Singapore Watercolour Society


Established in 1969, the Singapore Watercolour Society (SWS) is the only non-profit art organisation in Singapore that focuses on the art of watercolour painting.  With the ever-increasing membership of more than 150 artists, the society holds its annual exhibitions in September each year, and also conducts demos, workshops and junior painting competitions to promote watercolour painting.  Members also get together for outdoor/plein air painting sessions every week and the society organizes overseas painting trips regularly.

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SWS 48th Annual Exhibition 2017

2017 Splendour Of Watercolour

Splendour Of  Watercolour   光辉水彩

Official Opening :     Saturday, 7 Oct 2017 at 3.00pm
Venue :                        Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Teochew Building,
97 Tank Road, Singapore 238066

Exhibition Dates:      6 – 9 Oct 11am to 7pm
10 Oct     11am to 5pm.


11th Singapore National Junior

Watercolour Competition Prize Giving Ceremony 2017

Venue : Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Teochew Building, 97 Tank Road, Singapore 238066

Date :    Sat 7th October 2017

Time :   3.00pm



5 - 13 September 2015

SWS held its 46th Annual Exhibition "Art Exchange" at the ARTrium, MCI Building, which showcased the best watercolour works by our members as well as by several invited watercolourists from Qujing, China. Also included are winning entries from the Junior Watercolour Competition held in the morning of 5 September. On 6 September, the public enjoyed watercolour painting demos by
Prof. Yang Fu Heng and Mr. Tu Wei Neng from Qujing

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20 - 27 November 2015

The Singapore Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam and SWS jointly organised Scenes of Singapore Watercolour Exhibition to celebrate SG50.

25 Artists contributed their works to celebrate SG50.

Ambassador Ng Teck Hean officiated the opening, attended by more than 100 guests including Ambassadors from various countries. President and artists from Vietnam Fine Art Association also attended this opening.

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19 - 23 December 2015

Since January 2015, Singapore's major Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao had published a write-up on 50 important cultural, historical, religious locations for 50 consecutive Mondays with each location scene painted by one of SWS members. At the end of the year, these 50 original watercolour paintings alongside the written articles were exhibited for the first time at ARTrium @ MCI Building, with public painting demonstration conducted by Vice-President Marvin Chew on 20 December 2015.

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