Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 10 September, 2019

Greetings:

Thursday 12, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist talk by Prak Dalin.  “Her works are inspired by nature and the process of conveying that into visual art and installation. She experiments with different art media and focuses on unconventional aspects of the material.”  In Khmer with English translation.
More info

Sunday 15, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Passing on Being Passive, an exhibition by Chan Pisey, Choun Sopheap, Steve Porte and other Cambodian artists and photographers. “A new generation of women living in Cambodia today has struggles for gender equality and to overcome stereotypes.”
More info

Monday 16, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

 


In brief: new and returning…


Thursday 12, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist talk by Prak Dalin.
More info

Sunday 15, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Passing on Being Passive, an exhibition by Chan Pisey, Choun Sopheap, Steve Porte and other Cambodian artists and photographers.
More info

Monday 16, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink and Draw – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

At Bophana Center, She’s Dressing Up, an exhibition by artist Chan Sophorn and costume designer Sambath Udom.  “She’s Dressing Up wants to describe the beauty of women and jewelries, with a mix of art, such as clothing, and paintings. The exhibition also wants to showcase the creative work of the artists and it is a common message between the artists to come together regardless their different skills.”  Until October 5.
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At Cloud, Senses, a mixed media fine art show by Chris Stewart.  “Senses is all about exploring how photography can affect all of the senses, not just the visual. Space, touch, emotion, sound and even taste can be explored using photography, which can be enhanced using mixed media. This artistic exploration uses photography as the base, moving into new dimensions. Senses takes what you know about photography and expands it beyond what can simply be seen.”
More info

Promenade (On a stroll) with street artist, photographer, stage decorator, writer and musician Bob Passion at the French Institute – giant sculptures of paper and photo-montage plus live music.
More info

At KBach Gallery on Sundays, Selap Art Sunday Sessions promise a succession of art workshops, exhibitions, performance, food and drink.  A family friendly event.
More info

At Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, Her Sounds, a multimedia research project and exhibition by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe, “celebrating the passion, persistence, and power of Cambodia’s women artists through image, sound, and story.”  Until November 25.
More info

At the House of Scott (St 228), Open Studio Cambodia presents Lavy Long’s second solo exhibition. “The group of curated watercolor landscapes provide insights into past iterations of his life such as his time as professional Khmer kickboxer and tuk tuk driver.”  Until October 17.
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
More info

At Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, How do I look?, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Sovan Philong Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

Dance:

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Other:

The Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

Art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane. “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
More info

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 27 August, 2019

Greetings:

On Saturday 31, Promenade (On a stroll) with street artist, photographer, stage decorator, writer and musician Bob Passion at the French Institute – giant sculptures of paper and photo-montage plus live music from The Schkoots.  From 6.30 pm.
More info

There is an audition call this Saturday 31 by the Phnom Penh Players at KBach Gallery, for 3 Steps to Supernova, an original production, “a psychological drama that focuses on the protagonist’s ability to deal with a life altering event.”  From noon to 4 pm.
More info

At KBach Gallery on Sunday 1 – and Sundays thereafter – Selap Art Sunday Sessions promise a succession of art workshops, exhibitions, performance, food and drink.  A family friendly event.
More info

Monday 2, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Children’s performing arts courses at Brighton Stage – now open for new enrolments with term one commencing Saturday 31.

Coming soon:

  • Resilience 2.0, a dance performance by Belle (Chumvan Sodhachivy) at the French Institute, September 4
  • Senses, a mixed media fine art show by Chris Stewart at Cloud, September 6

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

 


In brief: new and returning…


Saturday 31, 6.30 pm at the French Institute, Promenade (On a stroll) with street artist, photographer, stage decorator, writer and musician Bob Passion – giant sculptures of paper and photo-montage.
More info

Saturday 31, 4 pm at KBach Gallery, auditions for an original production by the Phnom Penh Players, 3 Steps to Supernova.
More info

Sunday 1, 12 pm, Selap Art Sunday Session, a family friendly arts event.
More info

Monday 2, 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

At Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, Her Sounds, a multimedia research project and exhibition by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe, “celebrating the passion, persistence, and power of Cambodia’s women artists through image, sound, and story.”  Until November 25.
More info

At Cloud, a photographic exhibition, The Dope Show, by Peterson Khim Rattanak.
More info

At Meta House, I want to study, an exhibition of photographs by Samuel Hocking. “The project “I Want to Study”, began two years ago. It looks at six young Cambodians from lower socio-economic and disadvantaged backgrounds and the challenges they face in pursuit of an education. They give a face to the real human issues that confront Cambodian youth today and transform mere statistics to young lives that really matter.”
More info

