March is always the time we celebrate amazing women in our lives. Those who do great work, those who inspire others to live better, those who do the dare… it’s all about inspirational females. As part of International Women’s Day, our Little Red Dot is proud to host “Elegant Strokes, Exquisite Art” — the 6th International Women Artists Exhibition 2023. The Guest of Honour is Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of Sate, Ministry of Home Affairs and Social and Family Development. The event which is supported by the National Arts Council, backed by Federation of Art Societies (Singapore) will take place on 10 March 2023 at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Multi-Purpose Hall, Level 7.
Leading this artistic expression is Audrey Zhang, owner of Prestige Art Gallery. This affable gallery owner is also a filmmaker and holds a Bachelor’s degree in media arts from Royal Holloway. She got her filmmaking credo by getting a Master’s Degree from the University of Westminster. She worked for BBC and CCTV documentary channels as a documentary director.
Zhang always had a deep love for art. She’s attuned to the trends in the art market, and has had the opportunity to meet some of the movers and shakers. Since 2017, her affinity in collecting artworks from Southeast Asian Artists in Singapore began. By 2022, she set up Prestige Art Gallery and snagged an IAP-accredited art gallery owner certificate. This new journey has changed her perspective in life and presented an alternative lifestyle. Her penchant for art did not stop there. She desired to enhance the public’s awareness of art and to invite different industry experts to interpret the impact of art on human society and life. She believes art is everywhere, embedded into what we see and feel everyday; in social spaces and many community areas. Thus, Zhang came up with the idea of “Art — Women — Life”. The focus is to enhance the public’s knowledge of Fine Art and Art. Complementing the event, she invited different industry experts to interpret the impact of art on human society and life.
In addition to this exhibition, do look out for these lectures where special guests in specific fields of expertise and profession will be invited to share their opinions related to the art world.
Tjin Weiming, Citibank Singapore Citi Wealth Management Investment Advisor, will present Outlook for Wealth Strategies in 2023 and how to capture turnaround opportunities. Mr Tjin who has 18 years of experience in implementing asset allocation strategies and structuring portfolio solutions will share more insights. With equities and bonds witnessing the largest simultaneous decline in 2022 with overall losses of up to 20 per cent while cash outperformed almost all asset classes, Tjin will dispense information on how to look ahead in 2023 and be prepared for the economic recovery in 2024.
Thinking of purchasing art works for investment? Let Allison Liu, an expert in high-value, discretionary acquisitions lead the way. She’s also the founder of Song Art Foundation Singapore and Provincial Master of Ceramic Arts China. As Singapore encourages cultural and artistic undertakings in recent times, more and more individuals in society have come to appreciate and support art. In fact, the trend is picking up worldwide as art works become high transactional items.
Liu will share her knowledge and professional issues that need to be understood when purchasing art work. Her theme “Collections and Assets” will help you discern the right way to start an art collection, right down to art categories worth collecting. As her collector base is widespread across Great China, Europe, North America, Middle East and ASEAN countries, she’s undoubtedly recognised among art connoisseurs. Liu will also highlight the differences between consumable and collectible grades of arts, not forgetting, authenticating art works. Lastly, Liu will also delve into proper curation and selection that constitutes into discriminating art assets.
There is also a sharing session with several experts in their fields. These include Mr Liu Hui, aesthetic educator; Ms Kavita Issar Batra, UK-based painter and artist; Mr Zhao Hong, art columnist; Ms Sun Kuan, oil painter and writer; Mr Yun Long Zi, International Fengshui Master. These experts will delve into topics such as vocational education, aesthetic enlightenment, social humanities, fengshui beliefs and aesthetics of life.
Don’t forget to check out the art exhibition where you can appreciate the works of female artists in Singapore. These include artists such as Tan Hongjing, Teresa Roa, and Dai Ruixue. These art works will be in ink and colour on paper, or on silk. So come, open your eyes and mind to the fantastic art works done by incredible women of today!
To find out more information of the event, visit their website: https://so.sg/product/international-women-artists-exhibition-2023/