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Influences and Friendships: A Chua Ek Kay Estate Collection


Fri Sep 18 2015, 10:00am–7:00pm
Sat Sep 19 2015, 11:00am–5:00pm
Sun Sep 20 2015, 11:00am–5:00pm
Mon Sep 21 2015, 10:00am–7:00pm
Tue Sep 22 2015, 10:00am–7:00pm

Where: The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street #02-06, Bras Basah, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: The Private Museum

[Exhibition title]
Influences and Friendships: A Chua Ek Kay Estate Collection

Exhibition Duration: Sunday, 2 August 2015 to Tuesday, 22 September 2015

[Opening Reception Details]
Date: Saturday, 01 August 2015
Time: 11am
Venue: The Private Museum

Guest of Honour: Hsieh Fu Hua
Chairman, National Gallery Singapore

[Catalogue Launch]
Date: Saturday, 15 August 2015
Time: 11.30am
Venue: The Private Museum

In celebration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence, The Private Museum is proud to present Influences and Friendships: A Chua Ek Kay Estate Collection. This special body of works offers a glimpse into Chua Ek Kay’s lesser-known art collection of prominent artists and friends, with 21 artworks in Chinese ink and Calligraphy, Oil and Woodcarving that reflects the inspirations and artists that influenced Chua in his artistic practice.

Highlights include Huang Binhong’s landscape painting paying its homage to the 10th century painter Juran, one of the great Master artists of early Chinese monumental landscape paintings. Huang Binhong (1865 – 1955), a painter and art theorist, was one of Chua’s biggest influences. Inspired by the endless possibilities of ink, Chua fervently explored the extent of his brushworks. The collection of works traces Chua’s Shanghai School lineage from Wu Changshuo (1844-1927), Wang Ge Yi (1897-1988) and Fan Chang Tien (1907-1987), and a combination of monk artists, Lingnan School and Chua’s contemporaries.

Through the visions from these artists and friends, the viewer is able to reach into the window of his art practice. The intertwining of creativities from around the world allowed Chua to create his inimitable style that incorporates a balance of both Western and traditional.

Dress Code: Ink Colours (Smart Casual)

RSVP: Please send RSVP to the event by 25 July 2015 to . Alternatively, you may call us at 6738 2872.