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“Coloring the World for Peace and Tolerance” Walk-In Children and Youth Drawing Exhibition
18 December, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 23 December, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
On 15 and 16 December 2018, a competition will be held for children and young people to draw with pastels or paint with acrylic on the theme of peace and tolerance in Southeast Asia and commemorate Human Rights Day on 10 December. The “Coloring the World for Peace and Tolerance” Walk-in Drawing Children and Youth Competition aims to promote a culture of peace and tolerance by fostering awareness and appreciation of the values of diversity, fairness, equality, and human rights. As organizers, SEA Junction and the GUSDURian Thailand Network believe that art is an important medium to help us to make sense of our word and enable us to imagine the unimaginable and reflect on the challenges humanity faces. Art is essential to children and young people’s growth as it expands their horizons, fantasy and humanist skills.
The competition will be open to everybody aged between 4 and 15 years who will report (walk-in) at the Corner Space of the Bangkok Art and Culture Center between 11am and 7pm on Saturday 15 December and between 11am and 2pm on Sunday 16 December and pay the registration fee (see below). Registration in advance is recommended, but not obliged. Participants will be competing into 4 age categories of: a) 4-6 year-old; b) 7-9 year-old; c) 10-12 year-old and d) 13-15 year-old and they can use crayons or acrylic made available for all participants to draw and paint.
All drawings will be judged by a team of leading artists and human rights experts starting from 2pm on 16 December and decisions will be announced at 5pm of the same day. Each category will have 6 winners, 1st, 2nd and 3rd price and three runner-ups. 6 more prices will be given based on special considerations to be announced at a later date. In evaluating the drawings, both the artistic quality as well as the content will be assessed. The most important reward is that the winning drawings will be exposed for the entire week at the BACC where public from all over the world can admire them and provide comments. Symbolic prizes and certificates will also be given to the winners and their work promoted in the Thailand GUSDURian Network and SEA Junction website and social media.
To make the event more attractive, during the competition days an Indonesian mini-bazaar will also be held featuring Indonesian crafts, textiles, dishes, snacks and sweets. There will also be opportunities to learn to play the Angklung, a bamboo instrument, with musician Buppesanivas (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t26Pw5ujQvQ&feature=share)
The event is made possible by the Fellowship Fund of Human Rights Program of Mahidol University and private contribution. We also count on participants’ fees to cover the costs.
The cost for participating in the competition is TBH 150 including materials (brush, crayon and/or acrylic and drawing paper). Participants can bring their work home at the end of the competition on 16 December or for the winning participants at the end of the exhibition on 23 December. For those who wish to register in advance, payment can be made via bank transfer at the bank account below or in cash at SEA Junction venue:
Account name: For Southeast Asia Studies
Bank Account No: 043-7-18114-2
Bank: TMB BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED
Branch: MBK Center
Bank Address: 1C-08-12 MBK G Floor, Phayathai Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
SWIFT Code: TMBKTHBK
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SEA Junction, OUR Venue on Southeast Asia
SEA Junction aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its socio-cultural dimensions –from arts and lifestyles to economy and development. Conveniently located at Room 408 of the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre or BACC (across MBK, BTS National Stadium) SEA junction facilitates public access to knowledge resources and exchanges among students, practitioners and Southeast Asia lovers. For more information see www.seajunction.org and join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1693055870976440/
Jaringan GUSDURian Thailand (GUSDURian Thailand Network or JGT)
JGT was established at the National Forum GUSDURian last August in Yogyakarta to expand to Thailand the vision of the GUSDURIAN Network Indonesia (GNI), a network consisting of thousands of grassroots-level activists in more than 100 cities in Indonesia
named after progressive Muslim leader and Fourth President of Indonesia Abdurrahman Wahid, popularly known as Gus Dur. GNI aims to strengthen interfaith understanding, promote individual resilience, promote gender and human rights values, strengthen a culture of respect and advocate for rights through public policy. See Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Gusdurianthailand/ For more information on GNI see www.gusdurian.net