Emma Talbot Wins Max Mara Art Prize for Women
Max Mara, Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti are delighted to announce Emma Talbot as the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women. This prestigious prize supports UK-based female artists who have not previously had a major solo exhibition.
The London-based artist works in painting, sculpture, installation, and drawing. Her practice investigates personal narrative, inner landscapes, and our relationship with nature and technology.
As the winner Talbot will spend six months in Italy on a bespoke residency planned for later this year, creating a new body of work to be shown in 2021 first at the Whitechapel Gallery and then at the Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, and many other camps in Thailand have closed their doors due to the current Coronavirus situation, which apart from resulting in unspeakable hardship for the elephants, could seriously hurt Thailand’s tourism industry in the future if no support is forthcoming soon. This is the opinion of Saengduean “Lek” Chailert, owner of Elephant Nature Park and founder of Save Elephant Foundation, who believes many of the closures will be permanent. “I have been to visit many of the camps and the situation is very serious”, she says. “The elephants have been chained up since the tourists stopped coming. They are very stressed and upset. Some have started to attack each other from being chained up all day and several have bite wounds as they are fighting over food. The pregnant elephants are also stressed and not doing well at all.” What does that mean for the future? “If there is no support forthcoming to keep them safe, the elephants will either starve to death or may be put onto the streets to beg. Alternatively, some may be sold to zoos and some may be returned to the logging business (which officially banned the use of elephants in 1989 due to its cruel nature). It's a very bleak outlook unless some financial help is received immediately,” says Lek. At Elephant Nature Park, which houses more than 3000 animals, many disabled or emotionally unstable, a frantic fund-raising effort is underway for food and medical needs. Some of the elephants need intensive, regular veterinary care. On her Facebook post today, Lek thanks donors, saying: “I have been in touch with more than 30 elephant camp owners to help them find a way out. My ability to help these animals is an extension of your generosity, I cannot do it without your help. There is no amount too big or too small to impact the lives of these animals. 100% of each donation is tax deductible and goes directly to Elephant Nature Park. I will share these donations with elephants in other camps as appropriate.” HOW TO DONATE TRUNKS UP (https://jointrunksup.org) is a certified supporting organization which is currently MATCHING all donations, dollar for dollar, up to US$45,000. Donations can be made via the site. Where the money will go: US$30 will feed an elephant for a day US$20 will feed a dog or cat for one week US$10 will feed a pig, cow or buffalo for one week US$8 will feed a monkey for one week US$5 will feed a rabbit for one week
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, many countries have imposed travel and immigration restrictions which have an impact on Bangkok Airways flights. In addition, Thai government has approved to postpone Songkran holidays which falls on 13-15 April 2020 until further notice in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Thailand. Bangkok Airways announces ticket handling policy for passengers, holding Bangkok Airways’ tickets issued worldwide on or before 17 March 2020 with travelling period until 30 April 2020, who no longer wish to travel will have the following options; 1. Reservation change (rebook) All tickets issued on or before 17 March 2020 with travelling period until 30 April 2020 are allowed to rebook for a new travelling date up to 31 March 2021 without rebooking fee/ no show fee. Fare difference due to different booking class (RBD) is payable upon reissuance. All group booking, reservation, deposit made or paid on or before 17 March 2020 with travelling period until 30 April 2020 are allowed to rebook in the same booking code (PNR) for a new travelling date up to 31 March 2021 without rebooking fee. Fare difference due to different booking class (RBD) is payable upon reissuance. 2. Route Change (Reroute) All tickets issued on or before 17 March 2020 with travelling period until 30 April 2020 are allowed to reroute for a new travelling date up to 31 March 2021 without rerouting fee. The fare difference, fuel surcharges and taxes are payable on reissuing of new tickets. 3. Refund Policy All refund applications for the tickets issued on or before 17 March 2020 with travelling period until 30 April 2020 will be eligible for full refund (no fee) when a supporting document, such as government’s travel restriction, a cancellation of incoming flights, a doctor certificate and etc. is submitted for consideration. Passengers who booked their tickets through travel agencies are advised to contact their agents for assistance. Passengers who booked their tickets directly through Bangkok Airways may contact Bangkok Airways call center 1771 or +662-2706699 (24 hrs) or contact Bangkok Airways Sales Offices nationwide and overseas.
The Siam Adventure Club family recently gave a heartwarming welcome to their newest family member, Rascal the Bulldog. This cute and cuddly British Bulldog will be one of the first characters that will greet guests as they step into the premises of Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort. Rascal, a lovable and charismatic puppy, is sure to bring smiles & happiness to both adults and children alike, spreading joy all around with her bubbly nature. Every morning, Rascal can be spotted with her best friends, Elfie and Eloise as they bring cheers to all families who are enjoying breakfast. After getting her daily dose of affection, Rascal starts enjoying her fun-filled day, exploring all the wonderful amenities that the resort has to offer. It’s not a surprise that she is becoming everyone's friend. As the newest addition to the Siam Adventure Club family, Rascal is definitely finding her feet in this new atmosphere whilst brightening everyone’s day. Her charismatic presence at the resort forges a new and unique hospitality experience for all guests to treasure their unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. For more information on Siam Adventure Club: https://siamadventureclub.com