New Visual Arts Exhibitions Go To Heartlands


To bring the arts closer to people, the National Arts Council (NAC) will be launching a new series of visual arts exhibitions in the heartlands together with the North West Community Development Council (NW CDC). Themed The Art of Watercolour, the council hopes to promote watercolour painting to the masses, especially residents in the North West CDC District .


70 watercolour paintings by 30 artists from the Singapore Watercolour Society (SWS) will be showcased in the two exhibitions held at Bukit Panjang Plaza and Woodlands Regional Library from 7 March – 23 March 2003 .


David Lim Tik En, Acting Minister for Ministry of Information, Communications & the Arts said: "MITA believes that the Arts is for everyone. Under our Arts Everywhere initiative, we will work with various agencies to make it easy for Singaporeans to enjoy the Arts, by bringing it to where they work, live and play. This event is a good example of such a partnership effort, and I hope that residents in NW CDC will enjoy the watercolour paintings by the members of the Singapore Watercolour Society."


Details of the two exhibitions are as follows:


Visual Arts Tour (Exhibition 1)


 Date:  7 (Opening at 7:15pm) - 11 March 2003
 Time:  10:00am to 10:00pm
 Venue:  Bukit Panjang Plaza, Atrium
 Guest-of-Honour:  Mr David Lim Tik En
 Acting Minister for Ministry of Information, 
 Communications and the Arts
 MP for Holland-Bukit Panjang GRC


Visual Arts Tour (Exhibition 2)


 Date:  15 - 23 March 2003
 Time:  12:00pm to 9:00pm
 Venue:  Woodlands Regional Library


Admission is free.


Besides the exhibitions, there will be a free public talk and demonstration on The Techniques of Watercolour given by Rosma Guha, one of the members of SWS on 15 March (Saturday) from 3 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. at the Woodlands Regional Library, Programme Zone.


In addition, there will also be free guided tours conducted by artists from SWS for schools in the North West CDC District from 17 to 21 March at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. everyday at Woodlands Regional Library. Ten schools will be participating in the guided tours. Each tour takes about one hour, including a question-and-answer session and students will receive an information kit during the tour.


The above event is organised by NAC and NW CDC, and is supported by National Library Board, Passion 99.5FM and SWS.


For more information on the event, please call 6837 9559 during office hours or visit the NAC ArtReach website at