Chula Art Town at Bangkok
To celebrate the 36th anniversary of Chulalongkorn University’s (Chula) Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, the school has come up with Chula Art Town – a collective concept to improve the community surrounding the campus.
This involves vibrant murals that bring the neighbourhood to life, with the selected areas being Suanluang, Samyam, and Siam. This is done in collaboration with spray paint brand ATM Spray, Urai Panich, and a team of street artists and Chula students and professors.
Over 50 participating artists
Chula Art Town is spread across Bangkok, with murals located at Suanluang, Samyan, Siam Square, Lido Connect, and the uni’s Faculty of Dentistry.
Samyan street art map
Image credit: ATM Spray
There have been over 50 street artists, both Thai and International, who have come together to create unique masterpieces for this initiative, like Piyasak “Muay” Khiaosaard – the the artist behind the Stranger Things mural which popped up at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in 2017.
Here are some murals you should be on the lookout for:
Patcharapon Tangruen, aka ALEX FACE’s cute artwork
Image credit: ATM Spray
Chula Soi 9
Image credit: @bigdel_bkk
Chula Soi 48, by artist JECKS
Image credit: @jecks_bkk
Opportunity for students to join in the fun
Siam Square’s public pipe cap by Chulalongkorn students
Image credit: Patthamaphon Budyung
On top of the photo-taking fun, Chula Art Town is also giving art students from colleges all over the country to create street art and graffiti murals in the area. The initiative also plans to conduct a video contest from September to October – stay tuned on ATM Spray’s Facebook page for more details which will be released soon.
More murals to pop up in the future
The duration of each art piece depends on the location, and many more murals are planned to pop up in the future too. Here are the spots to visit if you are in the area – you can even have your very own free photo walk!
Address: 175 Soi Chulalongkorn 5, Rama 1 Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Faculty of Dentistry at Chulalongkorn University
Address: 34 Henri Dunant Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Address: Siam Square Soi 3, Rama 1 Rd., Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Samyan and Siam Square area
Nearest train station: Siam and National Stadium BTS Station/ Samyan MRT Station
Be sure to stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates on upcoming works and news on Chula Art Town.