History 会史

Founded in 1972 by Mr Tan Khim Ser, the Singapore Life Art Society, a non-profit organization, aims to create greater awareness in local art and developing art talent. All these are made possible by activities such as conducting art courses, exhibitions, forums and publication of art magazines. either solely organized by the Singapore Life Art Society or through the collaboration with other associations like the NationalArt Council, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore Art Museum, People's Association, National Library, Community Clubs, Resident Committees and the Singapore Polytechnic. All the above events received overwhelming responses from the masses and have achieved great results in the promotion of art in Singapore.
 
In 1980, the National Youth Service Award, the highest order ever given to any organization, was presented to the Youth Group of the Life Art Society. Subsequently in 1981, the Youth Group was awarded the Commonwealth Youth Service Awards, in 2003,the Singapore Life Art Society was presented the Art Supporter Award by the National Art Council due to its contribution and services rendered in promoting a greater appreciation of art in the local art scene.
 
Other than promoting local arts, the Singapore Life Art Society also organised numerous charity art exhibitions over the years to raise funds for organisations such as National Kidney Foundation, Children's Cancer Foundation, just to name a few. 
 
The current membership strength of the Life Art Society stands at  650. Members come from all walks of life, consisting of professional artists as well as university professors, doctors, lawyers,engineers and accountants. Besides traditional Chinese members, we have others comprising of  Malay, Indian and European origins. Our Society is a representation and reflection of the  multi-racial and multi-culture flavours of the Singapore cosmopolitan society.
 
The members of Life Art Society come from all parts of the world, apart from Singapore, they include countries like China, America, Britain, Russia, Holland, Australia, India, Germany, France ,Korea, Japan etc.
 
 
更生美术研究会由陈钦赐先生创立于一九七二年,宗旨为促进我国美术活动暨培育美术人才并积极提高人民对美术的鉴赏力。

曾经独办或与各美术团体∶国家艺术理事会,国家青年理事会,新加坡报业控股,新传媒电台,新加坡美术馆,人民协会.国家图书馆,民众俱乐部,居委会,新加坡理工学院,南安会馆联办各类型展览,全国美术比赛、专题讲座、出版美术专辑与办美术教育课程等,到国外考察与国外画家进行艺术交流并取得美满成绩。

更生美术研究会是非牟利团体,一九七五年成立《青年团》,积极参与推广艺术活动。一九八零年,荣获国家颁发《全国青年杰出奖》团体奖,这是国家颁发给青年团体的最高荣誉。

一九八一年再度荣获共和联邦颁赐《褒扬奖》,2003年,国家艺术理事会颁发《艺术支持者奖》。一九九一年成立儿童美术俱乐部,积极推广儿童美术。

除了推广我国美术活动,培养美术爱好者,协助国家把美术推广到民间,为建立优雅社会而努力,本会也经常举办书画展览,为慈善机关筹款等。

会员大部分是新加坡人,也有来自中国、美国、英国、俄国、荷兰、澳洲、印度、德国、法国、日本、韩国及印尼等。 

Following is a commendation of our society by HuaSheng Magazine of China:
下面是一份中国广州华声文化杂志给予本会的推介∶