At the House of Scott (St 228), Open Studio Cambodia presents Lavy Long’s second solo exhibition. “The group of curated watercolor landscapes provide insights into past iterations of his life such as his time as professional Khmer kickboxer and tuk tuk driver.”  Until October 17.
More info

Bophana Center presents Alive, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak. “A journey of discovery has taken the artist Kim Hak from his home town of Battambang to other parts of Cambodia and on to Australia and New Zealand. In 2018, with support from the Rei Foundation, Kim Hak spent time with 12 Cambodian families now in New Zealand, documenting their personal objects that hold the stories from their journey in surviving the Khmer Rouge and refugee camps and then resettling far from their homeland.”
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
More info

At Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, How do I look?, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Sovan Philong Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Influence, a solo exhibition by Srun Rida, guest curated by Moeng Meta. “Srun Rida’s practice is both a processing of memories and a documenting of what happens in the past and now. In his new work presented in this exhibition, Influence, he continues his practice by observing the daily’s life in Cambodia. He became interested in objects and how people use them in everyday life.”  Until 11 September.
More info

At Chinese House, Dreamscapes, watercolours by Long Lavy, his debut solo exhibition. “This group of meticulous watercolor landscapes speaks of past iterations of his life, experiences lived and now gone.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

Dance:

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Other:

The Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

Art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane. “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
More info

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 20 August, 2019

Greetings:

On Wednesday 21, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, The Death Ritual, an open studio current Pisaot artist-in-residence Soojin Chang, who has spent the past six weeks researching and experimenting on new works. “Soojin Chang’s artistic practice is led by an inquiry into political and individual trauma, particularly the way these are internalised and inherited in the body schema. Her performance and video works are driven by examinations into the agency and fertility of both humans and non-humans.”
More info

On Friday 23, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, From Heritage to Heresy: selected South Asians artists’ take on urbanization, a lecture by Hadrien Diez, as part of the public programme of their current exhibition Influence by Srun Rida.    In English with Khmer translation.
More info

On Friday 23, 6 pm at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, Her Sounds, a multimedia research project and exhibition by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe, “celebrating the passion, persistence, and power of Cambodia’s women artists through image, sound, and story.”  On the morning before the exhibition, at 10 am, a forum for young women in the arts will be held, a panel discussion hosted by New Cambodian Artists at the NCA Studio.  On Saturday 24 at 10 am there will be a public lecture by Emily Howe.
More info

Also on Friday 23, from 7.30 pm, Cloud presents the launch of Ronin Rat and Ninja Cat, a comic mini-series by author/illustrator Joshua Chiang, with preview, meet-and-greet and live music.
More info

On Saturday 24, from 8 pm at Cloud, the opening of a photographic exhibition, The Dope Show, by Peterson Khim Rattanak as well as a screening of the short film Alan After Tomorrow by upcoming Khmer photographer/videographer Random – Shiro.
More info

Sunday 25 at Meta House, Creative Kids Club, an art workshop for children.  $10 per family, 2 pm – 5 pm.
More info

Monday 26, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Coming soon:

  • On a stroll with street artist, photographer, stage decorator, writer and musician Bob Passion at the French Institute, August 31 – giant sculptures of paper and photo-montage plus live music
  • Phnom Penh Players audition call, August 31 at KBach Gallery, for 3 Steps to Supernova, an original production, “a psychological drama that focuses on the protagonist’s ability to deal with a life altering event.”
  • Resilience 2.0, a dance performance by Belle (Chumvan Sodhachivy) at the French Institute, September 4

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com


In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 21, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, The Death Ritual, an open studio current Pisaot artist-in-residence Soojin Chang.
More info

Friday 23, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, From Heritage to Heresy: selected South Asians artists’ take on urbanization, a lecture by Hadrien Diez.
More info

Friday 23, 6 pm at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, Her Sounds, a multimedia research project and exhibition by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe.
More info

Friday 23, 7.30 pm, Cloud presents the launch of Ronin Rat and Ninja Cat, a comic mini-series by author/illustrator Joshua Chiang.
More info

Saturday 24, 10 am at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, a public lecture by Emily Howe as part of the exhibition Her Sounds.
More info

Saturday 24, 8 pm at Cloud, the opening of a photographic exhibition, The Dope Show, by Peterson Khim Rattanak plus screening of the short film Alan After Tomorrow by Random – Shiro.
More info

Sunday 25, 2 pm – 5 pm at Meta House, Creative Kids Club, an art workshop for children.
More info

Monday 26, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others



Exhibitions:  

