Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts celebrates 80 years of arts education

The event on 2 Feb 2018 kick-started a series of celebratory year-long events and activities marking the significant 80thanniversary of NAFA.

Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for the Ministry of Defence, graced the event. To commemorate the Academy’s 80th Anniversary milestone, renowned local sculptor and NAFA alumna Han Sai Por created a sculpture for NAFA. The sculpture, titled “Seed”, was unveiled by Mr Ong.

On the same day, NAFA officially launched its newest facility, NAFA Campus 1 Tower Block. The completion of Tower Block adds 20 per cent more space for the Academy, providing more space for state-of-the-art classrooms, studios and student interaction spaces to benefit NAFA’s students.

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Performances by NAFA’s Theatre, Music and Dance students to welcome Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence

Minister Ong with NAFA Board Chairman Ms Low Sin Leng (in blue cheongsam), Mr Lim Yew Kuan, son of NAFA founding principal Mr Lim Hak Tai, Mr Chia Mia Chiang (in blue shirt) and NAFA students from Dance programme

Minister Ong officially launches NAFA’s 80th anniversary celebrations. From left: Ms Nur Diyanah, student from School of Music, Ms Oscar Ng, NAFA alumna & staff from Office of Student Care, Mr Goh Boon Teck, NAFA alumnus and Young Artist Award Winner, NAFA Board Chairman Ms Low Sin Leng, Minister Ong, Mr Wee Beng Chong, NAFA alumnus and Cultural Medallion winner, Mr Chia Mia Chiang, NAFA President and Mr Khairuddin Bin Hori, NAFA alumnus and winner of Distinguished Alumni Medal

Minister Ong with students and staff of NAFA

Minister Ong and Ms Low Sin Leng presenting token of appreciation to Mr Lim Yew Kuan, son of NAFA founding principal, Mr Lim Hak Tai

Minister Ong officially launched the opening of NAFA Campus 1 Tower Block. Looking on are, from left, NAFA Board Director, Mr Hoong Bee Lok, NAFA Board Chairman Ms Low Sin Leng, Minister Ong, NAFA Board Director Dr Lucy Ooi and NAFA President Mr Chia Mia Chiang.

NAFA Board Chairman presenting token of appreciation, a miniature sculpture of ‘Seed’, to Minister Ong Ye Kung