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Saturday, 30 June 2012 10am to 5pm Shaw Hall Singapore Chinese Girls’ School 190 Dunearn Road Singapore 309437


Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (SCGS) was started 113 years ago by a group of Straits Chinese men who wanted to address the lack of education for Chinese girls. Since then, the school has overcome many challenges to provide good educational opportunities for girls and remains committed to delivering a holistic curriculum that prepares our girls to be world-ready leaders. SCGS is privileged to receive the support of a group of artists and art enthusiasts who have contributed their expertise and art pieces to the “Creative Expression” project to help raise funds for a new indoor sports hall, additional performing arts facilities, science laboratories, classrooms, sports facilities and to retrofit existing facilities. This project provides a platform to showcase our pupils’ artworks and promote an appreciation of and passion for visual arts. It kicked-off with a school-wide Art Competition in April 2012. Selected and winning submissions by the pupils will be put up for sale at the Art Exhibition together with the works of professional artists such as Mr Lim Tze Peng, Mr Lim Kang Kee and Mr Goh Beng Kwan, Dr Earl Lu and our Alumni, Mrs Jennifer Wong-Liao. Do come and appreciate the collection of fine art. Your support will be an encouragement to our young budding artists.


“Yang Tze River”

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Even though Lim was born and educated in Singapore, his diligent studies and daily dedication to practising his craft enabled him to excel in the Chinese ink tradition. His new ink works are deeply rooted in tradition, yet they have a palpably contemporary feel, and can be enjoyed by those who are schooled in other traditions.

Strong strokes of calligraphy, telling the story of yangtze river.

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Lim Tze Peng (b. 28 September 1921, Singapore - present), artist, winner of the Cultural Medallion in 2003, first established his art practice in the early 1950s with a series of oil paintings on Chinese landscapes. He is best known for the significant number of Chinese ink drawings and paintings of Chinatown and the Singapore River he produced during the early 1980s when urban redevelopment focused on these two areas. Having a solid foundation in Chinese philosophy, art and culture, Lim also practised Chinese calligraphy, especially in the 1990s. In 2009, Lim Tze Peng had his solo exhibition in the prestigious Beijing and Shanghai Art Museum.

Artist: Lim Tze Peng Medium: Ink on Paper Size: 69cm x 128cm

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Lim Tze Peng

Lim shows that Singapore’s multi-cultural environment may provide a context in which artists can respond to a variety of influences without being rapped in a defensive form of traditionalism or a superficial form of cosmopolitanism.

“Village Scene” Artist: Lim Tze Peng Medium: Ink on Paper Size: 100cm x 102cm

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The vibrant life of a village scene is depicted through Lim Tze Peng’s skillful hands and careful observations. Each stroke, confident and free, Mr. Lim adds the dashes of colours, allowing the viewers to feel the livelihood of the village life.

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Lim’s creative impulses for his new works is clear, where previously it was “I see and I paint, now it’s I reflect and I paint". His latest series of calligraphic works reveal a new level of artistic maturity - their raw energy reflect an aggressive swiftness and decisive ferocity, injecting the calligraphy with an invigorating tension.


Lim Kang Kee Mr Lim Kang Kee was born in 1943. He grew up in a small village and had been interested in art since young. On the encouragement of a cousin, he entered an art school at the age of 18 and studied for a number of years under the late Mr Liu Kang, a master artist. His works were featured in innumerable art exhibitions in Singapore and overseas since 1967. Besides holding four solo exhibitions in 1973, 1981, 1986 and 1997, Mr Lim’s works were published in “Singapore Artist Directory”, “Singapore artist Speak2” and “Singapore. Places. Poems. Paintings”. In 1995, he received the People’s Association Long Service Award (25 years) for his service as a Continuing Education Activity Instructor. Fondness for his village background is apparent in his paintings, especially his water-colours where he shows tremendous feel for colors and fluidity in his strokes. His love of country side images is reflected in sampans, trees and rivers. His recent works have a strong element of impressionism and due to his maturity in art practice, his representation of subject matter has simplified.