At Meta House, I want to study, an exhibition of photographs by Samuel Hocking. “The project “I Want to Study”, began two years ago. It looks at six young Cambodians from lower socio-economic and disadvantaged backgrounds and the challenges they face in pursuit of an education. They give a face to the real human issues that confront Cambodian youth today and transform mere statistics to young lives that really matter.”
More info

At the House of Scott (St 228), Open Studio Cambodia presents Lavy Long’s second solo exhibition. “The group of curated watercolor landscapes provide insights into past iterations of his life such as his time as professional Khmer kickboxer and tuk tuk driver. ”
More info

At Cloud, No Need To Be Coy, an exhibition of paintings by Troy Campbell. “All of the work in this exhibition was created in my tiny ‘teacher’s apartment’ in Jeonju, South Korea, and was created entirely from Korean and SE Asian materials. Like so many journeys in my life, my journey as an English teacher began here in Phnom Penh, and my work is very much informed by the balancing of contrasts one has to do here in the Charming City.”
More info

Bophana Center presents Alive, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak. “A journey of discovery has taken the artist Kim Hak from his home town of Battambang to other parts of Cambodia and on to Australia and New Zealand. In 2018, with support from the Rei Foundation, Kim Hak spent time with 12 Cambodian families now in New Zealand, documenting their personal objects that hold the stories from their journey in surviving the Khmer Rouge and refugee camps and then resettling far from their homeland.”
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
More info

At Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, How do I look?, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Sovan Philong Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Influence, a solo exhibition by Srun Rida, guest curated by Moeng Meta. “Srun Rida’s practice is both a processing of memories and a documenting of what happens in the past and now. In his new work presented in this exhibition, Influence, he continues his practice by observing the daily’s life in Cambodia. He became interested in objects and how people use them in everyday life.”  Until 11 September.
More info

At Chinese House, Dreamscapes, watercolours by Long Lavy, his debut solo exhibition. “This group of meticulous watercolor landscapes speaks of past iterations of his life, experiences lived and now gone.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

A joint exhibition at the French Institute by Ouk Socheathy (ceramics) and Ou Vandy (sculpture). “Ouk Socheathy studied the art of ceramics at the Secondary School of Fine Arts and at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, where he specialized in the decorative arts. Most of his works are strongly inspired by the natural forms, the model of the nature of which he contemplates the organization, as well as by theravāda Buddhism and its belief in life cycles.”   “Ou Vanndy’s inspiration comes from traditional or contemporary mythologies – as evidenced by the massive bull sculpture, made entirely of recycled materials and shown in the exhibition Artistic Wanderings, now installed in front of the French Institute of Cambodia..”
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

Dance:

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Other:

The Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

Fortnightly on Wednesdays, at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
More info

New art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane. “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
More info

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 13 August, 2019

Greetings:

On Thursday 15 at Meta House, I want to study, an exhibition of photographs by Samuel Hocking. “The project “I Want to Study”, began two years ago. It looks at six young Cambodians from lower socio-economic and disadvantaged backgrounds and the challenges they face in pursuit of an education. They give a face to the real human issues that confront Cambodian youth today and transform mere statistics to young lives that really matter.”  From 6 pm.
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Also Thursday 15, 6 pm at the House of Scott (St 228), Open Studio Cambodia presents Lavy Long’s second solo exhibition. “The group of curated watercolor landscapes provide insights into past iterations of his life such as his time as professional Khmer kickboxer and tuk tuk driver. ”
More info

Also also Thursday 15, at Bophana Center, an artist talk by Kim Hak, as part of his photographic exhibition, Alive. “Hak’s work has explored a number of themes related to the cultural fabric of Cambodia, including survivor stories, the funeral of King Sihanouk, architectural documentations and also the wider changing landscape of his homeland.” From 6.30 pm.

On Saturday 17, Collin’s is hosting a beginner friendly Sip and Paint event with Zyct Artistry. “Inspire your inner artist and experience painting overlooking the city of Phnom Penh.” 3pm – 5pm, $25 includes art supplies, drinks and nibbles.
More info

Monday 19, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Last month Culture Trip published an article on 11 contemporary Cambodian artists – particularly useful if you’re just beginning to learn about the artistic scene here.

Coming soon:

  • August 23 at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, Her Sounds, a multimedia research project and exhibition by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe, “celebrating the passion, persistence, and power of Cambodia’s women artists through image, sound, and story.” Followed on August 24 by a public lecture by Emily Howe.

