Chula Art Town: A public art space for the community

CU Art Town Activities (2019) by ATM Spray (Facebook page)Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University

At Chula Art Town, the art is not only for art's sake. There are more than 50 street artists working in the public space to create an artistic environment for the community surrounding Chulalongkorn University.

Arts are immersed in our daily lives, a residential area, a local market, and a shopping mall. Thus, we can observe and view the works of arts not only from art galleries but anywhere we go, including Chula Art Town.

Art is for people... and people can become part of the works of art. Some artists like to integrate people's stories and culture from the surrounding area into their Art.

Art is multi-functional with its reflecting culture and activities from people around the place. The artists have designed their works as part of the social mechanism, that function beyond their aesthetic value.

Art is a visual language utilized by artists, students, and art lovers for communication. Everyone can learn, participate, and share among friends, community, and beyond.

At Chula Art Town, we not only learn about the arts, artists, the local community, heritage and culture but we also participate to become a painter or part of the artwork itself.

Let's now visit Chula Art Town or the CU Art Town, a place for everyone to enjoy art.

CHULA ART TOWN : The Introduction (2019-03-01) by Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn UniversityFaculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University

The video introduction of CHULA ART TOWN

The Chula Art Town Map (2020) by Vorapoj SongcharoenFaculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University

Chula Art town or CU Art Town consists of four zones around Chulalongkorn University: Siam Zone, Lido Connect Zone, Suan Luang Zone and Samyan Zone.

Siam Square Zone is located in the Siam Square area, a well-known and popular shopping area in Bangkok. Situated in the north-eastern part of Chula Art Town, Siam Square Zone has the biggest collection of artworks there.

There are more than 20 public art pieces with various types of painting techniques and artwork installations in this zone, including some works from well-known street artists like Alex Face as well as some works of art that involving more than 20 participants.

The second zone of Chula Art Town is the Lido Connect Zone located in the Lido building. Now a multi-purpose art and music building within Siam Zone, it was renovated from the former 50-year-old classic LIDO theater.

The Lido Connect building has 2 stories, a multi-purpose event space on the first floor and a multi-function auditorium on the second floor. There are more than 10 art pieces from the Chula Art Town project and more from Lido Connect's own projects.

The third is the Suanluang Zone, which is the old residential and commercial area situated on the west of Chula Art town, next to Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park.

There are 6 art pieces in this zone representing the residential activities and the way of life in Suanluang, known for its mix of delicious local food, shophouses, Chinese shrines, and modern businesses.

The last zone, Samyan Zone is the long-lasting food market and old community next to Suanluang Zone, situated in the south of Chula Art Town.

It houses the Art4C gallery office and 9 art pieces including the biggest art piece in Chula Art Town contributed by 6 well-known street artists. At the Art4C Gallery Office, you will find a rotation art exhibitions as well as art-related workshops for the community.

When Street art come to town (2019-10-05) by ATM SprayFaculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University

Credits: Story

Director: Prof. Dr. Bussakorn Binson

Curatorial Team:
Dr. Sirithorn Srichalakom
Pimpaween Sunthontammarat
Ukrit Tongsriniam
Organizer: Art4C (Art for Community)

Digital Exhibition:
Designer: Dr.Vorapoj Songcharoen
Thai Copywriter:Koranit Rattanamahattana
English Copywriters:SINKID Pte Ltd - Joyce Chia and Tay Way Hua
Photographer: Garn Phakathunya
VR Photographer:Wisanu Choonhachinda
Videographer: ATM Spray Team
Digital Museum Support:
Songcharoen Media Group Company Limited

The Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Property Management of Chulalongkorn University
CU Innovation Hub
U.R. Chemical Co., Ltd.
ATM Legacy
Thaweemongkol Construction (2000) Co., Ltd.

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