We hope to warmly invite all art loving children and youth to visit this wonderful showcase of award winning artworks by young artists under the two age categories in the art competition – Children group 7-11 years old and Youth group 12-18 years old. Sixty six artworks of various mediums will be displayed at the Visual Arts Centre Exhibition Gallery!
Do plan a visit between the full day opening hours from 11am-7pm from Friday 3 Dec to Sun 5 Dec to view the showcase and be inspired by the wide oeuvre of works!
Presenting the artworks of our First, Second and Third prize winners along with our 60 Artistic Excellence Award winners from both the Children and Youth Category!
Art Exhibition Details:
Date/Time: 3 – 5 December 2021, 11am – 7pm daily
Admission: Free for public, no RSVP is required
Venue: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469
MRT: Dhoby Ghaut MRT Exit B (Please take a left turn upon exiting the MRT station at Exit B, and follow the directional signs to Visual Arts Centre)
Bus: Alight at Penang Road (Dhoby Ghaut Station) or Orchard Road (Dhoby Ghaut Station), walk to Visual Arts Centre
Car: Park at Plaza Singapura / Cathay / 9 Penang Road and walk over to Visual Arts Centre
We hope to see you!
In 2021, Visual Arts Centre is pleased to announce our inaugural art competition for children and youth – “Courage, Hope and Love in the time of a pandemic”. This art competition is organised by Visual Arts Centre with the intention to inspire the children and youth of Singapore to create original artworks based on their reflections of the courage, hope and love experienced or felt during the COVID-19 pandemic. This nation-wide art competition serves to promote and recognise the creative and artistic talents of children and youth. There are two age categories for participants, Group A – Children of ages 7 to 11 years and Group B – Youths of ages 12 to 18. All students within the age range who are currently residing in Singapore is welcome to participate!
The art competition will award three top winners from each age category with prize money of $1,500, $1,000 and $500 respectively for the first, second and third prizes. The top 3 winners will also be awarded with $288 worth of gift vouchers and a gift hamper valued at $300 each. In addition, there will be thirty titles of artistic excellence announced for each age category to reward the finalists of the art competition. The artistic excellent prize winners will be awarded with gift vouchers and goodie bags worth $100 each. The top three prizes of this competition are sponsored by the eminent philanthropist and veteran artist Mrs Wong Kwok Leong. The gift vouchers and goodie bags are jointly sponsored by Elite Natural, Meitoto Beauty and Global Ginseng Group.
(In no particular order of merit)
Caelan Zachary | Yanzun Wang | Llwell Teo | Catherine Koh | Shaozu Cui | Chew Rui Xuan Rachel | Sophia Kua | Chen Yunxi | Brayden Lee | Wang Yuexi | Zhang Zhi Yi | Zhang Zhi Yu | Tricia Tay | Jaden Teo | Chu Yigeng | Liu Zhile | Enfys Tan | Wang Anyi | Yang Jixiang | Leo Liu Zhixing | Kyra Kong | Jotham Yue Zheng | Kai Ying Cammi | Jia Jia Cui | Christopher Linus Ang | Jessica Lam | Junyang Li | Nixie Chaitra | Rubi Low | Shavone Foo | Llewell Teo
(In no particular order of merit)
Li MingXuan | Wu YiXing | Olivia Deng | Eric Wang | Wan Wan | Ruijin An | Ying Tong | Lee Wei Ren | Elodie Guillet | Tansha Surendra | Ng Shi Ying | Oh Siang Hwee | Lee Jia Rou | Samantha Bless Guillem | Samantha Liu | Zongyi Wang | Tee Hui Xin, Awentia | Martha Marie Lim Qiao | Zhao Jiaxin | Justin Teo | Li Teng Yi | Yu Xuan Caleb Goh | Salma Ma | Zhao Ziyi | Angela Poh Ann Gi | Ju Yu Xuan | Karen Owens | Yash Kashyap | Qin Qian Han Phoebe | Li Chenghan
A separate email will be sent out to prize winners, and in it would include information on the Prize Presentation Ceremony and submission of artwork for the Art Exhibition, please refer to the email on instructions to be followed next.
Please have your framed works submitted to Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Studio on 2nd December 2021, from 12pm-3pm.
Do refer to the email, and if there are further question, do contact us at 62550711 via call or WhatsApp!
This art competition is supported by major art societies in Singapore – the Federation of Arts Societies (Singapore), Singapore Watercolour Painting Society, the Lanting Art Society, and the Siaw-Tao Seal Carving and Chinese Ink Painting Society, and includes a prominent panel of judges comprising of established artists and leaders of art societies.
The judges are Mr Stephen Leong (President of Federation of Arts Societies (Singapore)),Mr Chua Mia Tee (Senior Singaporean Artist, Cultural Medallion Winner), Mr Choo Thiam Siew (Ex-president of NAFA), Mr Tay Bak Chiang (President of the Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal Carving, Calligraphy and Painting Society, Mr Seah Kang Chui (President of Singapore Watercolour Society), Mr Leow Wee Giap (President of the Lanting Art Society), Mr Fan Shao Hua (Senior Artist, UOB Painting of the Year Award Winner 2000) and Jason Tan (Global Chief Counsel of Federation of World Cultural & Art Society).
The COVID-19 outbreak in December 2019 has caused a dramatic loss of lives worldwide and posed unprecedented challenges to healthcare systems, food systems and the way we work and live globally. In Singapore, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused various economic, social and political issues and transformed how we live and interact with our friends and families. A circuit breaker was implemented last year and schools and most work places were shut down. Our flight terminals became deserted, our busiest streets and malls quietened, and we constantly adapt and adjust our work and lives to the new normal. Adults and children work and school remotely and play their part in reducing social interactions and adhering to the latest guidelines. Our frontline workers have fought bravely against the virus and put themselves at the forefront of the pandemic. From healthcare professionals who are risking their own lives to save patients, safe distancing officials doing their dutiful patrol checks to volunteers distributing masks and measuring temperatures… these are all facets of heroic moments and these heroes deserve our recognition and praise.
We would like to invite children and youths to reflect on the past year of the new normal and ask themselves if they have experienced any acts or moments of courage, hope and love in their daily lives. These could be personal encounters, lived experiences of closed family and friends, everyday observations, stories and moments. Following the theme of the art competition, we hope that children and youths will have an engaging and thoughtful time in preparation for the art competition. We look forward to seeing your wonderful art submissions for the Visual Arts Centre National Children and Youth Art Competition!
This art competition is open to all children and youth currently residing in Singapore. Participants may submit an original artwork created according to the theme of the art competition under either age category.
*The artwork may be submitted from 30 August 2021, 12pm to 30 October 2021, 12pm. No submissions will be accepted from 12:01pm 30 October 2021.
*Results for this art competition will be announced on our website: www.visualartscentre.sg. All winners will be notified by email directly. Only award winners will be presented with certificates.
*All winning artworks will be exhibited at the Visual Arts Centre Exhibition Gallery from 3 to 5 December 2021. The artworks should be self-delivered by the participants based on the advised dates and timings. *Please note that the specific arrangements will be sent to the prize winners and all winning artworks will be exhibited.
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Visual Arts Centre Address
Dhoby Ghaut Studio: 10 Penang Road 01-02, Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469
MacPherson Studio: 140 Paya Lebar Road 03-04 AZ @ Paya Lebar, Singapore 409015