encouraged to send their students to visit the exhibition. Our pioneer teacher retirees will make their presence felt as they participate and contribute to the art scene.
Last year, during the September holidays, we had an art and cultural exchange programme with Tianjin Zhong Hua Secondary Vocational School. Thirty of our members participated in this exhibition. This oversea cultural exchange programme helped our teachers in upgrading their professionalism and widen their horizon. The host and the artists from Tianjin were warm and hospitable. We really learnt a lot from them. A heartfelt thanks to all of them.
On behalf of our society, I would like to express my most sincere thanks to our Guest-of-Honour, Miss Sim Ann, Minister of State, Ministry of Communication and Information & Ministry of Education for gracing the occasion. We especially thank Ngee Ann Cultural Centre for being our venue sponsor, National Art Council, Lee Foundation Singapore, The Singapore Arts Federation, Universal Travel Corporation and China Express Travel (S) Pte Ltd for their contribution and support.
Yam Yok Lun
(Mrs Tang Tak Seng)
Singapore Teachers’ Art Society