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.