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com


In brief: new and returning…


Thursday 15, 6 pm at Meta House, I want to study, an exhibition of photographs by Samuel Hocking.
More info

Thursday 15, 6 pm at the House of Scott (St 228), Open Studio Cambodia presents Lavy Long’s second solo exhibition.
More info

Thursday 15, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, an artist talk by Kim Hak, as part of his photographic exhibition, Alive.

Saturday 17, 3 pm, Collin’s is hosting a beginner friendly Sip and Paint event with Zyct Artistry.
More info

Monday 19, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

At Cloud, No Need To Be Coy, an exhibition of paintings by Troy Campbell. “All of the work in this exhibition was created in my tiny ‘teacher’s apartment’ in Jeonju, South Korea, and was created entirely from Korean and SE Asian materials. Like so many journeys in my life, my journey as an English teacher began here in Phnom Penh, and my work is very much informed by the balancing of contrasts one has to do here in the Charming City.”
More info

Bophana Center presents Alive, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak. “A journey of discovery has taken the artist Kim Hak from his home town of Battambang to other parts of Cambodia and on to Australia and New Zealand. In 2018, with support from the Rei Foundation, Kim Hak spent time with 12 Cambodian families now in New Zealand, documenting their personal objects that hold the stories from their journey in surviving the Khmer Rouge and refugee camps and then resettling far from their homeland.”
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
More info

At Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, How do I look?, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Sovan Philong Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
More info

At Bong the Gallery, Keep the Faith, the first exhibition in Cambodia by Japanese graphic artist KHART, inspired by punk music his begin to draw when he was a teenager.
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Influence, a solo exhibition by Srun Rida, guest curated by Moeng Meta. “Srun Rida’s practice is both a processing of memories and a documenting of what happens in the past and now. In his new work presented in this exhibition, Influence, he continues his practice by observing the daily’s life in Cambodia. He became interested in objects and how people use them in everyday life.”  Until 11 September.
More info

At the new Meta House on St 178 near the National Museum, Buried, an exhibition of photographs from www.foundcambodia.com, an online archive of family images pre- and post-Khmer Rouge.   “UK photographer Charles Fox presents an intimate look at one family’s photographic archive buried during the Khmer Rouge, dug up and taken to the refugee camps and on to America, accruing new images, and becoming an enduring yet fragile representation of the refugee experience.”
More info

At Chinese House, Dreamscapes, watercolours by Long Lavy, his debut solo exhibition. “This group of meticulous watercolor landscapes speaks of past iterations of his life, experiences lived and now gone.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

A joint exhibition at the French Institute by Ouk Socheathy (ceramics) and Ou Vandy (sculpture). “Ouk Socheathy studied the art of ceramics at the Secondary School of Fine Arts and at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, where he specialized in the decorative arts. Most of his works are strongly inspired by the natural forms, the model of the nature of which he contemplates the organization, as well as by theravāda Buddhism and its belief in life cycles.”   “Ou Vanndy’s inspiration comes from traditional or contemporary mythologies – as evidenced by the massive bull sculpture, made entirely of recycled materials and shown in the exhibition Artistic Wanderings, now installed in front of the French Institute of Cambodia..”
More info

At the MIRAGE Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, the opening of Unsaid Things, by Romcheik 5 Collective, including work by Bor Hak, Hour Seyha, Nget Chanpenh and Mil Chankrim. “The artists are concerned with the unfathomable ways in which societies are shape by collective traumas and their work is a reflection of its impact on the psychology of the people. From depictions of surrealistic villages to malformed figures that appear torn apart by internal conflict, the artists present us with an intimate snapshot of their realities, and the memories they carry with them.” Until 19 August.
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

Dance:

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Other:

The Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

Fortnightly on Wednesdays, at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
More info

New art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane. “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
More info

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 6 August, 2019

Greetings,

PLEASE NOTE: KUMNOOH IS NO LONGER DISTRIBUTED BY EMAIL. THE NEWSLETTER WILL CONTINUE TO BE PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY HERE AT KUMNOOH.COM – TO KEEP IN TOUCH, FOLLOW THE SITE OR FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

On Thursday 8, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist talk by Soojin Chang. “Soojin Chang’s artistic practice is led by an inquiry into political and individual trauma, particularly the way these are internalised and inherited in the body schema. Her performance and video works are driven by examinations into the agency and fertility of both humans and nonhumans. Her work aims to deconstruct systems of oppression and power in order to rethink ecological destruction. She uses appropriation to challenge authorship and renegotiate representations, survival mechanisms, and immigration patterns of colonised cultures and diasporas.” In English with Khmer interpretation.
More info

