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"Visions of Light" group exhibition by Thai artists at 16albermarle Project Space, Sydney, Australia

"Visions of Light" group exhibition by three Thai artists now showing at 16albermarle Project Space, Sydney, Australia until March 6, 2021


Imhathai Suwatthanasilp

Jirachaya Pripwai

Trinnapat Chiasitthisak

The show can also be seen online at this link:

Visions of Light

Imhathai Suwatthanasilp

Jiratchaya Pripwai

Trinnapat Chiasitthisak

Visions of Light presents new work by three Thai artists with a commitment to exploratory forms of drawing. Imhathai Suwatthanasilp works in dense black graphite to produce works with a deep black patterned surface reminiscent of her finely wrought sculptures made from human hair. Jiratchaya Pripwai’s fine linear approach suggests light, billowing forms that fold and collapse upon themselves. Trinnapat Chiasitthisak, trained as an architect, employs heavy ruled ink lines to define ambiguous architectural spaces. In seeking to create a larger space for reflection around drawing, the exhibition explores drawing as artistic expression, but also as innate language and potential in human beings. By the simple act of looking at a drawing one can see both inwards and outwards, immediately encountering the drawer’s relation to the world.

Haisang Javanalikhikara, curator and academic

Curator Haisang Javanalikhikara is one of a new generation of young Thai curators. An artist’s daughter, she studied media arts, contemporary art and curatorial practice for five years in the UK. Returning to Bangkok she worked at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre from 2012-2018, while studying for her DFA from Chulalong- korn University. In 2019 she was appointed a lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, where she’s a director of her faculty’s gallery and co-learning space CU Art4C, founder and editor-in-chief of the multimedia e-magazine Teleaesthetics ( and currently developing the first Master of Arts in Curatorial Practice degree to be offered in Thailand.

John Cruthers, co-curator

John Cruthers is one of Australia’s most respected art advisers. Working from 1974 with his mother Lady Shei- la Cruthers, he assembled the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art. Gifted to the University of Western Australia in 2007, it is Australia’s largest stand-alone collection of women’s art. His enthusiasm for southeast Asian art was kindled in 2013, and since then he’s travelled widely in the region learning about its art and artists. He has visited art fairs and biennales, public and private museums, private collectors, commercial galleries, artspaces, collectives and many artists’ studios. In 2019 he presented Termasuk: Contemporary art from Indonesia, at the Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney. He opened 16albermarle to share his passion for southeast Asian art.

16albermarle Project Space

16albermarle is a gallery and project space that provides Australian audiences with the opportunity to see and learn about contemporary art from southeast Asia. It is directed by adviser, curator and collector John Cruthers and managed by Emily Taylor. In addition to exhibitions and public programs, 16albermarle will run tours to art events in the region. Once a year 16albermarle will also exhibit selected works of Australian art, usually made since 1970. Based in Newtown in inner city Sydney 16albermarle stages 4-6 exhibitions a year. It is open by appointment.

MEDIA CONTACT John Cruthers | +61 (0)433 020 237

Haisang Javanalikhikara | +66(0)817525226


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