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The Living Art Gallery: lifestyle artfully at the Blue Tree Phuket


Photographs: Rathaphon Nanthapreecha
Aug 31, 2020

The Living Art Gallery: lifestyle artfully at the Blue Tree Phuket

Photographs: Rathaphon Nanthapreecha
Aug 31, 2020

The Living Art Gallery combines the pleasures of lifestyle artfully at the Blue Tree Phuket on Saturday 29 August 2020

 

The launch of The Living Art Gallery at the Blue Tree Project this year will take place for the very first time on Saturday August 29, 2020. The gallery hopes to bring in all art works from across different regions in Thailand to introduce creative lifestyle that blends in art and aesthetic tastefully together. By the supporting of The Living Art Gallery, our main sponsorship are the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and Blue Tree Phuket.

The gallery opening is a pre-launch event for the biggest inaugural annual festival that is set to take place from the 26-29 November 2020 in Phuket. The experience hopes to support tourism and local economic activities by combining powers of Thai designers and local community to create a value to meet international demands. The festival will introduce all forms art including gastronomy, music, and culture. It also aims to educate viewer on arts, crafts.

The Living Art is also the first leading annual event that aims to support and create a sustainable community by integrating technological experience such as VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) with arts and crafts, by connecting Thailand to the rest of the world.

 

As part of government main objectives and strategies, The Living Art will also be supporting the local communities through the added values on the materials and products across Thailand. Building a better future in times of crisis, the unique event aims to generate income within the country to create a sustainable tourism for a better tomorrow.

With over 20 years of experience, Sornchat Krainara, CEO and festival owner and the entire team of Blue Tree Phuket and The Living Art Co., Ltd saw the potential in arts and crafts in Thailand’s respective regions. Both also aim to create a sustainable tourism pathway by bringing in international audiences while supporting local communities within Thailand. In Sornchat’s statement, she said:

“Phuket is a tourist destination because of its local attractions. The city has its own charms and characteristics drawing in visitors from all over the world. The city is incredibly rich in culture and by bringing art into Phuket - I’m hoping it will enhance the art and cultural reputation of the destination, in other words creating Phuket to be known as MICE destination for Arts together with the Culture and Creative City”.

The Living Art Gallery includes all kinds of art works from Thai artists and designers working closely with Thai designers such as:

  • Professor Somlak Pantiboon the (known for Doy Din Dang) - a contemporary ceramic artist from Chiang Rai.
  • Rungcheewan is an exquisite designer who takes inspiration from nature around her to create various patterns by applying Shibori techniques onto tie-dyed fabrics.
  • Pichupa finds beauty and harmony of beauty with she’s diving deep into the sea. Especially with small Nudibranch that exist in hundreds of species in the sea. She depicted these sea slugs through water colour paintings and on ceramic plates.
  • An apparel designer – Awika who prefers to work closely with local communities to preserve the traditional knowledge of textile and weaving and pushing it towards a contemporary direction.
  • Rising painters and previous alumni of Silpakorn University – Gulached, Sunisa, Ongkorn, and Pranai have exhibited their work on an international scale.
  • Likit Tanouds, the talented line work artist from Chiang Mai base his themes on the nature and co-existence inspired by his upbringing and his hometown.
  • The elaborate craft of joy Dusdee Creative Chakra Center in particular the Fimo Polymer Clay, feed milling shape, forming various colourful beads for all kinds of purpose such as assembling a mobile necklace, decorate a coffee spoon or fruit picker, and can also be decorated in combination with basketry work.
  • Professor Chairit Srisa-ngasomboon the acclaimed realistic watercolour artist will exhibit watercolour works inspired the themes of nature. 
  • Not to be missed - the fashion collection set exclusive series of Buncha who holds the stylist's name at the forefront of Thailand to honor the creativity and design clothes for The Living Art through the prisoners of “Dann 3” and their embroidered artwork originally from Chiang Rai.
     

The Living Art Gallery is a home of an aesthetic living for both homeowners and visitors.  Sornchat Krainara intends to gather all forms of art, food, culture, and music into the gallery, which will be divided, into four zones including:

Zone 1 – Peranakans culture or Baba Yaya as seen in Phuket.    

Zone 2 – Phuket’s abundance nature and its rainforest

Zone 3 – The bright Blue Ocean

Zone 4 – Final performance

The Living Art at Blue Tree, Phuket is opened for free admission every day from 15.00-22.00, or you can visit the gallery via VR (Virtual Reality) on our website at www.thelivingartsthailand.com.

If you are interested in a group visiting please make an appointment directly by calling 065 926 9455 or email: info@thelivingartsthailand.com

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