“River Scene” No.1

“River Scene” No.3 Artist: Lim Kang Kee Medium : Watercolour on Paper Size: 74cm x 54.5cm

“River Scene” No.4 Artist: Lim Kang Kee Medium : Watercolour on Paper Size: 74cm x 54.5cm

Artist: Lim Kang Kee Medium : Watercolour on Paper Size: 74cm x 54.5cm

“Singapore Chinese Girls' School” Artist: Lim Kang Kee Medium: Watercolour on Paper Size: 128cm x 69cm

“River Scene” No.2

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Artist: Lim Kang Kee Medium : Watercolour on Paper Size: 74cm x 54.5cm


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Artist: Goh Beng Kwan Medium: Ink on Paper Size: 70cm x 70cm

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Goh Beng Kwan 眠 杈 born 1937, Indonesia. Beng Kwan studied art with Singapore Pioneer artist, Chen Wen Hsi. In 1962 he studied at the art Students’ League of New York, USA. and joined Provincetown Workshop, Massachusetts, USA (1964). In 1982, he won the first prize in the inaugural UOB Painting of the Year Competition and after the win, he devoted himself fully to painting. Travelling has became a lifestyle and artistic theme for Goh since the 1980s. He is also the recipient of the Culture Medallion award, Singapore in 1989. His latest solo show, “Journey to the East.” was held at CJ Gallery, San Diego (2007).

“Untitled”

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Goh Beng Kwan


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Artist: Earl Lu (1925-2005) Medium: Ink and Pigments on Paper Size: 50cm x 60cm

“Ink Roses in Blue and White Vase”

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Artist: Earl Lu (1925-2005) Medium: Ink and Pigments on Paper Size: 46cm x 55cm

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Dr Earl Lu Ming-Teh (1925 – 2005) was considered one of Singapore's most prominent art patrons and philanthropists. A medical surgeon by profession, he was a keen art collector and served on several institutional boards to help promote visual arts and art education in Singapore. Most of his art collections have been given to various institutions, including the National University of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum and the Earl Lu Gallery at the La-Salle SIA College of the Arts. An artist in his own right, he is known for his paintings of roses. Throughout his life, Lu did not merely exhibit and sell his paintings to private collectors, he organised charity art exhibitions, helping to raise funds for various medical causes. His rose paintings can be found hanging on the walls of several hospitals. In recognition of his many contributions, he was awarded the Public Service Star Award by the President of Singapore.

“Dark Roses”

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Earl Lu


Jennifer Wong-Liao Jennifer Wong-Liao, an old girl of SCGS, began her creative journey as an artist in 2004 at the Singapore Island Country Club, where she studied painting with Mr Tan Khim Ser, President of Life Art Society.

“Waterfall” Artist: Jennifer Wong-Liao Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 76cm x 60cm

Her contemporary paintings are characterised by a delightful combination of colour and movement, expressing an opportunity to reflect on who and where we are, and the reality of it. Jennifer expresses her art in acrylic, playing with colours and light to create highly textured effects. A self taught artist, Jennifer focuses on painting and works primarily related to the nature, people and places surrounding her. She has developed an exploration of form and texture that allow for more spontaneity in creating great images. Art is a medium of expression and exploration to her. Jennifer has described her way of beginning a painting as “making a start somewhere and then seeing what happens through the sustained act of painting.” Rarely pre-determined, her paintings culminate in works that trace the process of discovery itself.

“Lijiang” Artist: Jennifer Wong-Liao Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 182cm x 60cm


“A few roles search for Haruki Murakami” Artist: Chang Jin Chao Medium: Oil Based Pen on Canvas Size: 150cm x 180cm

Chang Jin Chao Born in 1980 in Shenyang city in China, Jinchao graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication from Shenyang University. He subsequently moved to Singapore to complete a Master of Arts in Fine Art, undertaking courses in jewellery and then printmaking. Jinchao’s work deals with the contradiction of human responses. It looks at the intangible and unexplained aspects of human conditions. Each of his drawings seems to tell a story that flows illogically. According to Jinchao, the protagonist in his drawings is The Absurd of Theatre who speaks to his unknown audience set in surrealistic and nonsensical scenes.

“We are come from the other world 2007” “He was the protagonist in Haruki Murakami’s stories 2007” Artist: Chang Jin Chao Medium: Pen and Permanent Ink on Canvas Size: 90cmx 120cm

Artist: Chang Jin Chao Medium: Pen and Permanent Ink on Canvas Size: 60cm x 160cm


“Pa O Tribe”

“Tradition”

Artist: Thet Naing Soe Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 122cm x 92cm

Artist: Nina Koh Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 61cm x 46cm

“Dusk” Artist: Nina Koh Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 46cm x 61cm


1st in Paper Cultivation Expression Category “Dreams of Summer”

1st in Young Artist Expression Category

Artist: Tiffany Lye Su Jin (P3C) Medium: Sculpture on Paper Size: 30cm x 30cm

“Flower” Artist: Shanice Yee (P1GR) Medium: Oil Pastel on Drawing Paper Size: 28cm x 38cm

