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Workshops and Events > Past Exhibitions Uncommon Wisdom: Works by Chng Seok Tin from 1966 - 2011

Chng Seok Tin, Singaporean and NAFA alumna held her 26th solo exhibition at NAFA featuring 40 years of her works in a retrospective exhibition. Recent Cultural Medallion recipient Chng showed over 60 artworks that were produced before and after she suffered a loss of sight in 1988. These included her earliest prints, drawings, sculptures and a recent installation of a life-sized bronze sculpture titled ‘Looking up to Danko’, together with 108 figures on a symbolic path to salvation. This work was inspired by the protagonist of the story Danko’s Burning Hearts, a literary work by Russian writer Maxim Gorky in a tale of a young man’s intense love and loyalty for his fellow men. To mark the occasion, Chng generously donated three works to NAFA - a maquette of Danko and two of her earlier oil paintings depicting Potong Pasir. Mr. Koh Seow Chuan, Chairman for the National Art Gallery Singapore officiated the opening as Guest of Honour. Chng conducted a one-day workshop on paper figure sculpture with 15 Fine Art students, where they created human figures in different postures from wire, newspaper and glue with their eyes shut; engaging their sensory abilities - or lack of, in art-making.


Chng Seok Tin 莊心珍