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Queen Sirikit Gallery – Best Art Thesis 2015

The Queen’s Gallery has continuously taken a role in providing an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their works. Year 2015 marks the 7th year that The Queen’s Gallery presents “The Best Art Thesis Exhibition” displaying the best thesis works of arts that are well selected by professors and instructors from renowned art institute. With the total of 121 art pieces including sculptures and paintings, each institution had selected 2 outstanding works of arts from master degree students and 3 outstanding works of arts from bachelor degree students who have been developing skills and identities throughout their college years, in order to publicize their talents, to open their visions and to offer experiences in terms of becoming professional artists.

The Exhibition

(unfortunately the photos for this exhibition were left in my tablet that I recently forgot in a Taxi, the driver of which would not answer his phone)

I was very fortunate to visit the gallery at a time when they were exhibiting over 121 of the best art students’ art thesis of 2015 and it was very inspiring. Learning painting myself now, I could see how the students had employed the techniques and the mediums that they had explored in their art degrees.

Pen and Sepia Ink

Pen and Sepia Ink

There were sections for watercolour, acrylic, oil, mixed meda and sculptor, the paintings in all sections were very impressive and looked very, very professional. In the mixed media section there were even paintings painted in rubber sap from the rubber tree which was a sepia colour. This inspired the self portrait to the left in pen and sepia ink.





Even though the beautiful photos of the paintings that I took were lost in my tablet in the taxi I was lucky to make the following sketch of one of the paintings at the exhibition and note the artists inspiration for the painting.

Sketch of a painting at the Best in Thesis 2015

Sketch of a painting at the Best in Thesis 2015

Apart from the watercolour paintings that were mostly of flowers and plants the paintings in other mediums were of some really interesting subjects, but my favourite paintings were by students from king Mongkut’s university of technology that were mostly of industrial subjects such as miners and foundry workers as well as surrealist paintings with characters made up of wires and nuts and bolts.

All-in-all it was a very inspiring exhibition just a crying shame that the photos were lost. All I could find on line were photos of the following paintings.


Kannikar Permkittikul - In Room

Kannikar Permkittikul – In Room

Nidtaya Sornpo - Beauty of Women

Nidtaya Sornpo – Beauty of Women

Somsak Junto - Untitled 2015

Somsak Junto – Untitled 2015



The 4th Asia Plus Art Exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery

I had passed the Queen’s Gallery literally thousands of times ( I used to work acroos the road) and never realised it was  actually a real art gallery. I used to think it was an art gallery styled gimmick to get money off tourists never entering thinking that they would charge the earth.

For the last two years i had been visiting the national gallery which as an appauling colection in its permanent exhibition to say they charge toutists 300 baht or somewhere near and the temporary exhibitions are not very often.

After reading tripadvisor and finding out it ws only 30 baht admission and it was allegedly even better than the museum of contemporary art i ventured down to see what was on.

the sign reàd the 4th Asia Plus Art Exhibition ‘Rhythm of Light and Colour’ 2nd October to 30th November, this is what I found on the internet.

Asia Plus Security PCL showcases the best 56 paintings from the 4th Asia Plus Art Contest under the theme of ‘Rhythm of Light and Colour’ – 6 award-winning works and 50 additional pieces that received notable praise at the contest. The theme of the annual art contest was picked to encourage younger generations of artists to be more imaginative and creative in the composition of their work.


There were 5 floors in total at the gallery, the first floor at last year’s winners on, I think as they had rosettes on and this contest was far from over.

winner from first leg of contest

Painting on First Floor

winner from first leg of contest

Painting on First Floor

winner from first leg of contest

painting on First Floor

On the second floor there was a collection of entries from the first lot of competiton. From what I could make out they had been given a choice of themes for their paintings and a guess I would say they were Surrealism, Abstract, Politics, Thai culture, Modern Culture/architecture and Landscape, I say this because these kept repeating themselves in the paintings as I walked around the gallery.

The third floor was closed and then on the 4th and 5th floor there were the next lot of competitors starting work on their submissions. It would have been good to have gone back while they were full steam to take a look at them using different techniques but time hasn’t allowed me to. I am hoping to go back and see the work that the next lot of artists produced.

The quality of work produced by these young Thai art students was excellent and very inspiring, I particularly like paintings of the traditional Thai houses. I am hoping to be able to get out and draw/paint some similar works over the duration of this course.