FASS: Voices & Visions

Singapore Women Artists Exhibition 2021
March 5, 2021 - March 8, 2021

This year’s Singapore Women Artists Exhibition, themed Voices & Visions, is proud to feature more than 100 women artists and their artworks ranging from paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media, Chinese painting and batik to ceramics. Voices & Visions, the 4th edition of the Singapore Women Artists Exhibition, aims to reflect the inspirations and ideas of women artists. It is also an opportunity to encourage a sense of empowerment and recognition of women’s achievements in art. We also pay tribute to iconic women artists—Mdm Rosma Mahyudin Guha and the late Mdm Lai Foong Moi and Mdm Chen Cheng Mei, all who have strongly contributed to our local art scene.

Organised by the Federation of Art Societies Singapore (FASS) in conjunction with International Women's Day, the exhibition will be officiated on 6 March 2021 by Mdm Rahayu Mahzam, Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry for Health and MP for Jurong GRC (Bukit Batok East). It will run from 5 to 8 March at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.

Maya Gallery is honoured that our gallery director, Ms Masturah Sha'ari, has been appointed as Chairperson of the working committee for Voices & Visions

© Photography FASS and Maya Gallery


Mdm Rahayu Mahzam

Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry for Health and MP for Jurong GRC (Bukit Batok East)

I am pleased to be invited by Ms Masturah Sha’ari and her team to officiate the opening the opening of Voices & Visions. This is the 4th year of the Singapore Women Artists Exhibition and it is indeed a wonderful initiative by the Federation of Art Societies (Singapore) to commemorate International Women’s Day.
This year has been declared the Year of Celebrating SG Women. It is an apt occasion to recognise women's integral contributions to the Singapore story. Women, alongside their male counterparts, play an important role in building this nation and our social values. Women in Singapore have made great strides in many areas like politics, education and the arts. In particular, we have seen women artists excel and contribute significantly to the arts scene. Women artists like Georgette Chen, Amanda Heng, Chng Seok Tin and Han Sai Por have received the Cultural Medallion for Visual Arts. We also remember early women artists such as Rohani Ismail and Rosma Guha who were active in the art scene. These achievements and contributions merit acknowledgement.
The Singapore Women Artists Exhibition is an important platform to accord this acknowledgement and to showcase the works of Singapore women artists. Voices & Visions, which incorporates an exhibition and art activities, provides the space for women’s voices and stories to be heard as well as the opportunity for art lovers and members of the public to get together in dialogue and share their appreciation for art. 
My heartiest congratulations to Mr Stephen Leong, Chairman of the Federation of Art Societies (Singapore), and Ms Masturah Sha’ari, Chairman of the Working Committee for Voices & Visions on the launch of this exhibition. I wish you success in this exhibition and all your future endeavours.

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