August 19, 2016

Mandalay artists to exhibit work in Yangon

Watercolour paintings will be displayed at the group showing, which aims to help support fine arts students

Work by Artist Kyaw Thu Win.
Work by Artist Kyaw Thu Win.

THREE young artists from Mandalay will stage their collected watercolour works at an exhibition at Gallery 65 in Yangon this coming January. The focus of the artwork is on local lifestyles in Yangon and the cultural heritage of Mandalay.
This is the first group show for the artists Kyaw Thu Win, Aung and Zarni, who have pursued their studies at the State School of Fine Artsin Mandalay, one of the artists told The Global New Light of Myanmar.
The event is scheduled to be open to the public from 1 to 3 January and is set to feature roughly 60 artworks.
All works will be for sale, prices range from US$150 to $300 and some of the proceeds of sales will be donated to charity, said artist U Kyaw Thu Win.
“We plan touse the funds to buy watercolour art supplies for the junior students of fine arts at the school, where approximately 20 students are learning traditional painting techniques,” he added.
A 27-year-old artist who created 20 paintings for the event said,“Half of my creations highlight the loss of the city’s culture by replacing traditional buildings with modern ones in Mandalay.”
Artist Kyaw Thu Win said he has plans to hold a solo show in Yangon by 2017. His first solo event was held in Mandalay in 2013. The Gallery 65 is located at No. 65 on Yawmingyi Street in Dagon Township, Yangon.


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