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Period:18 Mar 2016 - 24 Mar 2016

Address:939, Rama I Rd., Wang Mai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Tel:+6623434964

Service day:Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Service hours: 10:00-21:00

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Unique drawings by renowned Thai artists and visually impaired children will be showcased during the “Please Touch” exhibition which runs until March 24 on the first floor of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

The exhibition is divided into two parts. The first part features 20 drawings created under the theme “Grow in the Dark” by 20 blind children using a Lensen drawing kit, a one-of-a-kind kit designed for children with visual impairments.

The kit releases yarns of wool through a tool that works like a pencil. As the wool is drawn onto a Velcro board, the blind children can use their sense of touch to develop their creativity and design their own art pieces.

Their drawings express their stories and sentiments, touching on how they grew up in a world of darkness, how they feel in the dark and what makes them happy. The second part displays a dozen drawings by 12 famous artists under the theme “Glow in the Park” which expresses their unique perspectives. All of them were blindfolded while crafting the pieces, also using Lensen drawing kits.

Participating artists are National Artist Prof Itthipol Tangchaloke, Asst Prof Vudhikorn Kongka, Prof Kanya Charoensupakul, cartoonist Chai Rajvatr and illustrator Suntur. Their works welcome viewers to touch and feel — blindfolded.

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Black Sea by Suntur.

Unique drawings by renowned Thai artists and visually impaired children will be showcased during the “Please Touch” exhibition which runs until March 24 on the first floor of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

The exhibition is divided into two parts. The first part features 20 drawings created under the theme “Grow in the Dark” by 20 blind children using a Lensen drawing kit, a one-of-a-kind kit designed for children with visual impairments.

The kit releases yarns of wool through a tool that works like a pencil. As the wool is drawn onto a Velcro board, the blind children can use their sense of touch to develop their creativity and design their own art pieces.

Their drawings express their stories and sentiments, touching on how they grew up in a world of darkness, how they feel in the dark and what makes them happy. The second part displays a dozen drawings by 12 famous artists under the theme “Glow in the Park” which expresses their unique perspectives. All of them were blindfolded while crafting the pieces, also using Lensen drawing kits.

Participating artists are National Artist Prof Itthipol Tangchaloke, Asst Prof Vudhikorn Kongka, Prof Kanya Charoensupakul, cartoonist Chai Rajvatr and illustrator Suntur. Their works welcome viewers to touch and feel — blindfolded.

Organised by United Overseas Bank (UOB), this is the first exhibition to present the drawings created by the tactile drawing kits developed by Klongdinsor Co, which has provided opportunities and a novel experience for the visually impaired to feel the world of art through their fingertips.

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is on Pathumwan intersection and opens Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-9pm.


Contact UOB on 02-343-4964.

Location

939, Rama I Rd., Wang Mai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

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