One of the most rewarding things to do when visiting Phuket Town is to search out and admire its street art murals. You’ll easily find the famous Red Tortoise and the Lion at the entrance to the Chinese shrine, as well as ‘Uncle’ and ‘Auntie’ selling o-taw if you wander through Phuket Old Town but there are new additions this year from local young artists as the ‘So Phuket’ team opens up opportunities for artists.
Miss Four, from ‘4studio’ the leader of ‘Street Art Season 2’ project talks about the additions: “This is the second project, continuing on from last year. As you may know last year, ‘So Phuket’ invited famous artists from different places. But this year we preferred to have local artists paint murals such as the portrait of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Dibuk Road. It’s very touching and popular with both Thais and visitors. So, this is inspiring 4studio to produce more good work by local students and young artists. Each piece was inspired by the artists’ childhood memories and influenced by Phuket culture, food, and ceremonies.”