For the first time and in 2013, Madam Lim Sew Yong donated her original artworks to fundraise for The President's Challenge Charity and organised a charity art exhibition at MICA, titled "President's Charity Art Exhibition 2013 by Lim Sew Yong".
Back in 2012, when Madam Lim Sew Yong started sharing with people her idea to raise funds for The President's Challenge , she received quite so many well-intentioned alternatives but not as much understanding. She put in her own dedication and quietly went to work. Day after day. And for almost 15 months more.
But not even Madam Lim had quite imagined that she would eventually carry on to singularly create more than 150 pieces of original painting for the charity art exhibition and then be as fortunate to attract such goodwill from so many other big-hearted Singaporeans.
This year, Madam Lim gathered 8 local artists, 6 of whom are pioneer artists, and one from China to jointly contribute some 60 paintings to fund-raise for The President's Challenge Charity.
The festival's organiser Raffles Fine Arts Auctioneers and Wild Empire Choral Group have also come together to co-organise a fine arts and song interactive program titled "Lets Paint Together" for school children to experiment with aesthetics.
With leading technology contributed by Tunity Technology, visitors to the exhibition can use their handphones to extract video presentations of each painting by each of the various artists as they tour the exhibition.
The Singapore Post and Raffles Fine Arts Auctioneers have created a first-of-its-kind, commemorative batch of stamps for this charity art exhibition, featuring selected works from each of the 9 contributing artists. And as many Singaporeans will miss this art exhibition, we hope the stamps can additionally serve as a more permanant and accessible option for those who always care to share and to show support for art that is made in Singapore.