Also on Thursday 8 at Chinese House, French Duets, a concert by Marina Moth, Florent Charpentier and Chloe Chaumeron, featuring voices, clarinet, violin and a guitar duo. “French Duets celebrates Marina Moth’s first visit to Cambodia after her parents moved to France before she was born. Curious about her family’s home country, she embarks on a journey to discover her roots while her passion for music holds her hand throughout this discovery.” Doors open at 7 pm.
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Also also on Thursday 8, at 7 pm, the opening of the new monthly exhibition at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, with works by photographic journalist Craig Skehan, and featuring a reading by poet Scott Bywater from his newly published long-form poem Red River from 8 pm.
More info

On Friday 9 at Cloud, the opening of No Need To Be Coy, an exhibition of paintings by Troy Campbell, featuring a reading by poet Scott Bywater, whose volumes of poetry have used Troy’s work on the cover. “All of the work in this exhibition was created in my tiny ‘teacher’s apartment’ in Jeonju, South Korea, and was created entirely from Korean and SE Asian materials. Like so many journeys in my life, my journey as an English teacher began here in Phnom Penh, and my work is very much informed by the balancing of contrasts one has to do here in the Charming City.” From 7.30 pm.
More info

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From Saturday 10 at 5 pm, KBach Gallery will host an exhibition of photographs, Underrated Heritage Buildings. “This unique photo exhibition is aimed at revealing the 50 hidden locations of Cambodia’s rarely-exposed heritage buildings from the colonial period (1863-1953) to Sangkum Reastr Niyum period (1955-1970) all over the kingdom.” Show only runs to Monday 12.
More info

At Dambaul in Siem Reap on Saturday 10, a presentation and discussion about a multimedia research project and exhibition, Her Sounds, by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe, “celebrating the passion, persistence, and power of Cambodia’s women artists through image, sound, and story.” The project will launch at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap on August 23.
More info

Monday 12, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Coming soon:

  • I want to study, an exhibition of photographs by Samuel Hocking, at Meta House from August 15. “The project “I Want to Study”, began two years ago. It looks at six young Cambodians from lower socio-economic and disadvantaged backgrounds and the challenges they face in pursuit of an education. They give a face to the real human issues that confront Cambodian youth today and transform mere statistics to young lives that really matter.”
    More info

 

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com


In brief: new and returning…


On Thursday 8, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist talk by Soojin Chang.
More info

Thursday 8, 7 pm at Chinese House, French Duets, a concert by Marina Moth, Florent Charpentier and Chloe Chaumeron, featuring voices, clarinet, violin and a guitar duo.
More info

Thursday 8, at 7 pm at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, the opening of the new monthly exhibition with works by photographic journalist Craig Skehan, and featuring a reading by poet Scott Bywater from 8 pm.
More info

Friday 9, 7.30 pm at Cloud, the opening of No Need To Be Coy, an exhibition of paintings by Troy Campbell.
More info

Saturday 10, 5 pm at KBach Gallery, an exhibition of photographs, Underrated Heritage Buildings.
More info

Saturday 10, 6.30 pm at Dambaul in Siem Reap, a presentation and discussion about a multimedia research project and exhibition, Her Sounds, by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe.
More info

Monday 12, 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

Bophana Center presents Alive, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak. “A journey of discovery has taken the artist Kim Hak from his home town of Battambang to other parts of Cambodia and on to Australia and New Zealand. In 2018, with support from the Rei Foundation, Kim Hak spent time with 12 Cambodian families now in New Zealand, documenting their personal objects that hold the stories from their journey in surviving the Khmer Rouge and refugee camps and then resettling far from their homeland.”
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
More info

At Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, How do I look?, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Sovan Philong Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
More info

At Bong the Gallery, Keep the Faith, the first exhibition in Cambodia by Japanese graphic artist KHART, inspired by punk music his begin to draw when he was a teenager.
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Influence, a solo exhibition by Srun Rida, guest curated by Moeng Meta. “Srun Rida’s practice is both a processing of memories and a documenting of what happens in the past and now. In his new work presented in this exhibition, Influence, he continues his practice by observing the daily’s life in Cambodia. He became interested in objects and how people use them in everyday life.”  Until 11 September.
More info

At the new Meta House on St 178 near the National Museum, Buried, an exhibition of photographs from www.foundcambodia.com, an online archive of family images pre- and post-Khmer Rouge.   “UK photographer Charles Fox presents an intimate look at one family’s photographic archive buried during the Khmer Rouge, dug up and taken to the refugee camps and on to America, accruing new images, and becoming an enduring yet fragile representation of the refugee experience.”
More info

