LWH Gallery opens in Shanghai M50!

LWH Gallery opens in Shanghai M50!

M50 is a contemporary art district in Shanghai that houses a thriving community of more than 100 galleries and artist studios that are open to the public.

It is often compared with New York’s SoHo and and Beijing’s 798 Art Zone. The art quarter has become a popular cultural attraction for local and international visitors alike, and was named among the top ten things to do in Shanghai by Time Magazine.

Opening on 9 October 2013, a series of exciting exhibitions and activities have been planned to showcase artworks by award winning and emerging artists from South-east Asia, Japan and Korea. We also aim to provide a platform to showcase fine crafts from South-east Asia that have been created not just with a passion but also sourced with a heart.  Do visit our website regularly for updates on our latest exhibitions, or like us on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/lwhgallery

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The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF)

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) started in 2000 as a community project initiated by The Straits Times to provide pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The children can use this money for school-related expenses, such as buying a meal during recess, paying for their bus fares or using it to meet their other schooling needs. The financial help also eases the burden of the many parents who are already struggling to feed their families on their meagre incomes.

The Fund supports an average of 10,000 children and youth yearly. Since the project started in 2000, the Fund has disbursed over $34m and helped over 105,000 cases of children and youth in providing them with monthly school pocket money.

SPMF was established as a Trust on 20 October 2010 with a Board of Trustees and was granted charity status on 14 November 2012 with Institution of A Public Character (IPC) status effective from 1 January 2012.

Since its inception as a community project to its transition to a full-fledged charity, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund has been working closely with its strategic partner, the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), which disburses the pocket money to beneficiaries through its network of family service centres, special schools and children’s homes.

As at May 2013, 44 family service centres, 16 special schools/ disability VWOs, 6 Children’s Homes and the Assumption Pathway School are commissioned as disbursing agencies.

LWH Gallery is proud to support SPMF in its mission. Together with 80 Gallery, an exhibition entitled ‘Muse and Musing’ was launched on 23 August 2013 to help raise funds for SPMF. The exhibition presents a series of digital artworks with calligraphy on canvas jointly created by Woon Hoe & Shi Guojun respectively. 70% of the sales proceeds are donated to SPMF to help support needy student. The exhibition runs from 23 August to 22 September 2013 at 80 South Bridge Road, Singapore.

For more information about SPMF, email at emailus@spmf.org.sg or call at +65 6319 2121

Orchid Scholarship

LWH Gallery supports the Orchid Scholarship Fund by sharing its sales proceeds of Vietnamese artworks. It made its first donation in August 2013.

The Orchid Scholarship Fund is a non-profit voluntary foundation that aims to promote the education and development of Vietnam by awarding scholarships to financially needy, talented and ambitious high school students. Managed by the passionate Vietnamese professionals in Singapore, OSF’s vision is to establish a solid bridge for Vietnamese and Singaporean people and organisations to contribute efficiently to the development of education and human resources in Vietnam.

OSF focuses on the high school students as this stage is the crucial transitional period for youths. This sensitive period of time can change their destiny, by either opening a gate to college or closing their promising future. Unfortunately, high school students in Vietnam are not well supported by both the government and private sectors. Thus, OSF aims to support financially challenged high school students in pursuing their educational dreams. In the first two years, Sakura Scholarship and OSF have awarded 39 scholarships to students from Tong hop (Hanoi), Hau Loc (Thanh Hoa) and Quoc hoc (Hue) high schools in Vietnam. In 2013, OSF plans to award around 40 more scholarships to students from four high schools in Vietnam.

Should you wish to know more about LWH Gallery’s social initiatives, or have any feedback or suggestion, or perhaps wish to make a contribution, please feel free to contact us. We will be most delighted to hear from you.