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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 47th Annual Exhibition 2016


Opening on Saturday, 17 September 2016 at 3.00pm

at Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Teochew Building,

97 Tank Road, Singapore 238066

Exhibition Dates: 17 – 20 September 2016

Art Talk/ Demonstration by Mr Dino Pajao

on Sunday 18 Sep 2016, at Auditorium Level 2, from 2.00-4.00pm


10th Singapore National Junior Watercolour Competition 2016
“On the Spot” painting competition at River Valley Road,

to be held on 17 September 2016, from 9.30am to 11.30am

Free for all students 15 years old and below.

Due date for registration: 24 August 2016

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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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