Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort | Phuket Trickeye Museum
Located in historic Phuket Town, once the epicentre of trade and culture on Phuket, the Phuket Trickeye Museum is Southern Thailand’s first and only interactive art centre. Hundreds of three-dimensional artworks by local and foreign artists are housed in this equally extraordinary 3000 square metre building which was originally built as a movie theatre and one of very few entertainment venues available on the island prior to Phuket’s rise as an internationally popular resort destination.
The interactive artworks are mainly inspired by the French Trompe-l'œil technique, art that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the artworks exist in three dimensions. This technique originated in the Baroque period, referring to perspectival illusionism, and known to solicit further discovery from the viewer thereby stimulating creativity and imagination.
Interactive art pieces are distributed throughout five major zones; ‘Classic in Flame’, ‘U Variety’, ‘Highlights’, ‘Ancient Time’, and ‘Body Move’. The ‘Classic in Flame’ zone feature timeless artworks like Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ and Van Gogh’s self-portrait and ‘Starry Night’ are presented in three-dimensional parody while a replica of the famous ‘Sioux Falls’ is housed at the ‘Highlights’.
The Phuket Trickeye Museum is also a great place to start a fascinating exploration of old Phuket Town and its streets that are clogged with 100-year-old shop-houses of Sino-Portuguese architecture. From here one can also visit arty coffee shops, galleries, and temples. The landmark Phuket Clock Tower, itself a subject of local lore, is only several metres away. The Old Town also features an infusion of trendy art, music and food that attract a very hip local and foreign crowd.
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Open Daily from 09.00 – 21.00 hrs (20.00 hrs Last Admission)
130/1 PhangNga Road, Taladyai, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand
Tel : 076 212 806 | Fax : 076 212 807 | Mobile : 090 065 8822
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