Ink Flows Through

Ink Flows Through

 

Explore the richness and depth of the Chinese ink practice from the ink masters of the 20th century in the exhibition series Ink Flows Through that consists of three complementary exhibitions that reveal the inspiration and development of ink art in Singapore.

 

TICKETS

 

 

Strokes of Life:

The Art of Chen Chong Swee

 

Rediscovering Treasures:

Ink Art from the Xiu Hai Lou Collection

  Wu Guanzhong: A Walk Through Nature   Programmes   Tours

 


EXHIBITION

STROKES OF LIFE: THE ART OF CHEN CHONG SWEE

National Gallery Singapore - Exhibition - Ink Flows Through - Strokes of Life: The Art of Chen Chong Swee

 

 

Through 20 May 2018

City Hall Wing, Level 4, Level 4 Gallery

 

Chen Chong Swee was an important early Singapore artist and educator who made significant contributions to the development of the Singapore and Malaya art scenes. He was amongst the first artists in Singapore to incorporate local subjects in his works, depicting Malay village scenes in his ink paintings as early as the 1930s.

 

This show features key works from his six decade-long career. It highlights his proficiency in both Chinese and Western art traditions as well as his exploration and experimentation with Chinese painting techniques. 

 

TICKETS

 

Kids & Families: Young Collectors

 

Step into the shoes of an art collector and learn about the practice of collecting Chinese ink paintings. Stop by the Gallery Cart located on Level 1 City Hall Wing.

 


EXHIBITION

REDISCOVERING TREASURES: INK ART FROM THE XIU HAI LOU COLLECTION
National Gallery Singapore - Exhibition - Ink Flows Through - Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art From The Xiu Hai Lou Collection  

 

Through 22 Apr 2018

City Hall Wing, Level 4, Wu Guanzhong Gallery

 

The Xiu Hai Lou Collection is the largest and most established private collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy in Singapore today. Founded by the late Mr Yeo Khee Lim, it encompasses a rich variety of styles and genres, including works from different regional schools and esteemed masters. Drawing on close to 100 works from the collection, this exhibition offers visitors a rare insight into the evolution of modern Chinese painting from tradition to modernity.

 

TICKETS

 

Kids & Families: Young Collectors

 

Step into the shoes of an art collector. Stop by the Gallery Cart, located outside the Wu Guanzhong Gallery and learn about the practices of art collecting through fun hands-on activities.

 


EXHIBITION

WU GUANZHONG: A WALK THROUGH NATURE
National Gallery Singapore - Exhibition - Ink Flows Through - Wu Guanzhong: A Walk Through Nature  

 

Through 22 Apr 2018

City Hall Wing, Level 4, Wu Guanzhong Gallery

 

Wu Guanzhong travelled widely across China in his lifetime, covering numerous cities and drawing inspiration from the rivers, mountains and towns that he encountered. This exhibition explores about 16 works which Wu painted of China from the 1960s until the 200s. Join Wu on his search for beauty - not only in the landscape, but also within the painted forms in his work.

 

This is the first in a series of exhibitions at the Wu Guanzhong Gallery. On an annual rotation basis, this dedicated space showcases work donated by Wu and his family, within the wider context of ink aesthetics and art history. The most valuable donation ever made to a Singapore museum to date, this is the largest holding of his work in a public museum in the world.

 

TICKETS

 


PROGRAMMES

A calendar of ink-themed programmes has been specifically developed to give visitors an all-emcompassing understanding of hte history and evolution of the ink medium. Sign up for one of the programmes below and deepen your knowledge and appreciation of this beautiful and masterful technique.

INK MASTERS SERIES

 
 

CURATORS' TOUR: XIU HAI LOU

 
 

ART TALKS

 

 


TOURS

These engaging hour-long tours run at different times in English or Mandarin. Registration opens 20 minutes before each tour at the Tours Desk located at Level B1. 20 slots are available per tour on a first come, first served basis.

Tours last approximately 1 hour. Tours are free but admission fees to exhibitions may apply. Visitors may purchase exhibition tickets online or at the Gallery's Ticketing Counter at Level B1. 

HIGHLIGHTS OF CHEN CHONG SWEE, WU GUANZHONG AND XIU HAI LOU EXHIBITIONS (FROM 24 MARCH 2017)

 

Take a look at the key highlights from 3 complementary exhibitions, Strokes of Life: The Art of Chen Chong Swee, Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from the Xiu Hai Lou Collection and Wu Guanzhong: A Walk through Nature at our Level 4 galleries. Viewed collectively, these shows offer a broad overview of the evolution of modern Chinese painting.

 

  • English: Daily 12pm
  • Mandarin: Sat-Sun, 4.30pm

 

Ren Xun. The Scent of Flowers and Singing of Birds. 1868. Chinese ink and colour on silk. Xiu Hai Lou Collection.