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TAT presents ‘The Ferry Gallery’ contemporary public art space on the River of Kings

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:10

The Ferry Gallery showcases professional artists’ contemporary video art works, along with contemporary photography works that are exhibited on three large TV screen and eight light boxes placed on the outside of the boat. Each exhibition lasts from two to three months.

BANGKOK - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting local and international tourists to experience Bangkok’s newest and innovative public art space ‘The Ferry Gallery’ that displays inspiring contemporary arts while cruising along the majestic Chao Phraya River.
 
TAT Governor Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik said, “As part of our plan to promote memorable travel experiences in Thailand to international visitors, this creative gallery on the river offers the chance for both tourists and cross-river commuters to contemplate arts while enjoying the sights and sounds of Chao Phraya River’s majestic wonders. We appreciate the Gallery’s creator, Ms. Kawita Vatanayankur, for introducing such innovative art space to Bangkok.
 
The Ferry Gallery runs across the Chao Phraya River between Tha Thien Pier and Wat Arun Pier, from 05.00 – 21.00 hrs. daily. The boat is a normal ferry that is also designed as an art space. There is no entrance fee, except for the normalferry fee at three Baht per person per trip. The boat stops for about 10 minutes at each pier, and takes about five minutes to cross the river.
 
The Gallery’s highly touristic location and the sheer number of daily commuters put The Ferry Gallery in a special spot where a large number of audience is guaranteed and often repeated, thus creating opportunity of maximum exposure for the works exhibited,” said Ms. Kawita, a Thai-Australian artist and entrepreneur who found the concept in January, this year.
 
The Ferry Gallery showcases professional artists’ contemporary video art works, along with contemporary photography works that are exhibited on three large TV screen and eight light boxes placed on the outside of the boat. Each exhibition lasts from two to three months.
 
From now until 28 February, next year, the Ferry Gallery is now showing an art exhibition entitled ‘Finding a Voice’. The exhibition presents video works by Australian artist Nina Ross titled “Finding a Voice (2012)” and “The Foreignness of Languages (2011)” as well as video work by Palestinian video artist, Sharif Waked titled “Gaza Zoo/Bath Time (2012)”.
 
For more information on the art exhibition and the ferry schedule, visit www.theferrygallery.com.

 

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