’Tis the season!

The most-awaited season of the year is here and we are ready to sleigh into this entire month of celebration. Smell the gingerbread cookies and peppermint mochas? Smells like Christmas. Bangkok may not be quite a winter wonderland, but just like every year, the city is brimming with decorations, Christmas-themed delicacies, and, of course, chilly weather that gives you the permission to enjoy a breezy wind.

As you probably want to take this occasion to spend some quality time with your loved ones, luckily, this festive month is ready to enlighten us with some thought-provoking and inspiring art exhibitions, too. Father’s Day also comes to greet us at the beginning of the month, making for a grand reason for dedicated daughters and sons to bond over some art, too.

Here, we’ve put together a list of 10 must-see exhibitions you need to visit in Bangkok this December 2019. From a projection of bold female film characters to antique coin collections, let’s see how many of these exhibitions in Bangkok you can visit before the month’s — and year’s — end.

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1
Yixing Ware and Coin Showcase

Tea lovers and coin collectors: this might just be your next favourite spot. ‘Yixing Ware and Coin Showcase’ is all about exhibiting refined tea sets, including rare Yixing wares, antique coins, gambling tokens, souvenir coins, and vintage school brooches. To encourage more knowledge and awareness on valuable collectible objects, these cultural treasures have been brought together by the Association for the Propagation and Promotion of Objects d’Art, along with the Thai Medal Association.

Address
River City Bangkok, 373/2 Charoen Krung Soi 45, Bang Rak, 10500
Website
Phone
+66 2 652 2732
Start Date
December 3, 2019
End Date
December 8, 2019
Price
Free Entry
2
HOUSE OF LA DOLCE VITA IN SCOOTER 2019

There is no denying that it’s the most festive season to paint our lives with a little bit of colour. Under the concept of “when passion meets inspiration, a scooter is born” this cafe-cum-art space will be hosting an interactive exhibition bursting with inspiration and creativity. Make sure you’ve got your camera ready to take the best shots.

Address
House of La Dolce Vita in Scooter, Warehouse 26, 108-106 Sukhumvit 24 Alley, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+66 6 5724 1572
Start Date
December 3, 2019
End Date
February 29, 2020
Price
THB 190
3
River of Change

Here’s where Thai art meets local innovation. On the banks of Chao Phraya River, experience the River of Change art exhibition by talented Thai artist Thanachai “Pod” Ujjin of Moderndog, popular manga artist Wisut Ponnimit, Siwanat Phongboonkoomlarp, and May Intarakanchit. Consider this a peaceful getaway at Avani+ and Anantara Riverside to jot down your new year’s resolutions.

Address
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, 257 1-3 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Samre, Thon Buri, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+66 2 476 0022
Start Date
December 4, 2019
End Date
January 15, 2020
Price
Free Entry
4
The Lights of Remembrance by Ekasit Rayubsang

To honour and convey his feelings of loyalty towards the late King Rama IX, Ekasit Rayubsang brings an exhibition for us this month to cherish the goodness of mankind. Just like a shining light in the darkest days of our people, the late King Rama IX brought a sparkle into people’s lives with his heart of gold — and that’s why this exhibition has been named “The Lights of Remembrance.”

Address
Number 1 Gallery, 19 Silom Rd., Soi 21, Bangrak, Bang Rak, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+66 2 630 2523
Start Date
December 7, 2019
End Date
December 28, 2019
Price
Free Entry
5
Unspoken Truths by Hélène Le Chatelier

Sometimes it’s hard to actually tell yourself the truth, even though deep down inside you know the reality. In the digital age of globalisation, where human relationships are caught between the need for freedom and security, ‘Unspoken Truths’ unfolds the layers of emotions and the fragile aspect of human bonds — even if it’s your relationship with yourself. Spend some ‘me time’, explore this exhibition, and you may find some answers you’ve been looking for.

Address
Alliance Française de Bangkok, 179 Witthayu road, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan Bangkok,
Website
Phone
+66 2 670 4200
Start Date
December 3, 2019
End Date
January 9, 2020
Price
Free Entry
6
They told me "who I am" Art exhibition

Discover yourself here and reflect upon who you really are. Artist Mariam Thidarat Chantachua curates art that allows us to visualise both sides of the coin in real life. Mariam Thidarat Chantachua digs deep by enacting how it is to live in the general public in our society and how she races life in her own terms. Find your inner voice and let it speak too.

Address
Kalwit Studio & Gallery, 119/14 Ruamrudee soi 2, Wireless Road, Lumpini , Pathumwan, Bangkok,
Website
Phone
+66 2 254 4629
Start Date
December 6, 2019
End Date
January 10, 2020
Price
Free Entry
7
SAND exhibition by Tim Pelling

Time travel to the past, discover the future, and learn everything about sand being the means to reshaping our land. This exhibition is a reality check and the bitter truth of the obstacles our Mother Earth is currently facing — river banks collapsing, fish stocks depleting, and disruption in our entire ecosystem. Stroll by to enlighten yourself at the SAND exhibition by Canadian photographer Tim Pelling.

Address
River City Bangkok, 373/2 Charoen Krung Soi 45, Bang Rak, 10500
Website
Phone
+66 2 652 2732
Start Date
December 12, 2019
End Date
February 29, 2020
Price
Free Entry
8
GIRLS in FILM - exhibition by I Peach You Alot

Who is your favourite female character? This quirky and playful exhibition is inspired by all-time favourite female film characters. You definitely peach them a lot, don’t you?

Address
Glowfish Offices, 92/4 Sathorn Thani 2 Building, 2nd Floor, North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+66 2 109 9600
Start Date
December 13, 2019
End Date
December 29, 2019
Price
Free Entry
9
Gloomy Memoir the Painting Exhibition by Wanlop Hansunthai

Stories are created from memories and capturing those memories onto the canvas is the perfect way to express your feelings. Digging into the system of perception, this exhibition is about the understanding of today’s society in every aspect — humans, non-human things, and even objects linked to society. Come by and find the answer to the hidden questions between the lines.

Address
Yorkbkk, 490/5, BTS Saphan Khwai Station (N7), Exit 2, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+66 94 560 7222
Start Date
December 14, 2019
End Date
February 14, 2020
Price
Free Entry
10
From __ to __ ; Group Exhibition Project

Remember the last time you wrote someone a greeting card? Whilst times have changed, this exhibition is a reminder that there’s no better way to express your feelings than to jot down some wise words on the 4X6 inches postcard, even without signing off your name. It’s always a delightful feeling to receive a handwritten card for you to cherish as you jump into the new year with all the good memories in your hand. Ready to write down your new year’s resolution? You know what to do.

Address
10 ml cafe gallery, 65/21 Soi Chokchai Ruammit, Vibhavadi Rangsit Road 16/6 Chomphon, Chatuchak,Bangkok,
Website
Phone
+66 8 9465 6915
Start Date
December 14, 2019
End Date
January 29, 2020
Price
Free Entry
Alisha Pawa
Writer
Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.