“Walk” into Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s “Singing” Red Packet!

So Much Fun – An Ah Guo Exhibition
Date: Now till 7 February 2019 (closed on 5 & 6 February)
Time: 10am – 8pm
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Gallery, Level 2
Admission: Free. No registration required

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre singing red packet

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) launched its first “singing” red packet this year! It pays tribute to our local Chinese New Year practice – the tossing of the yusheng (lohei). This collaborative effort by local illustrator Ah Guo (Lee Kow Fong) and pianist-composer Peng Chi Sheng made the red packets come alive with a beautiful yusheng painting paired with a catchy Chinese New Year tune titled The Lo Hei Song.

As an extension of the “singing” red packet project, the “So Much Fun” – An Ah Guo Special Exhibition showcasing Ah Guo’s works will be held at the SCCC Gallery from now till 7 February. This curated collection debuts 57 original artwork illustrated by Ah Guo from 2016 to 2018. Public will also get a chance to “walk into” the yusheng painting commissioned by SCCC and take pictures with the characters in the painting.

“This exhibition is much bigger in scale than my previous exhibition and also my first CNY-themed art showcase. This exhibition means a lot to me as it marks my first decade in this field. I am happy to share the results I achieved with everyone,” Ah Guo shared.

Visitors will also be able to redeem a set of SCCC’s limited edition “singing” red packets at the exhibition, while stocks last.

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre free singing red packet

Ah Guo’s top five picks

满船繁花 Boatload of Bountiful Beauty

Boatload of Bountiful Beauty

This painting has a special significance to me. I did this upon hitting the one-year mark as a full-time illustrator. It serves as a motivation and a reminder to aim for greater horizons in whatever I’m doing.

遥寄盼望 Letter of Hope

Letter of Hope SCCC

This is part of a series of My Little Prince illustration I have been working on since 2018. This particular painting was very well received on my Instagram with over 8,000 likes so far.

好乐记 So Lucky

So Lucky SCCC

This was one of the 5 main visuals I did for 2017 Singapore Book Fair. I combined different visual elements of a local old provision shop in this image.

小白船 Little Moon-boat

Little Moon-boat sccc

This was for a nursery rhymes project initiated by The Theatre Practice 实践 剧场. I depicted my idea of 小白船in this image. The building in the painting was inspired by one of the old Dakota flats.

小逛街 Discovering Our Neighbourhood

SCCC Discovering Our Neighbourhood

I did this after seeing the pre-school kids in my neighbourhood being guided by a walking rope when they head out together. If we could see things through the eyes of a child, we would be surprised at all that we have not discovered in our neighbourhood.

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