Home is where the art is

To celebrate becoming an Australian citizen earlier this year, Thai-born artist Chang Kamrak is holding his first ever solo exhibition in the country at Caddies Coffee Shop, aptly titled A Unique Aussie-Thai View.

Since arriving in the Northern Rivers, Chang has been involved in many community art projects, such as helping the students of Modanville Primary School create a mural at Tullera Hall to mark its 70th anniversary in 1998.

He also painted a mural entitled Sharing is Caring Thanks to Darcy in honour of Darcy Goodwin from the 5 Loaves Mobile Soup Kitchen, who was the Australia Day Lismore Citizen of the Year in 2001. Chang subsequently won a highly commended award at the Lismore City Art Prize for this work.

Now studying at Lismore TAFE, Changs collection of paintings, drawings and mixed media works highlight his cross-cultural perspective of the world. He often does his artwork outlines in one fluid movement reflecting the continuous cycle of life.

A Unique Aussie-Thai View will be officially opened at Caddies next Tuesday, August 15, from 5pm and everyone is welcome. The exhibition will remain on show until August 31.


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