Singapore Art, Artists & Cats!
is today the Programming Director at Channel 5, MediaCorp TV. Prior to that, she was from Arts Central as Product Development Manager before advancing to the role of Account Director. She was formerly a radio DJ at Passion99.5; better known as the only radio DJ who devoted 14 hours a week to celebrate original music made by our very own musicians and bands.
Michelle started out as an actress and stand-up comedienne and performed briefly for the stage in the 1990s. One of her most memorable plays was the Singapore Arts Festival 1998 commission piece called “Who’s Afraid Of Chow Yuen Fatt” which saw her acting alongside her favourite actors Lim Kay Tong and Tan Kheng Hua.She also performed Kuo Pao Kun’s “No Parking On Odd Days” to critical acclaim during that period.
Her ability to perform on stage also put her well at ease in front of the camera and Michelle was selected to host a series of health programmes commissioned by the Health Ministry. Her love for the visual arts also extends to film and she was an artistic director for a film project called, “The Flower People”. She helped raise funds for the project and was heavily involved in scriptwriting and co-directing.
Recent art exhibitions
included the "CatmaSutra Series" with shows in 2006 and 2005 at Utterly Art, and the first catmasutra exhibition in 2004 at 37 the bar, 37 Keong Saik Road, "Fluid Abstrations" at The Ritz Carlton Millenia and “The Gallery” at tcc – the coffee connoisseur. Some of her works are currently displayed at the Blue Lotus Fine Art Gallery. She was also invited to participate in a group exhibition alongside, Chng Seok Tin and Susie Wong at a charity event in aid of AWARE held at the Singapore History Museum. Her debut exhibition was held last November at Utterly Art. One of her paintings, “Forest Cat” (sold) appeared on a series of Christmas cards commissioned by the Cat Welfare Society.