2nd in Paper Cultivation Expression Category “Nature” Artist: Elizabeth Ow Gene Yi (P4P) Medium: Sculpture on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 21cm

2nd in Young Artist Expression Category “Birds of Paradise”

3rd in Paper Cultivation Expression Category

Artist: Kwee Kayli (P1SY) Medium: Oil Pastel On Drawing Paper Size: 38cm x 28cm

“Mom's Favourite Flowers” Artist: Tee Shing Lei Mikyle (P4P) Medium: Sculpture on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 21cm

3rd in Young Artist Expression Category “Nature” Artist: Clarisse-Faye Tan (P2P) Medium: Oil Pastel on Drawing Paper Size: 38cm x 28cm

4th in Paper Cultivation Expression Category “Nature” Artist: Leong Jia Qi Nicole (P4P) Medium: Sculpture on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 21cm


Special Mention “Blossoms” Artist: Lee Hui Lyn (P5P) Medium: Water Colour on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

1st in Open Medium Expression Category “Glad that I live am I” “That the Sky is Blue” Artist: Charmaine Celesse Gandasasmita (P6G) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 84cm x 84cm

2nd in Open Medium Expression Category “Colourful Feathers” Artist: Dorcas Cheng Yong Ying (P6SE) Medium: Canvas Art Size: 35cm x 45cm

3rd in Open Medium Expression Category “White Elegance” Artist: Ong Shu Ling Nicole (P5SY) Medium: Water Colour On Paper Size: 38cm x 28cm

1st in Lower Secondary Category “Vase of Loves” Artist: Nur Syahindah (S1CO) Medium: Paper Art Size: 29.7cm x 42cm

2nd in Lower Secondary Catgeory “Vase of Loves” Artist: Valerie Tan (S2GY) Medium: Pencil Size: 28cm x 40cm

3rd in Lower Secondary Category “Illusion” Artist: Isabellius Lee (S2PR) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 28cm x 40cm


4th in Upper Secondary Category Reproduction of “Jacob

Wrestling with

the Angels” by Paul Gauguin Artist: Vanoha Chiam (S4CO) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 40cm x 50cm

1st in Upper Secondary Category

Merit Award

Reproduction of “Wheat by Vincent Van Gogh

“The Lighthouse”

Field with Cypress”

Artist: Emma Tan (S3CO) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 46cm x 36cm

Artist: Noor Fatimah (P5SY) Medium: Colour pencil and water colour on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

2nd in Upper Secondary Category Reproduction of “Green by Paul Cezanne

Apples”

Artist: Sarah Khan (S4PE) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 46cm x 36cm

3rd in Upper Secondary Category “The Lover - Portrait of Paul-Eugene Milliet”

Merit Award “Tree” Artist: Tan Lee Shuen (P6SE) Medium: Watercolour on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 42cm

Merit Award “The Ballerina”

Reproduction of

by Vincent Van Gogh Artist: Joyce Choong (S4GY) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 36cm x 46cm

Artist: Megan Elizabeth Ong Sze Min (P6C) Medium: Pencil on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 42cm


Merit Award “Where is the Baby?” Artist: Tiffany Tay Jun Ying (P4P) Medium: Sculpture on Paper Size: 29.5cm x 23.5cm

Merit Award “My Passion” Artist: Yeoh Su Min (P6P) Medium: Watercolour on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 42cm

Merit Award “Garden Paradise” Artist: Lim Lily (P4C) Medium: Sculpture on Paper Size: 21cm x 29.7cm

Merit Award “Sunrise” Artist: Tan Shuen Lin Jaynia (P3P) Medium: Sculpture on Paper Size: 28cm x 38cm

Merit Award “Wish Pond” Artist: Elizabeth Paulyn Gostelow (P3G) Medium: Sculpture on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 21cm

Merit Award “Flower Power”

Merit Award

Artist: Charlotte Loh Jia-Ying (P3SE) Medium: Sculpture on Paper Size: 21cm x 29.7cm

“The Rising Sun” Artist: Ashlyn Tan Hsuen Shan (P2C) Medium: Colour pencil on Paper Size: 38cm x 28cm


Merit Award “Fruits Galore”

Merit Award “Hoatzin In Amazon”

Artist: Sarah Wong Min (P2SY) Medium: Oil Pastel on Paper Size: 38cm x 28cm

Artist: Avlyn Chee Yan Ning (P1SY) Medium: Oil Pastel on Paper Size: 38cm x 28cm

Merit Award

Merit Award

“Rainbow Sisters”

“A Beautiful Day”

