The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Painted clay pots on display at New Zero Art Gallery

An exhibition of 60 clay pots painted by 10 artists is being held at New Zero Art Space in Yangon from March 23 to 25.

A painted clay pot is displayed at the ‘What’s Up’ exhibition at New Zero Art Space in Yangon from March 23 to 25. Photo: SuppliedA painted clay pot is displayed at the ‘What’s Up’ exhibition at New Zero Art Space in Yangon from March 23 to 25. Photo: Supplied

The show, titled “What’s Up”, is the brainchild of artist Thada Nyo, who said that for years she had been obsessed with the idea of painting on clay pots but has only recently realised her desire.

“All Myanmar women are familiar with pots made of clay, earth and glaze. When we were young, we used pots as playthings. As an artist, whenever I see plain pots, the desire to paint on them forms,” Thada Nyo said.

She proposed the idea to another artist, Aye Ko, who is also the founder of New Zero Art Space. Aye Ko accepted the suggestion and allowed her to hold an exhibition at his gallery.

“I told my fellow artists to paint on clay pots using acrylic paint. Some made up to 10 pots, and some even created installations using pots,” she said.

“It will be better if someone embraces my idea to start a painted pot business. We have finest artists and ideas.”

Other participating artists include Aung Myint, Bagyi Lynnwunna, Hantha, Weekmoteti, Min Thar Gyi, Ko Ye, Kyaw Ko Htet, Ko Aung and Yin Nan Wai.

New Zero Art Space is located at 202 Alan Pya Pagoda Road, First Floor, United Condo, Dagon township.