Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Queen's Gallery - หอศิลป์สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าสิริกิติ์ พระบรมราชินีนาถ


Spotted this as I was crossing the road - it was certainly impressive inside. Here is a description.

"The Queen’s Gallery has been established since August 9, 2003 from the initiation of Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit in order to be a space which displayed the work of Thai artists. The Thai artists which the gallery will focus on exhibiting have been broken down into two categories: The new Thai artists which his/her work has not been known by the society and the work of senior honored artists.
Her Majesty the queen has contributed back the fund which Mr. Chatri Sophonpanich, The committee chairman of Bangkok Bank, and the supporters has consecrate to Her Majesty in an occasion as Her Majesty proceed to offer an award in “Bualuang master painting to be a model for The Foundation of Art and Craft” at the head office of Bangkok bank on June 15, 2001. The money received from HM has been used as a fund to establish The Queen’s Gallery Foundation. Mr. Chatri has renovated Bangkok Bank, Phanfa Bridge branch, which used to be Bangkok Bank’s Musical Art Centre, into a modern art gallery. Her Majesty The Queen, with an honour of the art gallery, as give Her Majesty’s name for the art gallery to be used as ‘’Her Majesty The Queen Sirikit gallery” or commonly called as ‘’The Queen’s Gallery”. There are four floors for displaying art exhibition and the 5th floor could be utilize as activities are in order to integrate the knowledge and publicize the precious Thai works of art to the society." - text from Queen Gallery.org



I managed to get in free with my MUSE card - thank you Richard. It was certainly an impressive lobby - beautiful.



I believe that there was an exhibition of displays under the mourning period of 
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej



On going further in I found that there were some quite clever paintings and for a few minutes I was lost...




Then there was a display of paintings and Southern Homes





Even the lifts doors were decorated.