Silpakorn clinches top prize at Art for the King exhibition


A team of Silpakorn University students have won a top prize at the three-dimensional art exhibition, held to celebrate His Majesty the King’s 85th birthday anniversary this year. 

Silpakorn students, who have been awarded 200,000 baht, are one of the nine university teams who submitted their works for the “Art for the King” exhibition.  The participating universities include Chulalongkorn University, Rangsit University and Srinakarin Wirot University.  The event, organized during September 18-23 at Central World shopping complex, was aimed at encouraging younger generations to appreciate art, culture and His Majesty’s philosophy.

Other highlights at the event included an exhibition on His Majesty’s royal projects and initiatives as well as interactive installations on Thailand’s major tourist destinations.

The exhibition was hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in partnership with the Central Group.  As part of the government’s ‘Miracles of Thailand’ campaign, the event celebrates the Miracle of the Thai Monarchy.  In addition to His Majesty’s birthday anniversary, the initiative also commemorated Her Majesty the Queen’s 80th Birthday, and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 60th Birthday.

The nine entries on display are set to be showcased later at popular tourist spots.