Mr Chan Kwang Wee – NACC Adviser

Chang Kwang Wee was born in Guangdong, China in 1936 and relocated to Singapore at a young age. Chang obtained his teaching qualification from the Teacher’s Training College in 1957 and worked as an art educator ever since.

From 1957 to 1994, Chang taught at the now-defunct Tuan Mong School, an institution set up by the local Teochew community that had contributed greatly to the culture of Chinese calligraphy writing in Singapore since its founding in 1906. An active member of the local Chinese calligraphy scene, Chang has groomed many young talents over the years and has represented the local community to host calligraphy demonstrations and lectures overseas.

Chang is the long-term adviser of Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, and the President of the Sicheng Calligraphy and Seal Carving Society. Chang has served as a consultant for the Molan Art Association in Singapore and held leadership positions in various clan associations such as the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan, Teo Ann Huay Kuan and Teochew Chan Clan Association. Chang is best known for his skills in the running script, a semi-cursive calligraphy style. In 1989, Chang received the Dr. Tan Tsze Chor award for his achievements and contributions to local arts.