In line with Chinese New Year festivities, the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Development Office organised a class reunion for the Classes of ’69 to ’73. The event was held at the NUS Museum, in conjunction with professional sculptor Mr Chong Fah Cheong’s (’71) latest exhibition, currently on display at the Museum till 28 April 2013.
Mr Chong Fah Cheong, an NUS alumnus who graduated from NUS’ Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), has been a professional artist for more than 30 years. He is known for his many public sculptures in Singapore such as “First Generation”, a bronze sculpture depicting five joyful boys jumping into the Singapore River located near Singapore’s Fullerton Hotel.
Mr Chong and his wife, Mrs Anne Chong, have shown their unwavering support for NUS not just through their contributions to the arts scene at the University, but also through the establishment of the Chew Teck Neo Bursary, set up in honour of Mrs Chong’s mother. The Bursary supports students studying at FASS.
More than 40 guests, including Mr Chong, attended the reunion event. Guests were treated to an exclusive tour of his latest exhibition – Textures, Tones & Timbres: Art of Chong Fah Cheong – which showcased sculptures accomplished mainly in stone, wood and bronze.