UOB Thailand calls for entries to its Painting of the Year competition

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UOB Thailand has launched the 13th UOB Painting of the Year (POY) Competition and invites established and emerging Thai artists to enter Thailand’s only regional art competition. This year’s event will focus on supporting localartists in the changing art world. 

At the launch, UOB Thailand held a sharing session to discuss the intrinsic value of art and the adoption of digital trends and technology by artists in order to connect with a wider and more diverse group of audiences without the limitations of physical locations. The session was joined by with UOB POY alumni artist, Mr Vachira Kornthong, the winner of the 12th UOB POY Competition, and Mr Kiatanan Iamchan, a successful Thai artist in the digital art scene. 

Ms Dhornratana Olanhankij, Executive Director, Country Head of Strategic Communications and Brand,UOB Thailand, said, “Art plays an essential role in enriching our lives and bringing our communities together. For more than a decade, UOB Thailand has been successfully uncovering, nurturing and promoting local artistic talents in Thailand through the annual UOB POY Competition and art outreach programmes. As the leading patron of the arts in Asia, we realise that artists need to adapt themselves to thrive in the changing art scene driven by the rapid adoption of digital technology. This year’s programme identity highlights the theme of ‘optimism’ and how UOB has been strengthening the social fabric in the communities we operate. We hope the UOB POY platform continues to help Thai artists and the local community to realise the power of art as we forge a sustainable future for the visual art scene in Thailand.”

Call for 13th UOB POY competition entries

Similar to last year, artists can submit all entries digitallyThe UOB POY submission is open from today until 15 August 2022It is open to all Thailand citizens and permanent residents. The winners of the 13th UOB POY will be announced at an awards ceremony on 11 October 2022. The top winner from Thailand will then compete with the winners from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore for the coveted UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award.The country winners from the UOB Painting of the Year competition will also be considered for a month-long residency programme at the renowned Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan. To submit artworks, please visit www.uob.co.th/poy      

UOB Thailands art outreach programme 

To help local artists adapt themselves and tap digital technology to connect to a wider audience as part of its art outreach programme, UOB Thailand will be rolling out a series of knowledge sharing sessions through two online tutorials and virtual art roadshow to help them keep up with the changing art scene.

Through these sessions, the established and emerging artists will gain the knowhow on adopting digital technology to market and profile their artworksThai artists will also have opportunities to learn from renowned Thai artists about their unique art techniques and work approaches that brought them success in their art collaboration with the leading brands

These sharing sessions will be available to all from June to August 2022 on www.facebook.com/uob.th andwww.uob.co.th/uobandart    

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