Welcome to the Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (Apad) website. We are a non-profit art group based in Singapore.

Our objectives
  • To promote the development and appreciation of visual arts.
  • To encourage its members in the promotion of their artistic talents in the field of visual arts.
  • Contributing towards the artistic pool of the nation through its diversified shows: whether as one-man, group, children or other form of art exhibitions.

Recent exhibition


Our Activities

Apad organizes various activities such as art exhibitions, art classes, art courses and seminars.

The “CONTEMPORARY” series of art exhibitions have generated a varied showcase of art pieces by both members and invited artists. This exhibition features invited artists (both local and foreign) to enhance as well as to foster greater friendship and goodwill among fellow artists.

Apart from that, there is the “ACTION” series of art exhibitions. It was first introduced in 1990. It is to provide an opportunity for the ‘young’ members (especially those between 16 to 40 years of age) to present their latest and best works. In many ways, this exhibition would help to encourage these youngsters to be constantly creative and productive.

The association also hold special art shows in conjunction with the association’s anniversary or during events like the Cultural Month. Some of these past events were organized in collaboration with other organizations.


The spectrum of activities further encompass our Children’s Art Exhibition, named “TUNAS”, specifically tailored and staged for young art tyros. Since 1977, the association had organized 15 such “TUNAS” exhibitions.

The objective of this exhibition has enhanced the association’s role as a channel in developing the artistic abilities of the young. We hoped that this type of exhibition will be a prelude for our young children ‘artists’ to pursue diligently in the world of art.

The association conducts art classes that were first initiated in 1964. The classes are taught by our artist members. The art session caters mainly for children, between the age of 5 to 12 years along with other secondary school students and interested adults. The session are held at our centre or at neighbourhood schools for the convenience of our students.

Besides fine art, the association also conducts, from time to time, batik painting and other art related courses. These courses were popular among youths and adults.

An annual ‘Art Outing & Family Day’ is also organized to generate public awareness towards our programme.


From time to time, the association has organized relevant activities that proved beneficial to the artistic development of its members. Among them were the series of talks on art featuring prominent local and foreign artists. We had also invited overseas artist for the ‘Artists-In-Residence’ scheme. The course on how to understand and teach children’s art that is targeted towards kindergarten teachers and parents were also well received in the past. Many had benefited from the above activities.


Contemporary 2016

14-21 June 2016

APAD’S 45th art exhibition – “Contemporary 2016” is so breathtaking. You won’t want to miss this one! This exhibition runs until Tuesday, 21 June 2016 at Visual Arts Centre’s exhibition gallery. A total of 14 artists participated in the exhibition. On display was a variety of art styles and concepts showcasing the wide spectrum of talents within the Apad membership.

Contemporary 2016

Beyond The Surface

Contemporary Twenty 14

SG Art Week 2014

Moving On

Our Pioneer Artists

TUNAS 2013

Contemporary Twenty Eleven

Contemporary Twenty 10



In conjunction with Pak Idris Mohamed Ali's solo exhibition, Khazanah, we cordially invite all APAD members and the public to ART CONVERSATION on 1 April, 4pm. Come and listen to his artistic journey, challenges he faced and his wishes for the future of the local art scene. ... See MoreSee Less

Art Conversation | Idris Ali

April 1, 2017, 4:00pm - April 1, 2017, 6:00pm

ART CONVERSATION | Idris Ali 4 – 6pm, Maya Gallery Idris Ali is a self-taught watercolour artist who has painted Singapore’s landscapes since the 1960’s. Also versatile in various mediums such as pencil, acrylic, oil and ink, Idris spent more than 20 years as a Visualiser and Art Teacher. He has exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. His works can be found in the collections of the National Gallery, National Heritage Board, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government bodies in Singapore and Malaysia, corporate organisations and private individuals. He is a recipient of the Pingat APAD and Cipta Mekar. with PROF KWOK KIAN WOON Assoc Provost, Nanyang Technological University Member, National Arts Council MR KAMAL DOLLAH President, Association of Artists of Various Resources (Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya or APAD) MR STEPHEN LEONG President, Federation of Art Societies (Singapore) Come and meet Idris, and discover his artistic journey, challenges and inspirations. Discuss with invited panelists and fellow participants on matters of heritage, art in today's context, and developments in the local art scene. …………………………………… In conjunction with Khazanah, a Solo Exhibition by Idris Ali 18 March – 8 April 2017 All are welcome!

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Salam friends, join us at the Opening of "Khazanah", a solo exhibition by pioneer watercolour artist and APAD member Idris Mohamed Ali on Sat, 18 March 2017, 3-6pm, at Maya Gallery. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tadi petang kami sempat bergambar Selepas mesyuarat agung tahunan. ... See MoreSee Less

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Dear friends, join us at Singapore Contemporary, Booth D01, where we will be presenting Trans(form) featuring works by APAD member Jeffrey Wandly, Singapore based artist Manx and ceramist Hiroko Mita. 19-22 Jan 2017, Suntec City. ... See MoreSee Less

Singapore Contemporary 2017 | Maya Gallery @D01

January 19, 2017, 5:30pm - January 22, 2017, 6:00pm

Maya Gallery presents Trans(form), a group exhibition, for the Singapore Contemporary 2017, from 19 to 22 January 2017 at Booth D01, Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. This selection of new artworks features architectural paintings by Jeffrey Wandly and Manx, and ceramic works by Hiroko Mita. Each of these artists goes beyond form; changing meaning through their own interactions with mediums, be it through interpretations of society, nation, family, nature or emotional journeys. PRIVATE VIEW 19 Jan, 3.30-5.30pm VERNISSAGE 19 Jan, 5.30-9pm GENERAL ADMISSION 20 Jan, 12-9 pm 21 Jan, 11am-7pm 22 Jan, 11am-6pm More info on our show: www.mayagallery.com.sg/exhibitions/2017-01-Singapore-Contemporary-2017.htm

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