Baan Sillapin; the Hua Hin Artist’s Village, should be on every visitor’s must see’ list to savour the arts and crafts of the Kingdom with renowned local, but internationally acclaimed artists on hand to give guidance to those who may have a latent artistic talent.
Tawee Kesa-ngam, President of the Thailand Watercolour Society and his wife Khun Nang Wanwimolkesa-ngam , established Hua Hin Artist Village to provide a haven for artists and art lovers just west of the Hua Hin centre.
Here you will find resident artists creating their artworks on site while visitors can wonder through a maze of workshop and display areas or enjoy the offerings of a coffee shop and restaurant.
AUGUST AOOD AMPAWA EXHIBITION
During August but commencing on 27th July, a solo watercolour exhibition by award winning artist Aood Ampawa provides another incentive to visit Baan Sillapin. The exhibition features Khun Aood’s affinity with the waterways, boats and aquatic lifestyle of this traditional Thai way of life. His adoption of the ‘pen name’ Ampawa is a direct take from the Thai word for a floating market.
There are also workshops being planned under the tutelage of Khun Aood. Enquiries for those interested in participating need to enquire directly with the Baan Sillapin management.
The grand opening of the exhibition is happening on the evening of Saturday 27th July when the many friends of Baan Sillapin will enjoy some musical ‘artists’ in a party scene and the chance to understand more about the exhibition and the Hua Hin and beyond art scene.
FOOTNOTE: Khun Tawee is looking a more conservative these days and missing his trademark poney-tail hair style. He says that frequent overseas trips, where his own art has been displayed in centres around Europe and the world, led to a decision to make his grooming easier; the pony-tail had to go!
BAAN SILLAPIN- Hua Hin Artist Village
Where: From main road towards Huay Mongkol past Big C then the up the hill for around 5 kilometres. The entry is not far after the top of the hill on the northern side of the main road.
OPEN: Everyday except Tuesday from 10 AM until 5 PM
CONTACT: Phone +66(0)870477125.