White Elephant winners named

national June 21, 2018 07:00

By The Nation

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HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn yesterday presided over the opening of the Seventh White Elephant Art Exhibition and presented awards to the winning artists.

This year the artist honoured with the White Elephant Award and Bt1 million prize was Boonnam Sasud credited for his acrylic on canvas painting "Luklan Chaona" (children of farmers). 

The other two major award winners were Nilaya Bandasak whose magnificent embroidery artwork "Long Khaek" (helping friends harvest rice) won the Grand Prize and Bt500,000, and Sippakorn Kaewthamai whose acrylic on linen painting "Doungjit Haeng Kwam Porpiang" (pure soul of sufficiency) won the CEO Award and Bt250,000. There were also five excellent prizes and 12 honourable mentions.

The princess also took a tour around the exhibition featuring paintings under the theme of "Inspiration for the Sustainable Community" at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre.

The exhibition will run until June 24.

The annual White Elephant Art Award is organised by Thai Beverage. For more information visit facebook.com/TheWhiteElephantArtAward/.