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Women Artists in Singapore: Perspectives on Creative Processes and Education By Chng Seok Tin

Women Artists in Singapore: Perspectives on Creative Processes and Education is a series of forums that will feature various female artists in Singapore's arts scene. Each artist will share about her creative processes through her artistic works/activities and present her perspectives about arts education. The first speaker of this forum series is Chng Seok Tin.

Chng Seok Tin, cultural medallion recipient, started her art career when in 1970, she took up Diploma in Western Painting at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) part-time while still a Chinese Language teacher. Later, she went to UK, USA, France to learn art and acquire 3 degrees including a MFA (Printmaking).

From 1986-1996, Chng taught art at NAFA, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts as well as at National Institute of Education. In 1988, arts lecturer Seok Tin lost her eyesight after near-death surgeries. She freely uses different art forms in her artworks that are reflections on nature and the human condition. Her collectors include National Gallery Singapore, DBS and private appreciators here and abroad. This former Chinese paper columnist has published 13 collections of prose, satires and art reviews. As songwriter, she wrote lyrics to the popular Walk out of the darkness, my friend, popularized by Kit Chan. Her accolades include 1st artist to exhibit at UN HQ in New York, Singapore Women Hall of Fame and Woman of the Year awards.



To attend, please register at: http://goo.gl/forms/vOdweVkVHW

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12 February 2016
Time: 11:30 am - 13:30 pm Venue: Choral Room NIE3-02-04 (NIE Block 3, Level 2, Room 4, Choral Room) National Institute of Education, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616

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