At Chinese House, Dreamscapes, watercolours by Long Lavy, his debut solo exhibition. “This group of meticulous watercolor landscapes speaks of past iterations of his life, experiences lived and now gone.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

A joint exhibition at the French Institute by Ouk Socheathy (ceramics) and Ou Vandy (sculpture). “Ouk Socheathy studied the art of ceramics at the Secondary School of Fine Arts and at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, where he specialized in the decorative arts. Most of his works are strongly inspired by the natural forms, the model of the nature of which he contemplates the organization, as well as by theravāda Buddhism and its belief in life cycles.”   “Ou Vanndy’s inspiration comes from traditional or contemporary mythologies – as evidenced by the massive bull sculpture, made entirely of recycled materials and shown in the exhibition Artistic Wanderings, now installed in front of the French Institute of Cambodia..”
More info

At the MIRAGE Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, the opening of Unsaid Things, by Romcheik 5 Collective, including work by Bor Hak, Hour Seyha, Nget Chanpenh and Mil Chankrim. “The artists are concerned with the unfathomable ways in which societies are shape by collective traumas and their work is a reflection of its impact on the psychology of the people. From depictions of surrealistic villages to malformed figures that appear torn apart by internal conflict, the artists present us with an intimate snapshot of their realities, and the memories they carry with them.” Until 19 August.
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

Dance:

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Other:

The Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

Fortnightly on Wednesdays, at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
More info

New art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane. “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
More info

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for the week commencing 30 July, 2019

Greetings,

PLEASE NOTE: FROM NEXT WEEK, KUMNOOH WILL NO LONGER BE DISTRIBUTED BY EMAIL. THE NEWSLETTER WILL CONTINUE TO BE PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AT KUMNOOH.COM – TO KEEP IN TOUCH, FOLLOW THE SITE OR FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

Thursday 1, from 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Alive, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak. “A journey of discovery has taken the artist Kim Hak from his home town of Battambang to other parts of Cambodia and on to Australia and New Zealand. In 2018, with support from the Rei Foundation, Kim Hak spent time with 12 Cambodian families now in New Zealand, documenting their personal objects that hold the stories from their journey in surviving the Khmer Rouge and refugee camps and then resettling far from their homeland.”
More info

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On Thursday 1 at TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, the opening of The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.” From 6.30 pm, and including a singing performance by the artist at 7 pm.
More info

Friday 2 at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist talk by Srun Rida, part of the public program of his current exhibition Influence.   In Khmer and English translation. 6 pm start.
More info

Saturday 3 from 10 am, YK Art House host an art and yoga workshop. Limited spaces, book early.
More info

On Saturday 3, How do I look?, portraits by photographer Sovan Philong at Batia Sarem in Siem Reap. “Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
More info

From Saturday 3, N o w h e r e Art Studio is offering a six session short course, Drawing to Painting, conducted by Chov Theanly. Limited spaces, book early.
More info

Sunday 4, 2 pm – 5 pm, Meta House are hosting a Creative Kids Club art workshop. “Learn and enjoy true fun of art creation at Meta 3.0. We trust each child is a unique artist on his or her own. We facilitate their art journey with essential skills of drawing/painting techniques, imagination and creativity. Various expression and communication driven fun art projects will be explored from time to time.”
More info

Monday 5, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Last chance for the call out for artists to participate in Phsar Art 2019, a two day event at The Plantation in October, organised by N o w h e r e Art Studio.  Application deadline: July 31.

Coming soon:

  • At Chinese House, August 8, French Duets, a concert by Marina Moth, Florent Charpentier and Chloe Chaumeron, featuring voices, clarinet, violin and a guitar duo.
  • August 9 at Cloud, the opening of No Need To Be Coy, an exhibition of paintings by Troy Campbell, featuring a reading by poet Scott Bywater. “All of the work in this exhibition was created in my tiny ‘teacher’s apartment’ in Jeonju, South Korea, and was created entirely from Korean and SE Asian materials. Like so many journeys in my life, my journey as an English teacher began here in Phnom Penh, and my work is very much informed by the balancing of contrasts one has to do here in the Charming City.” 
  • KBach Gallery will host an exhibition of photographs, Underrated Heritage Buildings, August 10-12. “This unique photo exhibition is aimed at revealing the 50 hidden locations of Cambodia’s rarely-exposed heritage buildings from the colonial period (1863-1953) to Sangkum Reastr Niyum period (1955-1970) all over the kingdom.”

