Ngee Ann Cultural Centre

 

The main objective of Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, which was established in 1998 and a subsidiary of The Ngee Ann Kongsi, is to raise Singapore’s cultural profile, particularly in the Chinese culture, especially Teochew values and art, as well as, improve public access to the arts. Today, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre has become one of the notable arts and cultural hubs.  In order to encourage Singaporeans to experience the arts, the centre organises and grants art exhibitions and cultural events regularly.

Its annual large-scale art exhibitions and events, Ngee Ann Photographic ExhibitionNational Day Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition cum Student’s Calligraphy Competition, Teochew Cultural Festival and National Teochew Artists’ Exhibition, showcase artworks of various methodologies and disciplines. These exhibitions are essentially platforms for local art practitioners to generate dialogues and engagement with their audiences. Each exhibition brings together more than 100 established and emerging artists, and displays over 250 art pieces. Over the years, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre had also collaborated with Chinese artists and organisations to deliver its intent to promote Chinese art and cultures. Those art and cultural exchanges had helped to foster friendly relations and mutual understanding between the two countries.

Other than art exhibitions, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre also holds regular seminars on various subjects such as Chinese customs and practices, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Buddhist practices and beliefs etc. Other cultural events include Students’ Calligraphy Competition, Chinese Opera performances, workshops and course.

Situated in Teochew Building, the centre is well-equipped with an exhibition hall, auditorium and several activity rooms. These venues are available to local and overseas artists or cultural organisations. Often, the events and activities held in the premises are endorsed by Ngee Ann Cultural Centre. Ngee Ann Cultural Centre aims to engage the public and foster deeper appreciation for the arts and our heritage.

For organisations or individuals who wish to hire premises at Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, see Venue for more information.

 

 

Opening ceremony by 34th NAK President, Mr Teo Soo Chuan and Vice President, Dr Lim Kee Ming

 

National Teochew Artists’ Exhibition

 

義安文化中心于1998年创立,活动地点设于登路潮州大厦。中心设立的宗旨在于通过拓展文化活动来提高新加坡人对中华文化的认识,特别是潮州传统文化。

在保持一贯的服务社会的卓著记录之余,義安文化中心也通过各种途径扩展它与新加坡潮州社群及艺术家的联系、大力推动本地及国际的文化与艺术活动。中心常年举办的大型展览及活动包括義安影艺展潮州文化节国庆书画美展暨全国学生书法现场比赛全国潮人艺术展等。同时,中心继续参与中国书法、水墨画,潮州戏剧,舞蹈,音乐与话剧等文艺活动。除此之外,中心也慷慨提供展览空间、设施与组织资源等,积极地支持艺术家与表演者。

文化中心于1998年11月19日由公司第34届总理张泗川先生主持开幕并举行了全国潮人书画展,自后文化中心便把这日期定为常年全国潮籍艺术家绘画与书法展览日。中心于每年11月19日举办的这个活动把潮州籍贯的专业和业余书画家聚集一堂,在中心的義安展览厅展示他们的作品。展览厅还专辟一个部分展示中小学天才学生们的作品,以鼓励有潜质的年轻艺术家。展览贯串现代与传统,作品凡数百件,形形色色,有水墨画、书法、水彩、油画、树脂画甚至多媒体作品。中心从参展者当中选拔一名最杰出的艺术家,并在有关展览纪念特刊封面突出刊载其作品。

在提升精神文明方面,文化中心参与主办许多佛学讲座,邀请来自世界各地的藏族与华族的宗教大师讲授。其他宗教机构也曾在中心举办讲座。

除拥有一个宽敞的展览空间以及礼堂,中心还有两间较小的会议厅供举办小型活动。