“Lost and Found: The Elephant in the Room” Art Exhibition by Millie Young

by Expat Life

At Neilson Hays Library on 2nd, August to 1st, September 2019 at 9:30-17:00 Tuesday – Sunday

Opening Night on August 4 from 17:00 to 20:00

A combination of Millie Young’s drawings and animation work, this exhibition explores the artist’s ideas and reflections on our obsession with anthropomorphising the elephant in Thailand and her desire to remind us that they are beautiful sentient beings that deserve better from us.

There will be a series of prints that echo a Victorian style of scientific studies demonstrating the animation sequences in a series of 24 images per print, an homage to Eadweard Muybridge the photographer who is credited with developing photographic sequences of motion. The main feature is a 360o projection experience in the Rotunda room that will be screened during lunch hours, in the late afternoon after school on weekdays, and at weekends.

The artists will be available at the screenings for questions and screenings can also be booked for groups at least two days in advance. The work is part of the study in 360o animation which Millie is developing as part of her research study on her PhD Design (International) at Silpakorn University.

Millimation’s Animation Workshop was started by Millie Young in 1994 in Brighton UK creating animation and films by, with, and for the community. ‘Tally Bloody ho!’ won the Arts Council 1999 ‘Taped Up’ award. From 2000 she began to research about Thai elephants and mahouts; continuing to revisit and build a reputation as an elephant artist.

In 2007 Millie transferred to live in Thailand. Her MA graduation animation ‘Mere Wife’ was screened at the World Bangkok Film Festival 2008, becoming pivotal to her current animation lecturer position at Mahidol University International College. Her research work has explored various aspects of oral history, national identity, Thai animation history and independent animation.


She has had various exhibitions in Thailand including ‘Dialogic Death at BACC part of the Dialogic exhibition 2011; her elephant paintings in Displacement and Misplacement solo exhibition in 2012 at Mahidol University Learning Resources Centre and Ayutthaya National Art Museum and Gallery; and in Trunkated Tales solo exhibition at the Neilson Hays Library in 2015.

Currently Millie is a PhD candidate at Silpakorn University focusing on storytelling in hand drawn animation in the 360o projection paradigm.

For more information email : Millie Young [email protected]

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