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Exhibition Introduction

The Singapore Watercolour Society (SWS)'s 53rd Annual Exhibition "Colour Splashes" will be held from 11 to 16 September 2022 at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) Multi-Purpose Hall.

SWS is organising a physical exhibition again after having our exhibitions online for the last two years during the outbreak of Covid-19. About 200 watercolour paintings by 100 members will be showcased alongside 56 winning entries from the SWS 14th National Junior Watercolour Competition. Held in conjunction with the SWS annual exhibition, the junior watercolour competition attracted more than 730 entries after two years of hiatus. Participants aged 5 to 18 expressed their creativity through the theme "My Beautiful Singapore".

To promote the appreciation of the watercolour medium, two guided tours will be conducted at the exhibition venue daily on weekdays at 2pm and 4pm. Some of the works from the exhibition are showcased in this exhibition website.

We welcome everyone to join us at the official opening of the exhibition on 11 Sept 2022 at 3pm at the Singapore Cultural Center. Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Health, will be joining us at the opening ceremony.

新加坡水彩画会将于9月11至16日举办第53届年展《缤纷色彩》。 由于冠病疫情接连2年停办的实体展,今年将以云端与实体双结合的方式重返新加坡华族文化中心多功能礼堂。 100名新加坡水彩画会会员所创作的200幅作品将与56幅第14届青少年水彩比赛获奖作品一起展出。 阔别了2年再次举办的青少年水彩比赛,今年以《美丽的新加坡》的创作主题, 一共吸引了超过730名年龄介于5至18岁的新加坡居民的踊跃参与。为了提高大众对水彩画作的赏析, 画会将于周一到五提供一天两场的每日导览服务。

14th National Junior Watercolour Competition 2022

The 14th National Junior Watercolour Competition 2022 was organised in conjunction with the SWS annual exhibition. The aim is to promote the art of watercolour painting and to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts, especially in the young.

The competition attracted a record high of 730 entries this year, after two years of hiatus caused by the Covid pandemic. Participants aged 5 to 18 expressed their creativity through the theme “My Beautiful Singapore”.

The works of all 56 winners of the competition will be showcased alongside 200 watercolour paintings by 100 SWS members at Singapore Chinese Cultural Center from 11-16 Sep 2022. For a preview of their works, click on the links below:

Category A ( 5 - 12 years old ): Category A Winners

Category B ( 13 – 18 years old ): Category B Winners

Welcome Message

Donald Tan
President of the Singapore Watercolour Society (SWS)

Welcome to the 53rd Singapore Watercolour Society (SWS) Annual Exhibition 2022 titled “Colourful Splashes”.

It has been more than two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone has been impacted by the pandemic, including SWS. The society was unable to organise physical exhibitions but managed to host online virtual exhibitions for the past two years. We received very positive feedback on the web gallery.

Today, restrictions have relaxed and we are now adapting to the new normal.

This year, the SWS annual exhibition will be organised both online and onsite. The exhibition will be held at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Multi- Purpose Hall (Level 7) from (Sun – Fri) 11 Sep to 16 Sep 2022. The online exhibition will be via a web gallery that features selected works from 95 SWS artists.

As part of its the community outreach, SWS has been organising the National Junior Watercolour Competition for the past 13 years to generate interest in watercolour painting amongst the young. Unfortunately, the competition had to be put on hold for the past two years due to the pandemic. As the situation improved, the committee decided to bring back the competition this year. Singaporeans aged 5 to 18 from local primary and secondary schools students were invited to submit their works for the theme : "My Beautiful Singapore" and competed in two age groups.

We received a record high of over 730 entries. I would like to thank the schools for their support and active participation. And, congratulation to all the winners. The winning works will be exhibited at the annual exhibition.

In total, the 53rd edition exhibition will showcase 200 watercolour works by 100 members alongside 56 winning entries from the 14th National Junior Watercolour Competition. The subjects include still-life, portrait painting, landscape, seascape and cityscape etc.

SWS has been promoting the watercolour medium in Singapore, establishing strong relationships with local watercolourists and regional art societies, and facilitating the development and creativity of Singapore artists in many ways.

We hope this exhibition will continue to encourage more Singaporeans to engage deeply in the arts of watercolour and support our local watercolourists.

We hope you enjoy this online exhibition and do share it with your friends. Thank you and enjoy.

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Committee Members

Donald Tan

Corina Quek

Goh Huiying

Yu Man Ling

Phyllis Chong

Ryan Qin Jiming
Research Officer

William Goh

Joanna Ng
Research Officer

Alicia Tan

Jane Leong
Internal Auditor