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First Sovereign Art Charity Students Prize is a Big Hit in Singapore

The very first Sovereign Art Charity Students Prize in Singapore reached its exciting conclusion last month. The very first Sovereign Art Charity Students Prize in Singapore reached its exciting conclusion last month as the artworks of 20 talented finalists went on display at Singapore Contemporary at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. Over 22,000 visitors flocked to the high-profile art fair which ran from 19–22 January 2017. A judging panel of art professionals, including Ye Shufang, Deputy Director of Education at National Gallery Singapore; Singapore-based artist Jane Lee; Douwe Cramer, Show Director of Singapore Contemporary; and SAC Director Tiffany Pinkstone shortlisted the winners who were announced during the vernissage on Thursday 19 January. Zhu Ziyi, 18, from Hwa Chong Institution’s College was named the winner of the secondary school category with his thought-provoking painting, Outgoing. The university prize went to Jasmine-Victorina Lye, 24, of Nanyang Technological University with her striking photographic piece, Dust to Dust. The winning students, and their schools, were awarded with 1000 SGD each. Over 2,000 members of the public voted on the artworks in person and online, resulting in two students being named public prize winners - Sudheeshna Bijjala, 18, of School of the Arts with Skin, Flesh, Bones and Ann Jessica Chan, 20, of LASALLE College of the Arts with Lone Slumber. Both students and their schools were presented with 500 SGD. Many of the artworks sold at the fair through silent auction, raising a total of SGD 10,638 to be split equally between the students and the SAC, to be used to further its charitable activities in Singapore. Congratulations to all involved! 107_lowres_1   201_lowres_1   247_lowres_1   252_lowres_1