News and Views

  • Zay Zay Htut: The Artist with the locks

    posted on Wednesday, 17 February 2016

    Myanmar Features Zay Zay Htut, on of River Gallery's artists in this article, whic is one of a series tracking down Myanamar's most interesting contemporary artist.


  • Burmese artists caught in self-censorship

    posted on Thursday, 24 December 2015

    People in the Myanmar art world speak, including River Gallery owner Gill Pattison, speak with journalist Chloe Carlens about how Myanmar artists are reacting as they emerge from the era of censorship.


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  • Aung Ko and Nge Lay featured in Asia Contemporary Art Week in New York

    posted on Sunday, 01 November 2015

  • Artists learn about 10/10 Exhibition with River Gallery's 10th birthday

    posted on Thursday, 30 July 2015

    Artists learn about 10/10 Exhibition with River Gallery's 10th birthday coming up in November of this year, we are preparing to celebrate with a special exhibition of River Gallery artist's work.

    Gill is here briefing the artists, telling them they can produce whatever they like, as long as it is something completely new. She asked them to think about Art event styles, subjects and media.

    We are all looking forward to seeing what Myanmar's favorite contemporary artists can, come up with when faced with this new challenge. Exhibition details to follow.

  • Artist Aung Myint creates painting for Singapore Bank UOB's new office in Yangon.

    posted on Monday, 06 July 2015

    Aung Myint has painted one of this iconic "Mother and Child" works for UOB, as it opens its first office in Myanmar.  UOB is involved in promoting the arts and artists in Hong Kong and Singapore; we hope they will develop a program for Myanmar too.

  • Nikkei Asian Review - "Creativity Blooms in Myanmar, Along with Democracy"

    posted on Sunday, 17 May 2015

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  • Arts and culture - changes afoot in Yangon.

    posted on Tuesday, 03 March 2015

    This recent article in the UK's Guardian newspaper gives a quick tour around some of the new possibilities for self expression and entertainment in Yangon these days.  Our two River Galleries get a mention along with Ko Aung at Pansodan Scene and the Nawaday Tharlar Gallery.

  • River Gallery artist Zon Ei Phyu talks to Myanmar Times about her life and art.

    posted on Monday, 03 November 2014

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  • My Yangon Magazine talks to Gill Pattison about the art scene in Myanmar

    posted on Wednesday, 29 October 2014

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  • Exhibition of Censored Myanmar Art in Hong Kong

    posted on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

    Showing in Hong Kong from October 22nd to November 9th, a ground breaking show of 50 works created over the last 40 years which have fallen foul of Myanmar censors, and were banned in the country.  Click the link below to read more about the origins of the show and the artists and artworks featured.