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.
See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Thursday 1, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, Alive, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak.
More info

Thursday 1, 6.30 pm at TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, the opening of The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia.
More info

Friday 2, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist talk by Srun Rida, part of the public program of his current exhibition Influence.
More info

Saturday 3, 10 am, YK Art House host an art and yoga workshop. Limited spaces, book early.
More info

Saturday 3, 5 pm at Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, the opening of How do I look?, portraits by photographer Sovan Philong.
More info

Sunday 4, 2 pm – 5 pm, Meta House are hosting a Creative Kids Club art workshop. More info

Monday 5, 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

At Bong the Gallery, Keep the Faith, the first exhibition in Cambodia by Japanese graphic artist KHART, inspired by punk music his begin to draw when he was a teenager.
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Influence, a solo exhibition by Srun Rida, guest curated by Moeng Meta. “Srun Rida’s practice is both a processing of memories and a documenting of what happens in the past and now. In his new work presented in this exhibition, Influence, he continues his practice by observing the daily’s life in Cambodia. He became interested in objects and how people use them in everyday life.”  Until 11 September.
More info

At the new Meta House on St 178 near the National Museum, Buried, an exhibition of photographs from www.foundcambodia.com, an online archive of family images pre- and post-Khmer Rouge.   “UK photographer Charles Fox presents an intimate look at one family’s photographic archive buried during the Khmer Rouge, dug up and taken to the refugee camps and on to America, accruing new images, and becoming an enduring yet fragile representation of the refugee experience.”
More info

At Chinese House, Dreamscapes, watercolours by Long Lavy, his debut solo exhibition. “This group of meticulous watercolor landscapes speaks of past iterations of his life, experiences lived and now gone.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

A joint exhibition at the French Institute by Ouk Socheathy (ceramics) and Ou Vandy (sculpture). “Ouk Socheathy studied the art of ceramics at the Secondary School of Fine Arts and at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, where he specialized in the decorative arts. Most of his works are strongly inspired by the natural forms, the model of the nature of which he contemplates the organization, as well as by theravāda Buddhism and its belief in life cycles.”   “Ou Vanndy’s inspiration comes from traditional or contemporary mythologies – as evidenced by the massive bull sculpture, made entirely of recycled materials and shown in the exhibition Artistic Wanderings, now installed in front of the French Institute of Cambodia.”
More info

At the MIRAGE Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, the opening of Unsaid Things, by Romcheik 5 Collective, including work by Bor Hak, Hour Seyha, Nget Chanpenh and Mil Chankrim. “The artists are concerned with the unfathomable ways in which societies are shape by collective traumas and their work is a reflection of its impact on the psychology of the people. From depictions of surrealistic villages to malformed figures that appear torn apart by internal conflict, the artists present us with an intimate snapshot of their realities, and the memories they carry with them.” Until 19 August.
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

Dance:

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Other:

The Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

Fortnightly on Wednesdays, at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
More info

New art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane. “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
More info

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 23 July 2019

Greetings,

Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 Y2K Art House is hosting a yoga and art retreat with Paddy and Veronica McGrath.
More info

At Bambu Stage in Siem Reap on Friday 26, a free concert by the Pacific Pride Choir. 6.30 pm start.
More info

Feminist Voices spoken word night returns after a break at new venue, Hey Hey! in TTP Lane on Saturday 27. A writing workshop will be held at 5 pm, followed by presentations from 7 pm. The theme is Love, Sex and She-bots.
More info

On the afternoon of Saturday 27, Kok Thlok is hosting a shadow puppetry workshop at the National Library, to pass on ancestral techniques of puppet making. Ages 12 and up. 2.30 pm start.
More info

Saturday 27 at Bong the Gallery, Keep the Faith, the first exhibition in Cambodia by Japanese graphic artist KHART, inspired by punk music his begin to draw when he was a teenager. From 7 pm.
More info

Also Saturday 27, 7 pm at Meta House, the premiere screening of documentary Angkar, by Neary Adeline Hay, with Q&A with the director to follow. “The French-Cambodian filmmaker follows Khonsaly, who confronts his former Khmer Rouge persecutors in the obscure intimacy of the village where they once lived together for four years. Oscillating between past and present, forgotten spectres re-emerge and Khonsaly’s story is finally told.”
More info

Monday 29, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

There is a call out for artists to participate in Phsar Art 2019, a two day event at The Plantation in October, organised by N o w h e r e Art Studio.  Application deadline: July 31.