Artist: Isabel Yamanda (P2G) Medium: Oil Pastel on Paper Size: 38cm x 28cm

Artist: Poh Wen Ee (P1P) Medium: Oil Pastel on Paper Size: 38cm x 28cm

Merit Award

Merit Award

“Summer Birds”

“Riverside (Butterfly Art)”

Artist: Abigail Jordon Lim (P1SE) Medium: Oil Pastel on Paper Size: 38cm x 28cm

Artist: Rachel Wong (S1PE) Medium: Butterfly Wings Size: 42cm x 29.7cm


Merit Award Reproduction of by Edgar Degas

“Blue Dancers”

Artist: Nicci Hong (S4GR) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 46cm x 36cm

Merit Award Reproduction of “Waiting” by Edgar Degas Artist: Beverly Tan (S4GY) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 46cm x 36cm

Merit Award

Merit Award

Reproduction of “Son by Rene Magritte

Reproduction of “Portrait Bonnat” by Edgar Degas

of Man”

Artist: Phobe Yap (S4CO) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 36cm x 46cm

Artist: Jillian Wong (S4PE) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 36cm x 46cm

Merit Award

Merit Award

Reproduction of by Edgar Degas

“Ballerine Alla Barra”

Artist: Annabelle Chua (S3PR) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 36cm x 46 cm

of Leon

“Still Life with Green Pot and Pewter Jug” by Paul Cezanne Reproduction of

Artist: Tan Xin Yuan (S4SE) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 46cm x 36cm


Merit Award Reproduction of “Weeping by Pablo Picasso

Merit Award

Woman”

Artist: Valerie Tan (S2GY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 42cm

“The Bananas” Artist: Cheang Ko Lyn (S2SY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

Merit Award Merit Award “The Bananas”

Reproduction of “Weeping by Pablo Picasso

Woman”

Artist: Ryanne Rae Ang Pei (S2GY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 42cm

Artist: Nur Ruwaidah (S2GY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

Merit Award “The Bananas” Artist: Kristi Hwang (S2GY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

Merit Award Reproduction of “Weeping by Pablo Picasso Artist: Claudine Fang (S2GY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 42cm

Woman”


Merit Award Reproduction of “Woman by Henri Matisse

Merit Award

with a Hat”

Artist: Belinda Tam (S 2GY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 42cm

“Fruits” Artist: Nur Ruwaidah (S2GY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

Merit Award Merit Award

Reproduction of “Woman by Henri Matisse

“Transmigration”

Artist: Valerie Tan (S2GY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 42cm

Artist: Yu Jiamin (S3PR) Medium: Watercolour on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

Merit Award

Merit Award Reproduction of “Woman by Henri Matisse Artist: Faith Lai (S4DY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 36cm x 46cm

with a Hat”

with a Hat”

Reproduction of “Woman by Henri Matisse Artist: Samantha Soo (S2GY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 42cm

with a Hat”


Special Mention “My Best Friends (Fruits and Wine)” Artist: Cheang Ko Lyn (S2SY) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

Merit Award “Blues” Artist: Amanda Lam (S2PE) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 29.7cm x 42cm

Merit Award “Still Life”

Merit Award

Artist: Nur Ruwaidah (S2GY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

“Untitled”

Merit Award “Bowl of Fruits” Artist: Sarah Yip (S2PR) Medium: Watercolour on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

Artist: Hannah Lo (S2PE) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

Merit Award “Staccato Beat” Artist: Belinda Tam (S2GY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm


Merit Award

Merit Award

“Untitled”

“Confusion”

Artist: Rebecca Loo (S2GR) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

Name: Tan Li Zhen (S2PE) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

Merit Award

Merit Award

“Staccato”

“Colours of Life”

Artist: Ryanne Rae Ang Pei (S2GY) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

Artist: Nur Sabrina Bte Subandie (S2PE) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm

Merit Award “Pixelated Visualisation” Artist: Danette Choong (S2PE) Medium: Acrylic on Paper Size: 42cm x 29.7cm


Acknowledgement Singapore Chinese Girls’ School would like to thank: Mr and Mrs Joseph Cheang Ms Jazz Chong and OdetoArt Gallery Mr Chong Kim Yuan Mr Lim Kang Kee Mr Kenny Tan Dr Woffles Wu Ms Teo Su Seam Mr Terry Lee Dr Mark Lu Mrs Jennifer Wong-Liao Ms Nina Koh Pupils who have contributed their artworks

for their generous contribution, encouragement and support.

Event managed and assisted by OdetoArt Gallery


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