The Ngee Ann Cultural Centre recently held its 23rd Ngee Ann National Teochew Artists’ Exhibition 2021, where well-known artist Tay Kiam Hong was awarded the Ngee Ann Artist of the Year award, and William Goh was conferred the Ngee Ann Young Promising Artist award. The exhibition was held at the Multipurpose Hall of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre last Wednesday, where Senior Minister of State Heng Chee How graced the opening. A total of 103 Teochew artists participated in the exhibition, including Cultural Medallion recipient Chua Mia Tee and photographer Tan Lip Seng. Winner of this year’s Ngee Ann Artist of the Year is 73-year-old Tay Kiam Hong. Tay graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 1965, and in 2000, began experimenting the use of traditional Chinese ink painting combined with the concept of Western art, to create a series of paintings depicting marine life – exploring a new creative direction. William Goh (29) completed his Diploma in Art Teaching at NAFA in 2017 as Best Graduate, and completed his Bachelors of Art Teaching at the National Institute of Education in 2020. He recently won the “UOB Highly Commended Award' of UOB Art Competition 2021.
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