Delmar Gallery: ‘Other Possible Worlds: Contemporary Art from Thailand’ opens this weekend

Delmar Gallery: ‘Other Possible Worlds: Contemporary Art from Thailand’ opens this weekend

‘Other Possible Worlds: Contemporary Art from Thailand’ opens this weekend at Delmar Gallery

Dive deeper into contemporary Thai culture and art in this international exhibition opening on Saturday 25 June at Trinity’s Delmar Gallery and 16albermarle Project Space in Newtown.

Other Possible Worlds presents 12 young and mid-career Thai artists enthusiastically engaged in the debates around Thailand’s present and future. In their work they investigate the key issues facing Thai society – urbanization, environmental issues, inequality and the resulting high levels of disadvantage, and the political rights and duties of Thai people.

The exhibition has been curated by John Cruthers, director of 16albermarle Project Space and Dr Haisang Javanalikhikara from the Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Chulalongkorn University.

A suite of public programs accompanies the exhibition, offering the opportunity to hear directly from the visiting artists and curators, plus Australian scholars with expert knowledge of contemporary Thai art.

Opening weekend events include a workshop with Mariem Thidarat Chantachua and a presentation by Tada Hengsapkul (both pictured), plus exhibition walkthrough with the curators and an overview of the Thai contemporary art scene.

On Sunday 3 July, Delmar Gallery will be hosting a panel discussion on contemporary Thai art with Art Gallery of NSW curator Matt Cox, University of Sydney academics John Clark and Yvonne Low, and Haisang Javanalikhikara. All events are free, bookings required via the link below.

Other Possible Worlds – Public Programs

The exhibition is open during the school holidays and until the end of Week 2 Term 3.

Delmar Gallery featured artists
Tada Hengsapkul / Bussaraporn Thongchai / Thidarat Chantachua / Busui Ajaw / Kusofiyah Nibuesa / Piyarat Piyapongwiwat
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm

16albermarle Project Space featured artists
Surajate Thongchau / lmhathai Suwatthanasilp / Sompote Ang / Som Supaparinya / Suebsang Sangwachirapiban / Kasarin Himacharoen
Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 11am – 4pm or by appointment

Tada Hengsapkul crouches in front of one of his most famous artworks flashing the anti-government sign three-finger salute. Titled You Lead Me Down to the Ocean, 2018 he photographed military tanks dumped into the ocean of Southern Thailand.
Mariem Thidarat Chantachua
Kusofiyah Nibuesa, 'Multicultural' 2021 (detail), paper sculpture
Mariem Thidarat Chantachua, 'Dimensions of faith 2' 2017, embroidery and acrylic on canvas

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