About the UOB Painting of the Year Competition and Exhibition

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Over the past four decades, UOB has been a strong supporter of the arts.

  • About the UOB Art Collection
    • The UOB Art Collection began as an interest in collecting art pieces and as a way of supporting local artists and the Singapore art community.

      Today, the collection has grown to more than 1,700 pieces and some of the pieces from the collection are on display at our branches and corporate offices around the region and at the public art gallery at UOB Plaza in Singapore.

  • About the UOB Painting of the Year Competition
    • The Painting of the Year Competition (POY) was started in 1982 as a way to recognise Asia’s budding artists and provide them with the opportunity to showcase their works to the wider community.

      Over the years it has developed into a stepping stone for many artists in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

      The competition has launched the careers of many well-respected artists including Cultural Medallion winners Goh Beng Kwan, Chua Ek Kay and Anthony Poon.

    • Each year, the award-winning and highly-commended paintings from the Competition are displayed at the UOB POY Exhibition to cultivate a greater awareness and appreciation of arts in Singapore.

      In 2012, the UOB POY competition winning artworks from across the region were exhibited at established art museums such as the Singapore Art Museum and the National Arts Gallery in Bangkok. They were also shared with the public when they were put on display at UOB’s office in Singapore and its main branch in Kuala Lumpur.