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About Us

Setup of IMMEMORIAL, 2022 by Rizman Putra during Singapore Art Week 2022.

Established in 2003, Art Outreach is a non-profit arts intermediary with IPC status that is dedicated to promoting art appreciation in Singapore and strengthening networks in the local art ecosystem.

 

We enable practitioners to sustain careers in the arts by offering financial support, professional development opportunities, and an independent and free space to nurture and incubate their work, as well as through facilitating dialogues with collectors and industry leaders. 

 

We also champion the value of art by presenting a year-round roster of accessible and innovative programmes catered to diverse audiences—encompassing educational talks for schools, public art tours, exhibitions and artist residencies—with the aim of encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation of art and artists in the community.

Art Outreach is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025 and has been a recipient since 2013.

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Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to increase visual art literacy and to promote art appreciation in Singapore by offering an art education programme for primary and secondary school students, art events and presentations in the community, art tours for the public, as well as developing a body of well-trained and committed volunteers to serve as art advocates, providing a vital resource in the community. 

THIS IS BEST ENCAPSULATED IN OUR MOTTO:

“Art Education for the
Community by the Community”.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a visually literate public, comfortable in engaging with various aspects of visual art including a basic appreciation of art history, especially with art that is relevant to Singapore’s heritage.

Vision

Board Of Directors

Mae Anderson (Chairman)

Head of Philanthropy Services Asia, BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Mae Anderson is a leader and philanthropy strategist, driving transformative impact in the realms of art, culture, and philanthropy. As the Head of Philanthropy Services Asia at BNP Paribas Wealth Management, she serves as a trusted advisor to private wealth clients, guiding them towards purpose-driven personal and corporate philanthropic endeavours.

Having served on the board of Art Outreach since its inception in 2003, and as board Chair since 2006, Anderson is a deeply engaged volunteer in Singapore’s non-profit sector. She has served on several art review panels for prominent projects including the Land Transport Authority’s Art Review Panel (2012-2022), the Public Art Trust Advisory and Commissioning Panel (2014-2018) and the Venice Biennale Commissioning Panel (for the 2019, 2022 and 2024 editions of the Biennale).

Beyond visual arts, Anderson contributes to various government and public initiatives in philanthropy, and has written numerous articles on the subject for local and regional newspapers, as well as financial publications. Her vast experience in these fields makes her a sought after speaker for topics in the area of Art and Philanthropy. She is a graduate of the National University of Singapore.

Audrey Phng

Managing Director, Asian Art Options

Audrey Phng is the Managing Director of Asian Art Options, a consultancy founded in 1999 that provides full-scale art advisory to corporate, private and institution clients.

In personal and professional capacity, she has developed art collections for both corporate and private clients, including Ascendas Singapore, Bain Consulting, BHP Billiton, Credit Suisse Wealth Institute, JP Morgan, Ritz Carlton, UBS Singapore, and has developed strategic art programmes for the Singtel, Credit Suisse, New Majestic Hotel & Bar, OCBC Bank and the Far East Hospitality Group.

Her curatorial experience includes co-curating exhibitions at the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and OCBC Art Space. Phng has a MA in Journalism from New York University, and has extensive experience in public relations and marketing communications, having worked with fashion powerhouse Club 21 Singapore, Burson Marstellar and Hill & Knowlton in New York. She has served on the Museum Advisory Panel of National Gallery Singapore since 2020.

Asa Tucker

Consultant, beIN MEDIA GROUP

Asa Tucker was previously the Head of Legal for the Live Action and Animation Legal Affairs departments of Dreamworks SKG, and an attorney at Walt Disney Pictures and Touchstone Pictures.

Today, she advises on legal and business affairs for entertainment, media, and animation companies. Clients have included Pearl Studio, beIN Media Group, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Discovery Asia, Scripps Network International, NBC-Universal, and Dreamworks Animation.

She has a BA in English Literature from UCLA, J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and is admitted to the California Bar.

Tucker relocated from Los Angeles to Singapore in 2006 with her physician husband, Steve of Tucker Medical, and two children.

Kaori Zage

Entrepreneur

Kaori Zage is a serial entrepreneur with a foray of businesses across a variety of industries. Some of her ventures include Ministry of Fitness, Singapore Trampoline Academy, Wintershine Health & Skincare, Get the Goods General Supply Company Ltd, Rockit Coffee Company, Mekong, Capital Zed, and Big Timber.

She is also currently serving as a Board Member of Alpine Canada, and the Singapore Ski & Snowboard Association. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of the Singapore Ice Skating Association, and a member of the Asia Pacific Advisory Board of Room to Read.

Zage graduated with a B.S in Accounting and Finance from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and has experience working in the corporate field, having worked at KPMG Corporate Finance and UBS Private Equity.

Staff

Colin Wan

Colin Wan

General Manager & Chief Creative

Dina Nerina

Dina Nerina

Community Programmes Manager

Hazel Seah

Hazel Seah

Creative Content Executive

Executive Staff

Colin Wan

General Manager & Chief Creative

Colin serves as the General Manager and Chief Creative at Art Outreach, where his commitment as a volunteer since 2007 reflects his dedication to the arts. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from NTU, his multifaceted interests have imbued his work with a unique blend of problem-solving capabilities and creative insight. Within his dynamic role at Art Outreach, Colin navigates a diverse spectrum of responsibilities, overseeing crucial facets such as marketing, social media management, photography, video production, design, and strategic administration of HR and finance operations. Prior to this role, he spent 7 years collaborating with corporate entities and non-profit organisations, lending his expertise to an array of graphic design, photography, and videography projects.

Colin's earlier professional experience encompasses providing bespoke IT consultancy services to a diverse clientele, showcasing his innate adaptability and versatility across various professional landscapes. His notable involvement as the co-founder and director of Spinworkx, a specialized yo-yo store, led him to create custom training programs tailored for schools and local communities. His impact within the local yo-yo community is further evidenced by his instrumental role in organising the Asia Pacific Yo-yo Championships since 2003, attracting participants from over 13 countries. He is recognised for his leadership and mentoring endeavors within the Singapore Street Festival.

Eve Hoon

Director (Programmes & Partnerships)

Eve Hoon is an experienced art executive with over 8 years of experience in non-profits, museums, and heritage organisations. Currently the Director of Partnerships and Programmes at Art Outreach, Eve holds a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from UCL and has completed online courses in Art History (Sotheby's) and Arts Management (Central Saint Martins). Her previous role at the National Gallery Singapore, where she spent 5 years, included developing content for more than 20 exhibitions and festivals, serving as the lead project editor for catalogues of contemporary artists. Eve's notable achievements include leading the launch of the Gallery's Perspectives Magazine, and being part of the curatorial team for "Minimalism: Space. Light. Object." (2019), where she oversaw the contemporary threads of Minimalism and organised a collaboration with MoMa and local dancers to stage a seminal performance of Simone Forti's "Dance Constructions."

Interns

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Annual Report

Berny Tan and Kirti Upadhyaha, along the lines off, 2023

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