Elysha Rei is the Flying Arts Program Coordinator, and has been instrumental in getting the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange off of the ground. Here she gives some background on the area in which Flying Artist Mary Barron will be spending her eight week residency. Read her first journal article.
Sam Rit Residency 2016
‘The Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange Project is off to a flying start! Landing in the Kingdom of Thailand just before New Years I was greeted with the warmth of tropical weather and the kindness of village locals anticipating the arrival of artist Mary Elizabeth Barron.
In January and February 2016, Queensland’s Flying Arts Alliance is undertaking a cultural exchange and artist residency in Sam Rit Region in North Eastern Thailand, supported by Australia through the former Australia-Thailand Institute, now merged into the Australia-ASEAN Council, and part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.