7 December to 11 December 2019

Salt of the Earth – Visual Arts Centre Inaugural Students Exhibition

7 December to 11 December 2019

Visual Arts Centre presents Salt of the Earth – The Inaugural Visual Arts Centre Students’ Art Exhibition featuring a hundred and fifty artworks by a hundred art students from 7 December to 11 December 2019 at the Visual Arts Centre Exhibition Gallery. Organised by Visual Arts Centre, the exhibition Salt of the Earth is Visual Arts Centre’s first students’ exhibition where VAC art students are encouraged to create artworks of original idea and inspiration that explores and celebrates the goodness and beauty of life. Over the past year of exhibition planning and preparation, the Visual Arts Centre art students and teachers have worked hard for the art exhibition and they present a diverse range of high quality artworks – a testament of the artistic growth and development of the Visual Arts Centre art students.

The participating art students includes five artists from Very Special Arts – Chuan Yew Eng, Teresa Tan, Victor Lim Wei Liang, Aaron Yap and William Chia. These artists have been enrolled in the Visual Arts Centre Professional Oil Painting and Professional Acrylic Painting art course since 2016 through a partial sponsorship programme by Very Special Arts and Visual Arts Centre. The artists have enjoyed their art learning and has shown professional art growth and development. Artist Chuan Yew Eng said:”The art teachers at Visual Arts Centre are highly skilled and I have grown and developed a lot in my oil painting through their guidance and teaching.” Very Special Arts is a local charity organization dedicated to providing opportunities for people with disabilities to be involved in the arts. Through various programmes, VSA has empowered many individuals with disabilities to become artists and be financially independent through the arts and their art creation.

Salt of the Earth – The Inaugural VAC Students Art Exhibition will be showcased at the Visual Arts Centre Exhibition Gallery from 7th to 11th December 2019, 11am-7pm daily. Artworks by students will be available for sale during the exhibition with 50% of the proceeds going to the students, 50% donated to the Very Special Arts (ALERT) programme. The public and VAC students are also encouraged to make a direct donation to Very Special Arts during the exhibition.

Preview the exhibition catalogue here: 


Salt of the Earth – Visual Arts Centre Inaugural Students Art Exhibition opens on 7 December from 6pm onwards at the Visual Arts Centre Exhibition gallery. For more information, please contact us at 62550711 or email [email protected]

About Visual Arts Centre

Visual Arts Centre is an exhibition gallery and art studio initiative supported by the National Parks Board and the National Arts Council. Since its initiation on 31 January 2016, the exhibition gallery has had a buzzing ongoing calendar of diverse exhibition and art programmes by both local and international exhibitors, while the art studio provides affordable professional art courses, workshops and events catered to all age groups. To date, the Visual Arts Centre Art Studio has nurtured more than six hundred art students to be independent artists; the Visual Arts Centre Exhibition Gallery has served more than two hundred international and local art and design exhibitions, and Visual Arts Centre continues to live its vision of being Singapore’s premier art centre for all. Visual Arts Centre has served the art community well over the past four years and connects with various art societies and organisations to present a variety of public art exhibition and engagement programmes and workshops.

Aaron James Yap (VSA)

Adriana Chua

Amerly Lim

Anung Anandito

Azmi Bin Mahmad (VSA)

Bi Tian

Cai Yu Jie Jade 

Carmen Kartini Rohde

Catherine Koh Ying Yi

Chen Xu Wen

Chuan Yew Eng (VSA)

Cindy Ng Ah Cheet

Colette  Yee

Claudia Chan

Danny Yap En Hao

Elizabeth Wen

Eng Siang Yong

Francis Loke

Geraldine Lim Qi En

Gina Feng

Guilbert Aurelien

Guo Jiayi

Huang Qin

Izia Aurelien

Janelle Oh

Jessie Liu

Jewel Zhu Mo

Jia Ying Huai

Joanna Dong 

John Lim Yong En

Jolene Tan

Juliana Stobie 

Justin Ho

Kamaljeet Kaur

Kate Huo Yinglin

Kelly Nguyen Trầan Minh Khánh

Kwit Dumortier

Lauraine Colsenet

Li Chaoying

Li Rui Han 

Liu Hong

Loy Chai Lian

Lucy Zhang

Lydia A. Bens

Mah Ching Cheng

Marie Pan

Mah Jia Lan



Naomi Wheeler 

Neo Jia Hao

Nurdi Diah

Olivia Raymond

Owen Dumortier

Poh Shi Yan

Rachel Chew

Ritika Dubey

Rogers Chen

Roselle Koh

Sean Hsieh

Shan Junyi

Shawn Peh

Sophia Orlin

Sruthi Nambiar

Tan Kah Yee

Teresa Tan (VSA)

Thomas Toh

Tian Meng

Victor Hoon Wei Liang (VSA)

Wang Zhaoyuan

William Ngo (VSA) 

Xiao Yue

Xue Jian

Yang Guangxi 

Yu Haidong                 

Yuan Ying

Zhang Wanjing

Zhang Yunuo

Zhong Xuean

Zhou Ruoke

Zoe Oh