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Johnny Wong Art Exhibition

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Johnny Wong Art Exhibition

Presented by

Coda Culture x Post-Museum

Date: 22nd - 25th June 2019

Time: 12 pm to 8 pm weekends. 5 pm to 8 pm weekdays

Address: #05-05, Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Rd, Singapore 199588

It’s a lifetime of hard work being an artist.

Johnny Wong is currently 83 years old, and he has loved art and has been painting since a young age.

Wong has had a long career working as a primary school teacher. Most young people would not have heard of the schools he has taught in — for example, primary schools in Pulau Tekong, Telok Paku or Telok Kurau.

After retirement five years ago, Wong finally has the time to devote to his lifelong passion. In recent years, Wong has started making abstract painting on recycled advertising foamboards from his neighbourhood. He paints on recycled surfaces because he wants to do his bit for the environment. His subject matter is broad – from abstract to nature, figuration, the sambar deer sightings in Lornie Road and even the Trump-Kim Summit.

Wong will be having his first ever exhibition at the contemporary gallery, Coda Culture.

Wong’s passion and perseverance for art will put most ‘professional’ or young artists to shame. Wong's passion for the arts moved us. Wong showed us that Art has this intergenerational dimension.

We decided that the world needs to see his art.

Because, we need to remind ourselves that Art is more than a commercial commodity but is something which can give life and meaning to many.

For Wong, being 'retired’ was a ‘blessing’ in disguise! He says, “Painting is a joy and it calms him down, you forget your worries & it brings satisfaction and joy in creating a picture”. Through his exhibition, Wong would like to show other senior citizens not to be passive in their retirement. Pick up something of their interest and go totally into it!

Wong will be showcasing his latest paintings, and all the works are up for adoption for sincere art lovers. The artist urges all potential adopters/collectors to remember that Wong’s art is not about money but passion – for art, environment and the vision for a better world.

Here are the guideline for adopting his works:

· For each work adopted, the collector will contribute $30 or above.

· A collector cannot collect all the works but always leave some for art lovers.

· The money raised will go into supporting the good work of Coda Culture.

We hope you will join us in the opening of Wong’s show and adopt his paintings.

Come visit the exhibition and feel the evergreen passion of Wong’s art.
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Jun 22 - Jun 30, 2019
[ Sat ] - [ Sun ]
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT
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5001 Beach Rd, #05-05, Golden Mile Complex Singapore
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Post-Museum
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