| Wani Roslan |
AN AWARD presentation for winners of the 45th World School Children’s Art Exhibition was held yesterday at the Emperor’s Court, Hua Ho Manggis Mall. The art exhibition was conducted from September 10-29 at the Nan-Hai Gallery of National Taiwan Arts Exhibition Center, in Taipei, Taiwan.
A total of fifty two students from Chung Hwa Middle School BSB, Global Art, Chung Hwa School Tutong, Chung Hwa School Kiudang, Chung Ching Middle School Seria, Chung Lian School in Sungai Liang, Chung Hua Middle School in Kuala Belait, Tanjong Kindana Primary School of Brunei IIB, St Andrew’s School, Kapok Primary School of Brunei IIB, St John’s School of Kuala Belait, Piasau-Piasau Primary School in Temburong and Sayyidina Ali Secondary School of Kuala Belait, received the awards.
Albert Huang, a representative from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunei Darussalam, presented the certificates. The guest of honour, Awang Roslin bin Suhailee, Acting Assistant Director of Co-Curriculum Department, Ministry of Education, presented the Bronze Certificate to Christina Ngu Si Zhen from Chung Hwa School Tutong and Moi Hong Shen from Chung Hua Middle School in Kuala Belait.
Albert Huang in his speech said that there were more winners than last year. “It shows not only their extraordinary talents in World School Children’s Art Exhibition which had contestants from 50 countries, but also a massive rise in the standard of school children’s fine art in Brunei,” he said.
The guest of honour in his speech urged parents and teachers to motivate and nurture talented children so they can be successful artists, not just in the visual arts but also in other art categories. “We would also like to see that in the future, the young artists will be able to exhibit as well as sell their own original works. And this can become their career, of course, in the initial stage, they would need guidance from their parents and school teachers. The schools are having the appropriate programme in their co-curricular activities to help students pursue a career in arts,” he added.