21st Ngee Ann National Teochew Artists’ Exhibition 2019

Write-up of Ngee Ann Artist of the Year 2019 : Lim Soo Ngee

          Lim Soo Ngee, whose ancestral origin is Kit Yang, Teochew, was born in 1962 in Singapore. He obtained a Diploma in Fine Arts, majoring in Sculpture from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts(NAFA) in 1989 and started teaching at the institution. He further completed his master course at Edinburgh College of Art in 1997. Currently, he is a senior lecturer at NAFA, where he has devoted 28 years to the teaching of art.  

         As a sculptor, Mr Lim has worked with a great variety of materials, He often applies traditional techniques in his wood carving, bronze casting and pigment colouring; but the expressive language of his creation, gave traditions a new meaning. He is capable of turning a piece of rustic wood into a thought-provoking contemporary artwork.

          Mr Lim’s sculptures exude charm and common touch through its unveiled and truthful portrayal of the various characters, such as physical attribution, attire, accessory, posture and facial expression. He has a unique sense of humour and the grotesque way to bring the underlying personality and inner thoughts of his characters, which are often shaped by its surroundings, to life. His works ignite the viewers to behold different thoughts and feelings. 

           Mr Lim has represented Singapore in numerous local and international exhibitions, and is a regular contributor to many international sculpture symposiums.  His works are collected by many local and international institutions, including the National Gallery Singapore, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, The Ngee Ann Kongsi, Inner Mongolia’s Asian Sculpture Theme Park and private collectors from Europe and Asia. His sculptures can also be found in various corners in our little red dot.

21st Ngee Ann National Teochew Artists’ Exhibition 2019 Participants 


Lee Soon Heng 李巡兴   Lee See Thong 李士通
Lim Ang Nee 林安妮   Poon Lian 方良
Lim Wee Seen 林纬信   Lim Boon Khoon Charlie 林文坤
Tan Ewe Liang 陈有良   Boo Sze Yang 巫思远
Sim Seng Chuan 沈盛全   Low Soi Lah 刘細妹
Goh Ek Meng 吴奕明   Yeo Eng Meng 杨应明
Tan Hak Seng 陈合新   Kang Ser Par  江士豹
Sim Pang Liang 沈板亮   Tan Lip Seng 陈立诚
Chia Hua Hoong 谢和芬   Chua Aik Siang Vincent  蔡逸翔
Lye Swee Koon 赖瑞焜   Tan Tiah Cheng 陈定璋
Tay Bak Chiang 郑木彰   Tan Kay Nguan 陈泇元
Heng Wei Chia 王怀正   Wong Wei Tong 王炜彤
Tan Chin Soon 陈振顺   Tan Chee Wah Terence  陈智华
Yeo Yeow Kwang 姚燿光   Low Puay Hua  刘培和
Nai Swee Leng 赖瑞龙   Lo Seng Hock 罗城
Khan Siong Ann 康雄安   Koh Kim Leng 许金龙
Oh Khang Lark 胡康乐   Lim Twan Yuan Amy 林端媛
Chang Wei 张暐   Teo Yew Yap 张有铄
Low Hai Hong 刘海宏   Liu Pau Kiang 廖宝强
Goh Siew Guan 吴瑞源   Tay Kiam Hong 郑剑峰
Ang Hoon Seng 洪云生   Chua Yang 蔡扬
Chua Mia Tee 蔡名智   Ernestine Chua 蔡䎟
Chang Kwang Wee 曾广纬   Chew Choon 周俊
Eng Siak Loy 翁锡礼   Lim Poh Teck 林保德
Chan Yong Song 曾荣松      

The annual Ngee Ann National Teochew Artists’ Exhibition 2019 is back! 

Date: 20 November 2019 (Wed)

Exhibition: 21 November – 1 December 2019 

Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2 
NAFA Campus 1
80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655



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