The Queen’s Gallery: Freedom Artists 96

artists harmonized

I am always excited to join the art exhibitions of the Freedom Artists 96 around the city of Bangkok. The only problem this time is, the exhibition dates have fallen into the days of protest in Thailand. The date has already been booked at The Queen’s Gallery for a long time and the officers of the group and the head, Ajarn Saman Klungjaturat can’t do anything about it except go ahead with the exhibition and just expect the best out of it. The exhibition opened in January 25, 2014 and closed in February 25, 2014.

queen sirikit gallery

Here is The Queen’s Gallery in Bangkok. It was a great thing to have participated the exhibition with Ajarn Saman’s leadership and it is always exciting. The only thing is that, the protesters were also situated exactly on the major street where the gallery is also located. I don’t blame them or something, it is also their duty to have their voices heard by the present government; well, it was just a little bit difficult to be there.

in the gallery

My work as displayed on the wall together with the rest of the participating artists. The exhibition occupied at least four floors I guess and the opening could have been attended by a royalty, but of course it was really difficult so everything has to adjust to what was going on.

Anyways, that was great to have one of my works hanging on that wall of a prestigious gallery supported by the Queen of Thailand Herself, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.










Ali Bernie Buga-y has been a teacher in arts and music to different international schools in Thailand for nine years until he decided to enjoy the full time lifestyle of being a visual artist. Together with his family, he travels to different national parks in Thailand to experience true encounters in nature and the wildlife. His love for the birds and animals is the driving force that motivates him to photograph and paint them as seen in the wild. The joys of birding can only be shared through visual representations of these lovely feathered creatures carefully studied and observed in their natural habitat. As a graduate of Theology, he perfectly understands that somehow man should find ways to emerge himself to an edenic experience here on earth; and through these physical experiences man may again find spirituality beholding nature. Complicated as it may seem, Bernie finds it refreshing to the mind and soul as nature reveals itself when he observes and study them carefully through photography.