Short Courses

History of Singapore art

Trace the development of Singapore art from the arrival of Chinese migrants that culminated in the Nanyang art movement to the rise of modern art in the 1960s and 1970s and the emergence of contemporary art in the late 1980s. Organised as a two-part series of lectures with an accompanying field trip, this course will introduce participants to the rich history of Singapore art from the early 20th century to the 1990s. It will highlight notable artists, art movements and artworks that have defined Singapore’s art history.

There will also be a field trip to learn more about Singapore’s art history (entrance fee is applicable for any gallery/museum visit, if any).

Trainer: Jeffrey Say


No. of classes Days Dates Time
2 Thursday & Saturday 10 Nov & 12 Nov 2022 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Thu) & 10am – 3pm (Sat)

Application Information

Course materials

Notepads and writing materials.

Who should attend

Art students, prospective art students, art enthusiasts, docents, teachers and/or anyone interested in art history in general.

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit
National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy


(after National Silver Academy subsidy)

Note: Course fee not inclusive of application fee.