25 June – 31 July
Other Possible Worlds: Contemporary Art from Thailand is an exhibition in two parts held across Delmar Gallery and 16albermarle Project Space. It is curated by John Cruthers, director of 16albermarle and Haisang Javanalikhikara from the Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Chulalongkorn University.
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 includes painting, sculpture, photography, installation, neon, video, embroidery, prints and works on paper. The ethnicities and localities of the artists are equally diverse, but all are driven by a desire to join the debate and imagine other possible futures for their country.
Thidarat Chantachua, Dimensions of faith 2 2017, embroidery and acrylic on canvas, 117 x 160cm
Exhibition dates: 25 June – 31 July, 2022
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5pm. Free admission.
Piyarat Piyapongwiwat, Can You Sing the National Anthem? 2015, neon tubes, 20 x 245 x 10 cm
Exhibition dates: 25 June – 30 July, 2022
Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free admission.
Sompote Ang, Untitled 2022, oil on canvas, 50 x 70cm
Educational resources for Years 11 & 12 Visual Arts students (NSW HSC and IB) have been developed specifically for this exhibition, commissioned by 16albermarle Project Space and written by Luise Guest.
Artist workshop: Sunday 26 June, 10am – 12.30pm
Gallery talks: Sunday 26 June, 2.30pm – 4pm
Presentation & panel discussion: Sunday 3 July, 2.00pm – 3.30pm