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The support for Elephant conservation is growing each year in Thailand. Today’s exclusive is about a group of artists who are joining hands to link art and society — a necessary bridge to raise awareness of the declining wild elephant population due to poaching and human conflict.
The Journey of 999 elephants is an exhibition at CentralWorld in Bangkok where artists make a stand to promote public awareness of the elephant. Each of the 999 elephants featured at the show are not only unique but sculpted by 999 different Thai artists. The show runs November 6 to January 5, 2016.
This incredible artwork was led by Art Bridge Changrai’s members, all of which are well recognized in the art world. Artists include Chalermchai Kositpipat, Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit, Songdej Thipthong, Apirak Punmoonsilp, Sa-Ngiam Yarangsee, Teerayut Suebtim, Tanongsak Pakwak and Angkrit Ajchariyasophon.
A giant 4.2 meter high centerpiece is located in front of Groove at Central World. The piece was created by 9 artists with the concept of “Bridging Thailand and Italy: Under The Same Sky Over Water”
Once the show closes, the centerpiece will be sent to Milan as a gift to show the worldwide link between elephant conservation and Thai art while promoting Thailand as a tourist destination.