My Bangkok exhibition at the Rotunda Gallery opened with a fitting speech by Miles Kupa the Australian Ambassador for Thailand. Sixty Antarctic works were displayed in this small but very attractive Gallery. The show generated alot of press including a short TV interview I did for the popular Thai-Oz talk show which is broadcast throughout S. E Asia. What enlivened the opening for me personally was the appearance of old friends arriving from Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing!
Bangkok will be a pit-stop for me for the first half of 2002 as trips are planned to all four directions of the compass. I have returned to my previous Bangkok studio over the Chao Phraya river in Thon Buri. Dislocated drawings and preparations for various solo exhibitions have kept me busy as well as being included in a group show of primarily Thai artists at the new Chai Sri gallery here in Bangkok. As usual the excellent Thai food is keeping me happy. Green paw paw salad, fresh tamarind pods, spicy offal soups and guave juice all served with that not so delicious side dish of mega-city smog.