With elements of both Chinese and Peranakan culture, Dumpling Festival is part of an art series that captures the hard work and labour behind the making of rice dumplings for traditional dumpling festival.
Chang Kim Ngoh (1946)
Oil Painting on Canvas (Unframed)
90cm x 70cm
Kim Ngoh graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 1970, specialising in watercolour painting. She obtained her second Diploma in oil painting in 1980 from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada. Since her return to Singapore, Kim Ngoh has been working full-time as a professional artist. Her home is also her studio where she paints vivid scenes from the past. Her favourite subjects are the old Malay kampungs depicting the carefree and simple life common during the Singapore’s colonial days. In 1998, Kim Ngoh bagged the Phillip Morris ASEAN Art Distinction Award and in 2000, she received the Very Special Arts Gold Award. Kim Ngoh has also worked on corporate commissions for The American Club and The Plaza Fitness and Spa.