National Service (NS) has anchored our nation’s peace and security since its introduction in 1967. To commemorate 50 years of NS (NS50), the Singapore Art Society launched the “Commemorating NS50 Through Art” initiative at the ION Art Gallery today. The initiative comprises a series of exhibitions featuring around 130 pieces of artworks over a spectrum of mediums, such as oil paintings, bronze sculptures, and Chinese calligraphy.
The President of the Singapore Art Society, Mr Terence Teo, said
The artwork here aims to recognise the hardship and sacrifices by our past and present national servicemen, even in the most mundane of everyday tasks, and strengthen the community’s support for NS. At the same time, it also provided our local artists a platform to challenge themselves and grow in their creative journey.
More than 50 artists from the Singapore Art Society are taking part in this initiative, and their art creations will be exhibited at three locations for public viewing.
ION Art Gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard
Opening Day: 24 June 2017 at 4pm
Guest of Honour: Second Minister for Defence, Mr Ong Ye Kung
Duration: 24 to 29 June 2017 (11am to 9pm)
The Arts House, Gallery I
Opening Day: 2 July 2017 at 12.30pm
Guest of Honour: Chief of Army, Major-General Melvyn Ong
Duration: 2 to 15 July 2017 (10am to 8pm)
Suntec Convention Centre, Linkway 2, 3 and Concourse Area
Opening Day: 30 July 2017 at 2pm
Guest of Honour: Deputy Secretary (Administration), MINDEF, Mr Adrian Chua
Duration: 30 July to 13 August 2017 (10am to 10pm)
When: 24 Jun - 13 Aug 2017,