Coming soon:

  • Bophana Center presents an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak, Alive, opening August 1. “A journey of discovery has taken the artist Kim Hak from his home town of Battambang to other parts of Cambodia and on to Australia and New Zealand. In 2018, with support from the Rei Foundation, Kim Hak spent time with 12 Cambodian families now in New Zealand, documenting their personal objects that hold the stories from their journey in surviving the Khmer Rouge and refugee camps and then resettling far from their homeland.”
  • From August 1 at TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The space between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear presented by Open Studio Cambodia.
  • How do I look? by Sovan Philong at Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, August 3. “Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
  • N o w h e r e Art Studio is offering a six session short course, Drawing to Painting, conducted by Chov Theanly. Limited spaces, book early. Commences August 3.
  • At Chinese House, August 8, French Duets, a concert by Marina Moth, Florent Charpentier and Chloe Chaumeron, featuring voices, clarinet, violin and a guitar duo.
  • KBach Gallery will host an exhibition of photographs, Underrated Heritage Buildings, August 10-12. “This unique photo exhibition is aimed at revealing the 50 hidden locations of Cambodia’s rarely-exposed heritage buildings from the colonial period (1863-1953) to Sangkum Reastr Niyum period (1955-1970) all over the kingdom.”

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

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In brief: new and returning…


Thursday 25Sunday 28 Y2K Art House is hosting a yoga and art retreat with Paddy and Veronica McGrath.
More info

Friday 26, 6.30 pm at Bambu Stage in Siem Reap on July 26, a free concert by the Pacific Pride Choir.
More info

Saturday 27, 5 pm, Feminist Voices spoken word night at Hey Hey! in TTP Lane, writing workshop followed by presentations from 7 pm. The theme is Love, Sex and She-bots.
More info

Saturday 27, from 2.30 pm, Kok Thlok shadow puppetry workshop at the National Library. Ages 12 and up.
More info

Saturday 27, 7 pm at Bong the Gallery, Keep the Faith, the first exhibition in Cambodia by Japanese graphic artist KHART.
More info

Saturday 27, 7 pm at Meta House, the premiere screening of documentary Angkar, by Neary Adeline Hay, with Q&A with the director to follow.
More info

Monday 29, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Influence, a solo exhibition by Srun Rida, guest curated by Moeng Meta. “Srun Rida’s practice is both a processing of memories and a documenting of what happens in the past and now. In his new work presented in this exhibition, Influence, he continues his practice by observing the daily’s life in Cambodia. He became interested in objects and how people use them in everyday life.”  Until 11 September.
More info

At Bophana Centre is an exhibition of photographs, Water is Life – Leaving No One Behind, featuring renowned Cambodian photographer Mak Remissa and young photographers.  “The aim of the exhibition is to empower youth to tell their own stories and to shine a light on issues facing in some of the hardest to reach communities in Cambodia. This exhibition also focuses our attention on some of acute challenges that lie ahead, so that our sector can begin scaling up solutions for these communities from now onwards, so that no one is left behind.”  During July, every Friday at 4pm, young photographers will speak about their work.
More info

At the new Meta House on St 178 near the National Museum, Buried, an exhibition of photographs from www.foundcambodia.com, an online archive of family images pre- and post-Khmer Rouge.   “UK photographer Charles Fox presents an intimate look at one family’s photographic archive buried during the Khmer Rouge, dug up and taken to the refugee camps and on to America, accruing new images, and becoming an enduring yet fragile representation of the refugee experience.”
More info

At Chinese House, Dreamscapes, watercolours by Long Lavy, his debut solo exhibition. “This group of meticulous watercolor landscapes speaks of past iterations of his life, experiences lived and now gone.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

A joint exhibition at the French Institute by Ouk Socheathy (ceramics) and Ou Vandy (sculpture). “Ouk Socheathy studied the art of ceramics at the Secondary School of Fine Arts and at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, where he specialized in the decorative arts. Most of his works are strongly inspired by the natural forms, the model of the nature of which he contemplates the organization, as well as by theravāda Buddhism and its belief in life cycles.”   “Ou Vanndy’s inspiration comes from traditional or contemporary mythologies – as evidenced by the massive bull sculpture, made entirely of recycled materials and shown in the exhibition Artistic Wanderings, now installed in front of the French Institute of Cambodia.”
More info

At the MIRAGE Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, the opening of Unsaid Things, by Romcheik 5 Collective, including work by Bor Hak, Hour Seyha, Nget Chanpenh and Mil Chankrim. “The artists are concerned with the unfathomable ways in which societies are shape by collective traumas and their work is a reflection of its impact on the psychology of the people. From depictions of surrealistic villages to malformed figures that appear torn apart by internal conflict, the artists present us with an intimate snapshot of their realities, and the memories they carry with them.” Until 19 August.
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

Dance:

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Other:

The Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

Fortnightly on Wednesdays, at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
More info

New art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane. “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
More info

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info