National Gallery Singapore today announced the launch of its Art Adoption and Acquisition Programme, an initiative that will strengthen the National Collection, deepen research and scholarship, and enhance its mission to showcase art from Singapore and Southeast Asia to the world.
To date, the Art Adoption and Acquisition Programme has garnered approximately S$9 million in donations from organisations and individuals including Yong Hon Kong Foundation, Lam Soon Cannery, BinjaiTree, and Emma and Joseph Cherian.
“National Gallery Singapore is very encouraged by individuals and organisations who have supported us in making art accessible, and the Art Adoption and Acquisition Programme recognises their generosity and passion for art,” said Mr Kola Luu, Director, Business & Corporate Strategic Development Group, National Gallery Singapore.
“We are deeply grateful to them for joining us in growing our National Collection for future generations, and in raising stronger public awareness of Southeast Asian art.”
Through this programme, donors can make a cash donation to adopt an artwork from the National Gallery Collection or to support the general mission of the Gallery.
The adopted artworks are currently on display as part of the Gallery’s long-term exhibition, Between Declarations And Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century at the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery and in Siapa Nama Kamu?: Art in Singapore since the 19th Century at the DBS Singapore Gallery.
"Art is an area that has been overlooked in the past in terms of how it can improve the quality of our lives. I am glad that National Gallery Singapore is taking on the responsibility to strengthen our art consciousness. I hope that more people will find it meaningful to gain deeper insights into our region’s art histories via the iconic artworks displayed at the Gallery” – Mr Danny Yong, Founder, Yong Hon Kong Foundation
“Lam Soon has been active in many CSR initiatives. These include support for the arts of the region. We are honoured to be part of this Art Adoption programme to promote art appreciation among the Singaporeans.” – Mr Whang Shang Ying, Executive Director, Lam Soon
“My late father was an ardent supporter of local and Malayan artists and he found great joy in helping them. Latiff Mohidin is a fine example of an artist whose works are greatly admired here and across the Causeway.” – Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, Founder, BinjaiTree
Some artworks available for adoption in the Art Adoption and Acquisition Programme:
Chen Wen Hsi