UOB Painting of the Year artists help children express their love for their mothers through creative works of art
Children from the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) Katong School enjoyed an afternoon of painting Mother’s Day cards at an art workshop organised by United Overseas Bank (UOB) on 28 April 2015.
Accompanied by UOB volunteers, 12 budding young artists learned contemporary Chinese ink painting techniques under the guidance of Ms Hong Sek Chern and Mr Chua Say Hua. The husband-and-wife duo were among the winners of the UOB Painting of the Year competition last year and are known for their modern interpretations of the traditional ink art form.
The artists also gave the children an exclusive guided tour of their City Landscape exhibition at the UOB Art Gallery at UOB Plaza 1. The 18 paintings displayed at the exhibition are part of a current series by the artists to explore ways of depicting cities including Singapore and New York, by featuring their architectural elements. The exhibition started on 28 April 2015 and ended on 18 June 2015.
Ms Hong Sek Chern, Gold Award winner of the Established Artist category for 2014 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore), said the workshop was a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
“I am glad to help UOB inspire our young ones. By sharing our art with the children, we were able to help them express their love and gratitude to their mothers creatively and with confidence on Mother’s Day in two weeks’ time,” Ms Hong said.
Art, children and education are the focus of UOB’s corporate social responsibility programmes. This Mother’s Day art workshop was the first in a series of six art events which UOB will be organising this year for children from the Bank’s charity partners.