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  • Kam Kee Yong : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Kam Kee Yong, known to many as a composer, violinist, conductor, artist, and, not least, as the father of violinist Kam Ning. Kam is also a prolific artist who paints on a variety of themes. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion Award in 1984 for...
  • Isa Kamari : half-length portrait

    Personalities
    This is a cropped shot of Isa Kamari, a recipient of Cultural Medallion, Literature, in 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr Wong Meng Voon (黄孟文博士) : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Shown here is a photograph of Dr. Wong Meng Voon i.e. Huang Mengwen) who is one of Singapore's most well-known Chinese authors. He was the first recipient of the Cultural Medallion in Chinese literature in 1981. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Kuo Pao Kun : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Shown here is a photograph of Kuo Pao Kun, who made a monumental contribution to Singapore’s literature and theatre. He had written 24 plays, some of which have become classics. He was awarded Cultural Medallion (Drama) in 1990. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chua Ek Kay : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Chua Ek Kay (b. 1947, China - d. 2008, Singapore), an artist who has been hailed as the bridge between Asian and Western art. He is the first Chinese ink painter to win the United Overseas Bank Painting of the Year Award (1991). He received...
  • Iskandar Jalil : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Arts · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half-length photograph of Iskandar Jalil (b. 1940, Singapore -). He is a highly-regarded local ceramist who uses fine clay to develop bowls and pots into art works, integrating Japanese and Islamic styles. He was awarded two Colombo Plan scholarships, to study textiles in India (1962) and ceramic...
  • David Lim Kim San : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Shown here is a photograph of David Lim Kim San, who was conferred the Cultural Medallion in Music in 1979 for his distinguished contributions to the nation. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Goh Beng Kwan : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Goh Beng Kwan, a leading second-generation artist in the Singapore’s cultural scene. Goh specialises in mixed media art and was awarded the Cultural Medallion in Visual Arts in 1989 for his artistic contributions to Singapore. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Paul Abisheganaden : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half-length portrait of Paul Abisheganaden, musician and conductor. Paul Abisheganaden was a recipient of the Cultural Medallion for Music in 1986. Title devised by Library staff.
  • S. Varathan : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Pictured here is Mr. S. Varathan, a National Arts Council Cultural Medallion Recipient in 1984. He formed the Singapore Indian Artistes’ Association, compiled his drama experiences in books, researched on the development of Tamil theatre in Singapore, in addition to taking on the role as an advisor guiding the younger...
  • "Performance" sculpture : general view

    Arts · Poon, Anthony, 1945-2006
    Performance is one of Poon’s earlier attempts at the integration of planes in a three-dimensional space. It is representative of the other type of structure which makes up the linguistic rationale of Poon’s three-dimensional work – apart from the sculptures which resemble the movement of ribbons caught in time and...
  • Chua Soo Bin : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Chua Soo Bin (Cai Simin) (b. 1932, Singapore), a photographer who has received accolades for his work in advertising and fashion photography, and especially for his 1980s photographic documentation of the lives of important Chinese ink painters. He is also a well-respected senior gallerist in...
  • Platform II : general view

    Arts · Teo, Eng Seng
    Existing somewhere between a large podium and a diminutive stage, Platform II did not merely take on the function of a real object, recalling in this way the utilitarian works of Russian Constructivism. Rather, when guest-of-honour Dr. Ruth Wong opened the art exhibition at UWCSEA in 1976, one wonders if...
  • Surprised II, sculpture : general view

    Arts · Ng, Eng Teng, 1934-2001
    Surprised II is representative of Ng Eng Teng’s fascination with the flesh which borders on the obsessive. This aspect of Ng’s oeuvre is nevertheless not to be ignored as it contributes to the full spectrum of Ng’s relationship with the human figure as expressed in his art. This work (stoneware,...
  • Chew Kok Chang : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half-length portrait of Chew Kok Chang, the recipient of the Cultural Medallion Award 1999 in literature. Besides poetry and mini-novels, Chew has also written and translated children’s literature actively, which includes poems, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and folktales. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Cheers

    Arts · Poon, Anthony, 1945-2006
    This is a photograph of a wall relief by Anthony Poon. It is significant of Poon’s last phase before his passing on. It shows his interest in texture, as well as colour, on top of the interaction between planes and space through ribbon-like structures. Physical dimensions of original: 4920 x...
  • Sculpture named "Hunger" : general view

    Arts · Wee, Beng-Chong, 1938-
    A free-standing sculpture, Hunger reflects artist Wee Beng Chong’s interest in depicting physical and psychological states of being through the vocabulary of modern sculpture. The skeletal structure of the figure is revealed evidently and effectively through Wee’s emphasis on creating visual depth on its surface. The work evokes pathos by...
  • Choo Hoey : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half-length photo shot of Choo Hoey, founder and conductor emeritus of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO). He was also its resident conductor and music director from 1979 to 1996. He was one of the recipients of the inaugural Cultural Medallion in 1979. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Trengganu, sculpture : general view

    Arts · Iskandar Jalil, 1940-
    This photograph shows a piece of sculpture resembling a boat which pays tribute to the famous boat-making history of Trengganu and the unmistakable design of the bangau which are elaborately carved wooden boats. Trengganu is a body of work that is more sculptural than functional unlike bowls or plates. It...
  • Muhammad Ariff bin Ahmad : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half-length portrait of award-winning writer, editor and former lecturer Muhammad Ariff Ahmad (b. 6 December 1924, Singapore-), a.k.a. Mas, who is a prominent expert and activist of the Malay language and culture in Singapore. A founding member of the esteemed Malay literary club, Asas '50, he had...
  • Ng Eng Teng : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Ng Eng Teng, one of the most renowned artists in Singapore. He is remembered for his large-scale sculptures gracing many a public space, and his introspective and whimsical interpretations of humanist themes in the three-dimensional. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 1981. Title devised...
  • Phan Wait Hong : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Arts · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Pictured here is Mdm Phan Wait Hong, Singapore’s most celebrated Beijing opera doyenne and recipient of the 1992 Cultural Medallion (Theatre). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Leong Yoon Pin : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half portrait of Leong Yoon Pin. Wearing the many hats of composer, educator, and conductor, Leong is mainly known for his role as a composer. He was honoured with the Cultural Medallion in 1982. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Men in colours : general view

    Arts · Chng, Seok Tin
    This is a photograph of an art installation by Chng Seok Tin. A theme that emerged in the 1990s is the human condition, where Chng questions the greed of man, the race for money, fame and power. This installation, of 100 figures in variously different poses, some climbing, resting, struggling,...