Myanmar's lacquerware tradition is believed to have started in Bagan in the 12th or 13th century and the region remains the national epicenter of the industry today.
20 The News For 20 May 2018
Bagan's last remaining bottle painter would love to pass the delicate craft on to a new generation. But he says tastes are changing.
Modern, traditional creations by 13 designers to be on show for two days in Yangon.
Young show more interest in gadgets than 1,000-year-old art form.
Artist Khin Zaw Latt puts his time, energy and money into developing Myanmar’s art scene. He hopes the government will do the same.
Concerts, stand-up comedy, book sales and art exhibitions – all in Yangon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
Tour four sites in Yangon to get a feel for how the traditional New Year was celebrated in years gone by
“I don’t like to define my paintings at all. Perhaps they think [paintings] are valuable only when they represent something," said Soe Naing.
A Lethwei fight, cartoon festival, concerts and more – all in Yangon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
A beach party, music fest, pencil painting and branding seminar — all in Yangon this week, as picked by The Irrawaddy.
The new exhibit aims to inspire a new generation of artists by screening a few classics from Myanmar cinema stretching back to the 1950s over the next few weeks.
Min Kyi dedicated his life to his art, now on display at the National Museum in Yangon.
Thar Gyi stopped painting what was popular and started following his inspiration.
Local rock star Kyar Pauk showcases his art at his first solo exhibition.
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