Phare Creative Studio puts together Fourth of July tribute for US embassy

Publication date 26 July 2021 | 19:56 | ICT

The animated video opens with a mellow musical melody played on a traditional Khmer stringed instrument called a Tro, awakening actors whose bodies are entirely covered with paintings of flowers that blink and sparkle like fireflies as a



  • From bullets to bangles: Artisans make jewellery from war remnants

    Thu, 10 Jun 2021 | 11:25

    In the craft alley of Wat Bo Road located in a part of downtown Siem Reap that was once bustling with tourists, a social enterprise workshop employs local craftsmen who are turning used bullet shells into modern jewellery under the name Chan Alanka.

  • Penh Art Fair 2021 now at FT Gallery

    Wed, 9 Jun 2021 | 10:49

    The Penh Art Fair 2021 has officially kicked-off at FT Gallery, with the soft opening held in early June. This year’s fair showcases around 100 works from 36 local and international artists.

  • Bids on Mona Lisa replica set to raise up to $365,000 in Paris sale

    Tue, 8 Jun 2021 | 04:13

    A replica of the Mona Lisa which was passionately defended by its owner in the 1960s as the original Leonardo de Vinci canvas is to go on sale this week in Paris, where it is expected to raise up to €300,000 ($365,000).

  • NYC artist gives away pics via treasure hunt

    Sun, 30 May 2021 | 04:38

    Filmmaker Zack Obid trembles with excitement: he has just found a miniature work of art during a treasure hunt that an American artist organizes every week in his Brooklyn neighbourhood.

  • ‘White grandma’ captivates people

    Wed, 26 May 2021 | 10:27

    In an art gallery in Phnom Penh there is a peaceful portrait of an elderly woman with pale skin dressed all in white that has captured the heart of many who’ve seen it, leaving them wondering about her identity and the circumstances of her life.

  • Phare wins three international awards for their record-setting marathon circus performance

    Sun, 9 May 2021 | 07:33

    Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famed Battambang circus with its attached circus arts and art school and community programmes, has just won three international awards – two Stevie Awards and one from the Hermes Creative Awards.

  • Art of Sharing painting exhibition true to its name, raising $60k for local NGOs

    Wed, 5 May 2021 | 09:46

    In these difficult times where the importance of caring, showing kindness and sharing matters more than ever, artists Chea Serey and Adana Mam-Legros felt the need to demonstrate the principles of hope and solidarity to people by integrating their art into an act of sharing

  • London-educated Cambodian artist chooses to pursue career at home

    Mon, 5 Apr 2021 | 08:33

    From Phnom Penh to London to Kampot town and then back to the Kingdom’s capital, a young Cambodian woman, Tyta Buth, now finds herself flourishing in Phnom Penh’s arts scene.

  • Handwoven straps give helping hand

    Mon, 29 Mar 2021 | 10:25

    If you’re looking to make a fashion statement with the straps for your camera or bag and you’d like something colourful, handmade and local to Cambodia instead of the usual mass-produced monochromatic imported junk – then look no further than Cambodian company Daiku and their line of products.

  • World’s ‘largest art canvas’ sells for $62M: organisers

    Thu, 25 Mar 2021 | 09:20

    Work by British artist Sacha Jafri consisting of the world’s largest painting on canvas has been sold for $62 million at an auction in Dubai, organisers said on March 23.