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BIS Phuket draws on artists’ experience

PHUKET: Art students from the British International School Phuket (BISP) joined intensive hands-on workshops from three different professional artists during the annual Artist in Residence Week from April 29 to May 3.

By Jody Houton

Thursday 23 May 2013, 09:05AM

“The purpose of Artist in Residence Week is to expose our students to practising artists, giving them space and time to work without the pressures of everyday school life,” said BIS Phuket Head of Art Claire Lester.

“Artist residencies are important because they provide opportunities for students to spend time in a new atmosphere and environment. They support cultural and artistic exchange, nurture experimentation and new ideas, and support research and the development of new work,” added Mrs Lester.

The BIS Phuket Art Department invited three very different artists to work with students in the Secondary School.

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The first was Elsie Evans, a Scottish painter who has lived and worked in Bangkok for 20 years and runs Attic Studios; Romadon, a Thai performance artist based in Phuket; and Thaworn Merurut, a renowned Thai watercolour artist also based in Phuket.

For the next few months, visitors to BIS Phuket can see the results of the workshop displayed around the school.


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