Calligraphy Appreciation Exhibition by Mr Choo Thiam Siew

Event Name : 朱添寿先生书法欣赏 Event Start Date : 26 - Aug - 2016 Event End Date : 04 - Sep - 2016 Event Location : 3 Tamasek Boulevard, #01-506/507,Suntec City Mall (Tower 2),
Singapore 038983
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Dynasties Antique & Art Gallery (Partner)
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3 Tamasek Boulevard, #01-506/507,Suntec City Mall (Tower 2), Singapore 038983
98462098 / 98525120
Mr. Choo has had a distinguished career in the Singapore Arts scene spanning over 20 years. Prior to his current role as the CEO of Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC), he was the President of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) from 2003 to 2014, and served as CEO of the National Arts Council (NAC) from 1996 to 2003.
Mr Choo is formally trained in Chinese calligraphy.  His love for calligraphy began at a tender age of 11, when he started by teaching himself the basic brushstrokes. He has come a long way since then, having continued his practice to hone his skill over the past 50 years, including 20 years of training under the locally renowned calligrapher, Mr Chang Sow Yam. While this is his first solo exhibition with Da Tang Fine Arts Singapore, he has previously participated in group exhibitions, and has regularly presented his calligraphy art works to close friends and family. Mr. Choo is also well-versed in and a published-writer of Chinese classical poems, producing his first collection of personal poems in 2001. Mr Choo is a unique and well-rounded calligrapher. He marries his deep knowledge in Chinese classical poems, as well as in Chinese language, history, philosophy and culture, with his masterful skill in calligraphy to produce original and meaningful calligraphy art works.
Mr Choo was educated as a horticulturist, having received his Bachelor in Horticultural Science from Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, and his Masters in Urban Forestry from Australian National University (ANU), both under Singapore’s Colombo Plan Scholarship. Prior to his career in the arts, he was with then Parks and Recreation Department (P&R), which later became the National Parks Board (NParks) for 20 years, rising to Deputy CEO before leaving in 1996. 
Over the years, he has served as Chairman, President or Board Member on various cultural organizations and institutions, including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, School of the Arts, and presided as Chief Judge of the UOB Painting of the Year for a number of years. Currently, he is the Chairman of Tote Board Arts Fund, Director of Singapore Chinese Orchestra Company Limited, Independent Director of Composers and Authors Society of Singapore Limited (COMPASS), Director of Ding Yi Music Company Ltd, Member of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd Chinese Newspaper Division Advisory Panel, Chairman of National Chinese Music Competition Advisory Committee,  President of General Society for Chinese Classical Poetry (International), and Chairman of MCI’s Broadcast/Publication/Arts Appeal Committee.
朱先生的本科是园艺科学。获纽西兰林肯大学本科和澳洲国立大学硕士学位。於1976年任职新加坡公园与游乐署(后改组为国家公园局),1996年卸职时为园林局副局长。1996 -2003年任新加坡国家艺术理事会总裁,2003-2014年任南洋艺术学院院长, 自2014年4月至今,是新加坡华族文化中心总裁。

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