From Maquettes to Sculptures: An Anthony Poon Estate Collection

From Maquettes to Sculptures: An Anthony Poon Estate Collection

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Period20 January - 10 March 2016

In conjunction with the Singapore Art Week and to commemorate renowned Singaporean sculptor, Anthony Poon (1945 – 2006) on the 10th anniversary of his passing, The Private Museum is proud to present From Maquettes to Sculptures: An Anthony Poon Estate Collection.

This is the first major exhibition of Poon’s sculptural maquettes from the artist estate collection following his last retrospective exhibition in 2009. The exhibition showcases a selection of 25 maquettes; of which some were materialised into iconic public commissions and others remained as unrealised ideas in the artist’s estate collection.

Tracing the Cultural Medallion recipient’s artistic practice as a sculptor, the highlights of the exhibition include significant commissions such as Affinity commissioned for the HDB Hub, Aspirations for the Old Hill Street Police Station, Crimson Eagle for Tampines Junction, Joyluck for Singapore Turf Club, Sense Surround for St Regis Hotel and Waves Columns for International Plaza.

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Artist Anthony Poon,

Anthony Poon (1945 – 2006)

Anthony Poon is a renowned Singaporean painter and sculptor. A graduate from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1964, Poon furthered his studies at Byam Shaw School of Art in London and Regional College of Art in Bradford, Yorks before returning to Singapore in 1971. His accolades include ‘UOB Painting of the Year Award’ (1983) Kallang Theatre Mural Competition (1986) and the Cultural Medallion Award (1990). Poon’s works are also part of collections of major institutions such as Brunei Darussalam Museum, Fukuoka Art Museum and Singapore Art Museum.

Education

1961-1964 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
1967-1970 Byam Shaw School of Art, London, U.K.
1970-1971 Regional College of Art, Bradford, Yorks, U.K.

 

Solo Exhibitions

1964 Paintings by Anthony Poon, National Library.
1967 Mixed Media, National Library.
1971 Shape Canvases, Alpha Gallery.
1975 New Waves Series, Alpha Gallery.
1977 Recent Paintings – Waves Series, Alpha Gallery.
1978 Color Frequency Waves, Alpha Gallery.
2009 Light & Movement Portrayed: The Art of Anthony Poon, National Gallery Singapore

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

1963 Southeast Asia Cultural Art Exhibition, Victoria Memorial Hall, Singapore.
1969 Commonwealth Young Artists, Royal Overseas League, London, U.K.
1973 Elemental Abstraction, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.
Alpha Invitational, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.
1975 Inaugural art Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery.
Color, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.
1977 Large Paintings, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.
1978 Ten Contemporaries, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.
1979  5th Festival of Asian Art, Hong Kong Museum Art Gallery, Hong Kong.
1980  Contemporary Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan.
Contemporary Singapore Paintings, Festival of Asian Arts, Hong Kong Museum Art Gallery.
1985 Current Approaches in the Art of ASEAN Region, travelling exhibition to ASEAN countries.
Second Asia Art Show, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan.
1985-1986  Singapore Art for Japanese Festival, Traveling exhibition to Japan.
 1986  Seoul, Contemporary Asian Art Show 1986, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul
 8a, Eight Artists, Alpha Gallery, Singapore.
1989  New Art Expo, New York, U.S.A.
 Bru-Sin Art Exhibition, Brunei Darussalam Museum, Brunei.
1990 Urban Artists, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.
1991 Sculptures in Singapore, National Museum Singapore.
1991-1993  Many in One – 25 years of Singapore Art, travelling exhibition to U.S.A.
1994-1995  Contemporary Singapore Art, travelling exhibition to Hong Kong & 7 major cities in Republic of China.
1998 Preview of Early Works, Telok Kurau Studios, Singapore.
1998-1999 Tomorrow Realism, Telok Kurau Studios, Singapore.
1999 City/Community – Nokia Singapore Art ’99, Singapore Art Museum.
1999-2000 NAFA Cross Century Art Exhibition, Nanyang Academy of Fine Art.
2002  China International City Sculpture Exhibition & Symposium (Beijing 2002), Beijing International Sculpture Park, Beijing, China.
2004  Crossroads, the making of new identities, National University of Singapore Museums.
2005 New Creations, Telok Kurau Gallery.
Art of the Second Generation: Beyond Fact and Fiction, NAFA Gallery.
 A Wealth of Vision – Selection from DBS’ Corporate Art Collection, The Gallery, Old Parliament House.
2006 Artery – Inaugural Exhibition, The gallery, Singapore Management University.

 

Awards

1976 Pingat Apad Award, Association of Artists of Various Resources.
1983  First Prize, United Overseas Bank Painting of the year, United Overseas Bank.
1986 Kallang Theatre Mural Competition, Ministry of Culture, Singapore.
1987 Second Prize, Sentosa Waterfront Sculpture Competition.
1990  1990 Cultural Medallion Award, Government of Singapore.
1997 Sculpture Competition, United Engineers Square.
1998 Sculpture Competition, Singapore Turf Club
1999 Sculpture Competition, Ministry of Information and the Arts, Singapore
2002 Excellence Prize, China International City Exhibition and Symposium (Beijing 2002) Ministry of Culture of P.R. China and the People’s Municipal Government of Beijing.
2004 Sculpture Competition, Housing and Development Board, Singapore

Programme Outreach

Saturday, 23 January 2016, 1:30PM
Saturday, 5 March 2015, 9:00AM

The round island bus tours will include Anthony Poon’s most significant public commissions in Singapore. This is an opportunity for the general public to find out more about Poon’s iconic public sculptures

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