Eclectic gallery and meeting place for Myanmar artists
Eclectic gallery & meeting place
A vibrant and dynamic gallery and an important meeting place for the local artistic and music scene. At Pansodan established artists share wall space with young wannabes and there are literally hundreds of paintings stacked in the backrooms for those who want to browse. The selection is both eclectic and extensive. You’ll find classic paintings, abstract pieces and also a great selection of movie and pop-art posters and photography. Owner Aung Soe Min is very knowledgeable and happy to share; you’re likely to spend a bit more time in here than you originally intended…
Every Tuesday night Pansodan Gallery hosts an open gallery café night. Artists, musicians, academics and other creatives come together for a chat, a beer and some music. Also check out Pansodan Scene at 144 Pansodan Street, a recent artistic addition to the Pansodan family.This gallery/event space has a bookshop and a rooftop bar where you can get coffee, tea and smoothies.
School in a gallery
Aung Soe Min’s brother Myo Min Tun (Ko Myo to his friends) runs the ‘next door’ Last Leaf gallery. This lovely little gallery is all about education. This is the home of Greenthumb, an English-language school for underprivileged students; typically young boys and girls from the suburbs, who work at the city’s KTV houses, massage parlours and beer stations. “I started with a single student two years ago, now the centre has more than a hundred students” says Ko Myo.