Ms Tan Ai Ngin (1972-2013) was a former patient at Bright Vision Hospital’s palliative care unit. This exhibition came about as Ai Ngin’s family was grateful for the kindness and care they received from BVH staff, and they hoped to honour her memory by giving back to patients in need.
The art exhibition, held on Bright Vision Hospital’s premises, is titled A Walk to Remember: In Memory of Tan Ai Ngin. It runs from April 2014 to November 2014.
A Walk to Remember features ten pieces specially selected from her extensive portfolio. Subjects include the quaint older estates of Kampong Bahru, Tanglin Halt and Tiong Bahru, as well as nature scenes at the old Turf Club and the Botanic Gardens. They are available for sale throughout the exhibition period and the family will be donating majority of the sales proceeds to the hospital in aid of needy patients.
A Walk to Remember is supported by Utterly Art, a leading gallery exhibiting a diverse selection of Asian art, including art from Singapore and Southeast Asia.
About Tan Ai Ngin
Ai Ngin obtained her Diploma in Fine Arts at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1996 and her Bachelor of Arts in Chinese painting at the Nanjing Arts College, China in 1999. She went on to complete a one-year course in visual arts at the School of Fine and Performing Arts Constantijn Huygens, in Kampen, The Netherlands in 2001.
Ai Ngin’s ability to capture the nostalgic charm of Singapore’s communal spaces, five foot walkways, back alleys and natural scenery through unique perspectives has earned her a following. For instance, her art has been collected by the Frans Walkate Archief in The Netherlands, the Tokyo office of the Singapore Tourism Board and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Singapore).
In 2013, Ai Ngin was nominated and selected as a Singapore Health Inspirational Patient Award winner. The award honours patients for their courage, resilience and zest for life.
Exhibition: A WALK TO REMEMBER: In Memory of Tan Ai Ngin
Venue: Bright Vision Hospital
Dates: April – November 2014
Interested parties may email to enquire further.
Photo credits: Hu Jia Tao, 2014