Built in the early 1980s, Bras Basah Complex is Singapore’s largest and oldest cultural centers. In the old days, the complex housed dozens of stores selling books, stationery shops and collectors’ items. As the economy advanced with times, the complex evolved to incorporate a wider range of retail spaces, including sports shops, music stores and art galleries.
To facilitate the growing interests of local art collectors in Singapore, five art galleries in Bras Basah Complex – AC43 Gallery, Jin Yi Art Gallery, Nanyang Gallery, Pin Xuan Ge and Si Bao Zhai Arts Gallery – are pleased to present a joint period of exhibition programmes for this December, featuring the works of distinguished local artists. The five participating art galleries and their respective exhibitions are listed below:
AC43 Gallery is pleased to debut our latest publication, Anthony Chua Say Hua. The sixty-four-page monograph contains about 48 artwork illustrations and is a first-ever compilation of the creative ideas and techniques that inform Anthony Chua’s artistic philosophy and practice over the years. This occasion will be celebrated by an official book launch accompanied by paintings on display on 2nd December, Saturday, 3 pm. Chairman of the National Heritage Board, Mr. Ong Yew Huat will officially open the event as Guest-of-Honour.
In conjunction with the book launch, AC43 Gallery will also play host to the exhibition, Rhythmic Compulsion: Paintings by Anthony Chua Say Hua from 1 to 20 December 2017. On showcase are 20 works including abstract compositions, shophouse scenes and the artist’s recent neo-cubist treatment of local heritage buildings.
Anthony Chua Say Hua
Official Book Launch: 2 December 2017, Saturday, 3 pm
Guest-of-Honour: Mr. Ong Yew Huat, Chairman of National Heritage Board
Exhibition Period: 1 – 20 December 2017, 12 - 7 pm (daily)
AC43 Gallery | 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, #03-39, Singapore 180231
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Jin Yi Art Gallery presents “Applause II” - a collection of the fine oil paintings of Tan Choh Tee, Tay Bak Koi and Leo Hee Tong, Singapore’s notable second-generation artists. The rich imagination and creativity of these artists generated a series of incredible works of sublime visuals that express a harmonious juxtaposition of man and nature, of old and new, and a nostalgic longing for the times of the bygone kampong days.
In addition, a collection of fan paintings entitled “Serendipitous Medley” by Singapore’s third-generation artist, Ling Yang Chang, will also be exhibited. Quietly elegant yet layered with meanings, these small fan paintings effortlessly convey a textured richness beyond their simple forms.
2 – 17 December 2017
Time: 12 - 7pm
Venue: Jin Yi Art Gallery
231, Bain Street, #03-03
Bras Basah Complex 百胜楼
Tel: 6358 3661
Tay Bak Koi, Fishing, Undated, Oil on canvas, 94 x 66 cm
Nanyang Gallery (南洋画店) will present Rajasthan Series: Solo Exhibition of Miniature Paintings of Goh Chiew Lye from 2 - 12 December 2017:
Goh Chiew Lye is particularly drawn to Pushkar, a small town in Rajasthan of northern India. He has visited it four times just to immerse in the festive atmosphere of the annual Camel Fair. For this exhibition, the artist has chosen some 30 pieces of his works depicting the Fair to share with viewers.
Exhibition Opening: 2 December 2017, Saturday, 2 pm
Guest-of-Honour: Professor Tan Chorh Chuan
Venue: Nanyang Gallery, 231 Bain Street, #02-73, Singapore 180231
Goh Chiew Lye, Pushkar Scene, 2015, Chinese ink and colour on paper, 33 cm in diameter
Pin Xuan Ge Pte. Ltd. （品宣阁 ） is pleased to present Trio Style Art Exhibition. This year we will be featuring a Singaporean Chinese Painting Artist, Ng Hoon Tiong（黄奋中）. His artwork loaded with fascinating sentiment imaginative, bringing the viewer a different shade of Singapore.
Next, we have an up-and-coming Singaporean calligrapher and engraving artist, Zhao Zhong Qian（赵忠迁）. He had practiced his engraving skills under the guidance of Liu Nai Zhong（刘乃中）, and in the recent year his engraving & calligraphy artwork had been selected and recognized by Xi Ling Yin Se (西冷印社) for several noteworthy exhibitions in China.
Finally, we will also be exhibiting a China renowned modern Chinese painting Artist, Zeng Mi（曾宓）, he is a conspicuous figure in the new literati movement and throughout his painting career maintained a constant dedication to the art in spite of the political and social turmoil in China. This year he is 84 years old and he is still pursuing the beauty of ink art.
Exhibition Period: 2 - 12 December 2017
10am - 6pm (Monday - Saturday); 11am - 5pm (Sunday)
Venue: Bras Basah Complex
231 Bain Street, #04-11, Singapore 180231
Ng Hoon Tiong 黄奋中, Singapore River Bank, Undated, Chinese ink and colour on paper, 138 x 28 cm
Si Bao Zhai Arts Gallery (四宝斋) is pleased to present the art exhibition Singapore Art Scene: Three Generations, featuring the artworks of both renowned and up-and-coming local artists. These artists can be considered to span across three generations of Singapore’s artistic landscape and this is a chance to view their artworks all under one roof. The exhibition will include the following artists:
Chen Wen Hsi | Cheong Soo Pieng
Ang Ah Tee | Lim Tze Peng | Low Puay Hua
Ong Kim Seng | Tan Choh Tee
Boo Sze Yang | Lee Kian Choong | Tay Bak Chiang
The exhibition will be held at Si Bao Zhai Arts Gallery from 2 - 18 December 2017, 11.30am - 7pm.
Si Bao Zhai Arts Gallery, 231 Bain Street, #02-43, Singapore 180231
Boo Sze Yang, Mirage Series, 2016, Oil on linen, 65 x 81 cm