Art knows no boundary – or lockdown. Although many galleries are closed due to COVID-19, some gallery owners find ways to keep creativity alive and people exposed to art. These vary from YouTube channels and Facebook pages to websites.
Aung Soe Min, owner and curator of Pansodan Gallery has a Facebook page called Pansodan Scene Art Cafe where you can watch videos about installation works and art history of Myanmar and enjoy paintings. On their YouTube channel, Pansodan Media, you can observe more comprehensive videos about traditional festivals, towns with interesting historical backgrounds and cultures.
G-42, Urban Asia Centre, 48th Street, Middle Block, Botataung, Yangon.
Although the gallery in Yaw Min Gyi Street is temporarily closed, the owner has kept his audiences exposed to art through Artist of the Month programme since July. On the Facebook page, an artist is selected each month and their works are uploaded every day throughout the month.
The gallery is open from 10am to 3pm everyday. If the hours are not convenient, you can make an appointment through email@example.com or 01 378 617. Although their 2nd Monsoon Madness Sale is over, Crafty Covid Collector Sale will run through September with discounts. Visit their website for more info.
Chindwin Chambers, 33/35, 37th and 38th Street, Yangon.
5New Treasure Art Gallery
No gallery? No problem! New Treasure has launched an online art sale where you can check the paintings directly and buy. Check their current collections for sale here. You can enjoy the full collections of the country’s leading and new artists on their website, too.