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Some Snippets of London

Tip of the Eye
April 2017 is the first time in years that I don’t get a chance to celebrate Songkran. However, it is also the first time I get to visit London. It’s only for a few days and I can just only see the city as some snippets.

Because of my work visa condition, I need to get out of the country after 90 days of arrival. That could be anywhere. And the timing coincides with a friend’s wedding in the UK.

I go straight to Oxford for the wedding, which is held in the afternoon on the day I arrive. The ceremony goes beautifully and I get meet wonderful people from both bride and groom sides. After the wedding party and dancing, the drinking continues until 4am. Thus, the morning after is a pain to get back on the train to London.

Saying the Sign

This counts as Day 1 in London. I need to recover from the hangover in the hotel room in Notting Hill. By the time I can manage myself up and function again, it is pretty much late. At least, I take the Tube to Waterloo, walk across the Thames to Tarfalgar Square, Chinatown, and Soho, then take the underground back to Notting Hill to explore what Netflix’s geo copyright has to offer in the UK.

The next day, I meet a friend from Cambridge whom we met in my Bangkok local pub. We visit Saatchi Gallery for an hour. Then we start a pub crawl from Camden to Soho. My mission is to find some local good craft ale. But after a few pubs, I give up since nothing has come to my taste. So, I just enjoy the company for the evening.

The morning after is not too bad because of the low ABV we drank last night. This is quite new for me, frankly, and I’m told by the friend that low ABV is actually designed for the pub crawl session. It’s the last full day in the city. Something I have to tick off my list are Tate Modern and some gay bars then end up with a Pad Thai for late night supper. I’ve got to try that in London.

The Original Pealed Art

Pad Thai at Tuk Tuk, London

This is pretty much it, the short time in London. But there are more in my head about it. So, that will be the next post about what I see about the city from these snippets.

Invitation for COFA Annual 09

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COFA ANNUAL 09

EXHIBITION

Opening: 24 November, 6pm-8pm

Running: 24-29 November, 11am-6pm

COFA Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington

Kudos Gallery 6 Napier St, Paddington

SCREENING: Digital Media and Time Based Art

17 November, 6pm-11pm

Chauvel Cinema Paddington Town Hall, Paddington

Everyone is welcomed. My short film will be on the Screening and shown in the exhibition as well. Please see previous post for more detail.

Dislocation

One of my works, So Long Cathy, is selected in an annual Cofa exhibition run by Arc, Dislocation. Other eight local and international students will have their works exhibited at Kudos Gallery as well.

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So Long Cathy from ApostrophePong on Vimeo.

Dislocation 09 Exhibition
Kudos Gallery, 9 Napier Street, Paddington
Opens: 5-7.30pm Tuesday 21 June 2009
Continues to: Saturday 1 August 2009
Opening Hours: Wed to Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Contact: p: 02 9326 0034 | e: kudos@arc.unsw.edu.au

DVD Killed the Video Star

So Long Cathy from ApostrophePong on Vimeo.

The holiday season is just around the corner and everyone is almost in the party mode. At The Vanishing Point Contemporary Art, is calling for time-based art proposals for their fund raiser X’mas party. When I see the theme, DVD Killed the Video Star, I just have to get So Long Cathy to them. And it will be featured on the gallery’s shop window on the party week. It is a really good exposure. In fact, this will the first time that this work is displayed to the public. And this is another work I have exhibited here this year. Earlier Sticky was awarded a Commended in CALD Category at Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize.

DVD Killed the Video Star

The ATVP X’mas & fun(d) raiser for 2009

$10 Entry

Thursday 4 December, 6-10 pm

565 King Street, Newtown

(02) 9519 2340

Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize 08

One of my works gets short listed for this year Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize. The work is the final version of one of the Bangkok travel series.

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The Vanishing Point Contemporary Art (ATVP)

565 King Street, Newtown

I’ll see you there.

Opening night and presentation

Thursday 11 September 2008, 6-9 pm

(For work not short listed for main category awards)

11-28 September 2008

Chrissie Cotter Gallery (CCG)

Pidcock Street, Camperdown (next to Camperdown Bowling Club)

Opening night

Friday 12 September 2008,6-9 pm