A gallery that aims to celebrate the works of Cultural Medallion artist recipients such as Lim Tze Peng will be opening at The Arts House in a few months.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced this at the opening of Lim's exhibit, Soul Of Ink: Lim Tze Peng At 100, as well as the launch of a book on the artist's life.
The new exhibit will "showcase their artistic excellence and contributions across various art forms, from the visual and literary arts to music, theatre and dance, that have left an indelible imprint on our cultural landscape," said PM Lee.
The Cultural Medallion is Singapore's highest artistic award. Since it was established in 1979 by the nation's then Minister for Culture Ong Teng Cheong, 128 arts practitioners have received the honour.
Both the exhibit and the book are titled Soul Of Ink: Lim Tze Peng At 100 with the book being written by media veteran, Woon Tai Ho. Certainly, Mr Lim's life is interesting, to say the least. The artist, who turns 100 this year, is the country's oldest living pioneer artist.
The exhibition will feature 20 recently completed ink pieces including abstract calligraphy and colourful ink paintings of Singapore in the early days.