13 December to 15 December 2019

Finger Painting Charity Exhibition of the
Late Master Wu Tsai Yen

Opening Ceremony

13 December 2019 (Friday) 3.30pm

Visual Arts Centre
#01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green
10 Penang Road
Singapore 238469

Ms Sim Ann
Senior Minister of State
Ministry of Communications and Information
& Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

Exhibition Open to the Public on
13 December 2019, 4.30pm – 8pm
14 December 2019, 11am – 10pm
15 December 2019, 11am – 8pm

Finger Painting Demonstration on
14 & 15 December 2019, 2pm


Master Wu was born in 1911 in Nanan county, Fujian province. He settled in Singapore in 1938.

In his artistic pursuits, Master Wu who initially started painting with the traditional Chinese brush decided to explore the art of finger painting and writing inscriptions entirely with his fingers.  He spent over 40 years experimenting with this art form which dates back to the Tang Dynasty some 2,000 years ago. With determination and an eye for details, Wu succeeded to become the pioneer in finger painting. His works went on to become internationally acclaimed based on his technique. Wu was instrumental in developing and promoting finger painting both locally and internationally. He founded the Singapore San Yi Finger Painting Society in 1978 to impart finger painting to aspiring art students and to promote this art form for generations to come.

The Wu family has selected 80 paintings for sale, 70% of all proceeds will be channelled to HCA. At the exhibition, there will be a finger painting demonstration by Master Wu’s son, Mr Wu Ee Lung, who has passionately followed his father’s footsteps in the promotion of this ancient art form.

Tax deduction receipt will be issued for the 70% of proceeds channelled to HCA Hospice Care. For more information, please contact Mel/Shihui at 9229 8728.