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     Local Talents: Art


          NG Eng Teng  (1934 - 2001)


     Medium: Sculpture


     1934       Born in Singapore on 12 July

     1956       Enrolled in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

     1957       First exhibition experience in group shows as a painter

     1962       Met pioneer artist Georgette CHEN who encouraged him to pursue 

                   ceramics. Enrolled in Stoke-On-Trend School of Art in England

     1963       Enrolled in the Farnham School of Art

     1964-66  Resident designer at Carrigaline Pottery in Ireland. Travelled around

                  Europe on shows

     1966      Returned to Singapore. Set up shop at Joo Chiat Studio

     1969     Attended ASTA Convention Exhibition in Tokyo

     1970     First one-man show of sculpture and painting in Singapore

     1972     Adelaide Art Festival Exhibition

     1981     Awarded Cultural Medallion

     1988     World Invitation Open Air Sculpture Exhibition in Seoul

     1998     Conferment of Honorary Doctor of letters, NUS

     2001     Died on 4 November of pneumonia at his 106 Joo Chiat Place studio


     Selected Collections:

     *National University of Singapore (NUS)

  Local sculptor NG Eng Teng, 67, died in his sleep on Sunday at Studio 106, a kampung house at 106 Joo Chiat Place, opposite his residence at unit 127. He was a 1981 Cultural Medallion winner. Most of Mr NG's works have been donated to the National University of Singapore (NUS) where a gallery was set up in his name in 1997. (Straits Times 6 Nov 2001)(4)


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