Date(s) - 22 May 2008
Gallery, The Arts House
A rare peek into the private collection of Ms Parvathi Nayar, senior art correspondent for the Business Times, revealed many secrets about the artist’s memories as an artist in Singapore and raised funds for two charities close to her heart. Part of sales proceeds will benefit The Business Times Budding Artists Fund for children with limited means to pursue their artistic ambitions and Pratham that seeks to eradicate illiteracy for children in India.
Presented by The Business Times, The Arts House and Buzzzar.com, The Art of Giving featured works from the different phases of the artist’s creative journey. From colourful mixed media work, richly layered oils and intricate drawings, this thoughtfully curated exhibition, put together by Mr Phan Ming Yen, gave the audience a sense of home, family and reflection as they reminisced with the artist.
Born in Delhi, Nayar received her formal fine-arts training at the University of Madras. She has been participating in both group and solo art exhibitions in Singapore since 1991, began writing for The Business Times from 1994 and is now taking a sabbatical to advance her studies in art.
By dedicating part proceeds from this exhibition to Pratham and the Business Times Budding Artists Fund, Nayar is in fact giving back to the communities that were a significant part of her life as an artist. The exhibition raised a four-figure sum for both charities.
The Business Times Budding Artists Fund wishes Ms Nayar all the best in her journey towards greater artistic excellence and hope that she will pass on her art of giving to many others, teaching them to help the less fortunate through the arts.