NIE Art Gallery

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    The NIE Art Gallery

    Singapore’s first purpose built free-standing Art Gallery situated next to the Nanyang Playhouse along Nanyang Crescent houses a generous and unobstructed space for visual art exhibitions. The Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group’s role, in being host to this space, is to support curatorial practices of the Visual Arts which cultivate and sustain practices and practice-led research with pedagogical implications for Art classrooms through specialist endeavours in Visual Arts. 


    The NIE Art Gallery features exhibitions by graduating students from the National Institute of Education, exhibitions by local and international artists, local schools as well as the NIE permanent collection. These forms of curatorship aim to encourage and engage the National Institute of Education with the wider Visual Arts communities of practice and to facilitate discourses pertaining to Visual art, art education and contemporary practices of visual culture. Gallery programming includes exhibitions, talks, workshops, and other events.

    The Art Gallery Committee welcomes exhibition proposals from schools, teachers/art practitioners, NIE/NTU staff members, emerging artists as well as established practitioners both locally and from abroad. The proposals are selected based on their merits and contributions to the teacher education programme in visual and performing arts.

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  • Juneo Lee

    He is an artist and educator whose research interests include issues of post-colonial identity in visual representation and the aspect of "bridging" or "transfer" of knowledge through thinking and learning process using art. He previously taught at LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts and a local secondary school. Lee has regularly exhibited his artworks and had three solo exhibitions in both Singapore and Australia. He is presently doing a PhD programme in the visual arts at the Nanyang Technological University.
    Email: / NIE3-03-69 / Tel: 6790 3540


    Twardzik Ching Chor Leng

    Diploma in Ceramic Arts (Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada)
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major: Ceramics (Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada)
    Master of Fine Arts Degree (University of Regina, Canada)

    Twardzik Ching Chor Leng has been practising Installation art and Land art for more than 10 years. She has exhibited extensively in group and solo exhibitions internationally and locally. Founder of the arts group Landing Space that is active in promoting Land Art in Singapore, she is also an independent curator as well as a member of WITA (Women in the Arts). A regular recipient of meritorious awards and scholarships including the Hanna Kristmanson Ceramic Scholarship, the Ceramics Canada Award, and the Crown Life Entrance Award, she has recently been nominated for the President's Young Talent Award 2009.

    Public commissions of Leng's work include an installation at the Esplanade in 2003, the Singapore Art Show 2005 at City Link Mall and at the Singapore Management University. The National Museum of Singapore has also commissioned her to create public interactive art works in 2006, 2007 & 2008. She has been invited to exhibit her work at the National Institute of Education Gallery and the Singapore Art Museum in 2009. Corporate collectors of her work include Crown Life Canada and the University of Regina.

    Leng holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Regina, Canada, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Diploma in Ceramic Arts from Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada. She has lectured in Lasalle College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). She was the Head of Fine Arts at the NUS High School of Maths & Science from 2004-2009. In 2009, she joined the National Institute of Education (NIE) as a lecturer.

    Email: / NIE3-03-62 / 67903551

    Paul Lincoln 

    MFA Royal Melb Inst of Tech, DipVisual Arts LASALLE-SIA Coll of Arts

    Art maker, educator and Georgette Chen scholarship recipient, Paul received a BFA (Painting) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia in 1999 and is currently lecturing digital media in NIE. Formerly from the School of Multimedia Art, Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore and primarily interested in social themes in contemporary Singapore, developments in art and technology, mixed reality technologies and human - computer interaction, Paul implements formalistic and comparative language in his work. Notable exhibitions include video based screenings at Future Cinema , ZKM, Germany (2002) and Fringe Screenings at ICA, England, (2000) Shot in the Face at Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore (2002) and interactive based works for MY Millennium Centre, Canada (2001) and Nokia Singapore Art - Cyberarts exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2001). His most recent endeavours have been in the artistic direction of Mixed Reality Technology with Dr Adrian D Cheok of Mixed Reality Lab, National University of Singapore and they recently exhibited at the Festival Ars Electronica 2002, Futurelab - Ars Electronica Centre, Austria (2002) and at GRAPHITE 2003, Australia (2003).

    Email: / NIE3-03-63 / Tel: 6790 3550




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  • NIE Gallery in the News

    Saturday, 3 March 2012

    The Straits Times

    It was reported that Mr Tong Chin Sye, who is counted among the respected second generation Singaporean artists, has mounted another solo exhibition only now – 37 years after his last at the National Library in 1975. The exhibition titled “Reminiscences” is on show at the National Institute of Education’s Gallery and comprises 28 watercolour paintings, 10 sketches, a Chinese ink painting and a mixed-media work – the bulk of which were composed in the 1980s. It was mentioned that the most recent piece of work in the show was done in 2000 and that the works, which depict buildings in old Singapore, are drawn from private collections as well as Mr Tong’s own stash. It was also noted that Mr Tong’s watercolour painting of a shophouse in Syed Alwi Road was auctioned last Tuesday for more than $7,000, with all proceeds going to the Nanyang Technological University Endowment Fund.

     A similar report was published in its online edition.

    For the full report, please visit the news report.

  • The NIE Art Collection is home to several masterpieces and has been an invaluable resource in the training of art teachers. The catalogue of the collection may be downloaded here.



  • Those interested in exhibiting in the NIE Gallery, please fill out the attached form below and along with 5 images of your artwork send it to:

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    National Institute Of Education
    Visual & Performing Arts
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616
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