Art finds a home at Sentosa

Artists have found a new place where their creative juices can flow freely. Sentosa Artists Village is now home to five resident artists: Milenko Prvacki, Tay Bak Koi, Tan Kay Nguan, Teh Chan Kerk and Max Kong Kum Chuen. 

This new art studio and gallery on Sentosa is the location where these men create and showcase their art works for the enjoyment of Singaporeans and foreign visitors alike.

The making of ...

Step into Sentosa Artists Village (SAV) nestled in the tranquil surroundings of Sentosa island and you enter a new world of creativity. 

It is here where these five accomplished artists, with their wide and varied multitudes of talents, have translate their inspirations and dreams into brushstrokes.

The objective of SAV is consistent with the National Arts Council (NAC) Arts Housing Scheme, one of the Council’s many initiatives aimed at fostering a vibrant local arts scene. The Arts Housing Scheme focuses on providing art groups with practice and administrative space at subsidised rent.

The idea of setting up an Artists Village on Sentosa was first conceived by Sentosa Development Corporation in mid-1999. In August the following year, individual artists, art institutions and art societies were invited to register their interest for this project. After two rounds of registration and interviews, five resident artists were eventually selected. 

Located along Artillery Avenue (next to Sentosa Horse Riding Centre), the quaint building set amidst the tranquil and serene surroundings, provides a conducive spot for the artists’ creative expression, and so work began to convert the building’s interior into five individual studios and one grand gallery. 

And SAV was born, opening its doors on 1 March 2001. The centre has since witnessed three solo and two group art exhibitions involving the resident artists as well as various guest artists, including Low Puay Hua, Goh Beng Kwan, Ang Ping Ping and Belynda Chua. SAV’s resident artists intend to hold one major joint exhibition on an annual basis.