UOB Art Gallery

UOB Art Gallery

Located at the lobby of UOB Plaza 1, the UOB Art Gallery provides a creative respite amid the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s Central Business District.

It is a place where members of the public can gather to appreciate works in the UOB Art Collection. From time to time, the gallery also features winning entries from the UOB Painting of the Year competition and solo exhibitions by the competition’s alumni artists.

We hope you take the time to visit the UOB Art Gallery and enjoy the artworks on display there.

The UOB Art Gallery can be found at UOB Plaza 1, 80 Raffles Place, Singapore 048624


What’s on showcase now?

Weaving Art for Freedom and Fashion

A Contemporary Showcase of Textile Art
8 March – 7 April 2017
9:00am – 6.30pm daily

UOB Plaza 1, Ground Floor
80 Raffles Place, Singapore 048624

Visit Women Shoes Freedom – a contemporary textile art exhibition by renowned Singaporean fashion- designer-turned-artist, Benny Ong at the UOB Art Gallery in March 2017.

The Sisters Soong (100x80cm)
The Sister Soong I
Embroidery on silk
100 x 80cm

Coupled with Benny’s creative spirit and strong eye for fashion, each silk art piece has a combination of graphics and strong colours hand-woven by traditional master Laotian weavers.

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Ah Mah
Embroidery on silk
70 x 120cm
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Combing Memories
Embroidery on silk
70 x 120cm

 
The exhibition, which will showcase contemporary Southeast Asian-themed art pieces, incorporates playful graphics, colloquial wit and personal narratives from the artist and his weavers.

Family Ties Now (70x120cm)
Family Ties Now
Embroidery on silk
70 x 120cm
Family Ties Then (70x120cm)
Family Ties Then
Embroidery on silk
70 x 120cm

 

About the artist

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Benny Ong is a renowned Singaporean fashion designer turned contemporary textile artist.

Over his long and illustrious career, Ong’s client list included the late Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, her Royal Highness Duchess of Kent and Queen Noor of Jordan.

Benny’s woven textile art is an affirmation of his metamorphosis from fashion designer to contemporary artist. His visual designs are articulated into woven creations by master weavers from Laos. He collaborates with a family of the finest Laotian weavers using traditional weaving methods to produce art works in silk with stunning effect.

Benny is a recipient of the Golden Jubilee Award 2015 by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth Singapore for his many contributions to fashion and design, especially now, for his cross-disciplinary exploration of textile art.

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