Borderline Cafe, Shop & Gallery, Mae Sot, Thailand

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Borderline Café, Shop & Gallery

Borderline is a café, fair-trade handicraft shop and art gallery based in Mae Sot, Thailand, supporting Burmese migrants and refugees on the Thai-Burma border. In our shop you can also find bread made by a local baker, spreads like peanut butter made by ourselves, home made yoghurt, home made shampoo and several soaps made by friend organisations.

Our Cooking Courses are well received by all who have partaken in it and offer a chance to find out some secrets of the Burmese Kitchen.

Check out our catalog and email us your mail order!

**The catalog was made in 2010. Please email to check validity of specific prices and products. More recent product photos are available to view on Facebook.

We also invite you to host meetings and parties at Borderline! Our kitchen can provide a variety of Burmese foods and drinks, and space is provided in either our outdoor garden or the art gallery. Available during regular shop hours or in the evenings. Please email us to discuss your event needs.

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Borderline Gallery Artwork

Three Windows Exhibition

Saturday July 4, 2015, at 6 pm you are all invited to a special exhibition at Borderline Gallery. With art work from Moe Nge Nge, Saw Lasam and Kyaw Kyaw Hein.

Moe Nge Nge works in Borderlines Kitchen, gives Cooking Classes and creates art at home. She learned from Sein Sein Lin and has developped her own style.

Saw Lasam is a master with charcoal. His teacher was Saw Kennedy, who for several years was Borderlines curator.

Kyaw Kyaw Hein is a long time member of Borderline and his artwork is a window on daily life in Burma.

Visit our gallery on Saturday July 4, its starts at 6 pm and finishes at 9 pm. Burmese snacks and juices prepared by our tea garden will be served. Meet the artists and the rest of our stff and mingle with the art lovers in Mae Sot.

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Special Exhibition and Reading in the Gallery

Our Gallery has made a little change and it is now serving as a reading room as well. Sit down on pillows and read one of our many books. Our books can also be taken home or on your trip. Of course if you have another book in return, our collection will be ready for the next visitor.

For the second half of May we have hung some artwork of our group members. It is a selection of the work Borderline has in stock. You can also take a look inside the small room in the centre of the gallery. Some artwork hangs on the wall, and other work is displayed on a table. Ask staff downstairs for information.

A collaboration between Borderline artists Bo Bo, Saw Poe Dah and Win Htet

A collaboration between Borderline artists Bo Bo, Saw Poe Dah and Win Htet

My Story photo project 9

Here is press release: You are invited to celebrate the 9th annual MY STORY photo project exhibition at Borderline Gallery, Thursday, April 3, 6 - 9 pm. From Myitkina to Yangon, from Mae Tan to Mae Sot, 38 young photographers will have their work professionally framed and mounted for this show.  People at a market in Yangon, the hills of Myitkina, a girl with really long hair, a gentleman hidden behind the steam from a cook pot, these are pictures worth 1,000 words. Prints are for sale, with half the proceeds going to the photographer and half back to the project for the purchase of new cameras. Please visit msppa.org and 'like' us on Facebook.

You are invited to celebrate the 9th annual MY STORY photo project exhibition at Borderline Gallery, Thursday, April 3, 6 – 9 pm.
From Myitkina to Yangon, from Mae Tan to Mae Sot, 38 young photographers will have their work professionally framed and mounted for this show. People at a market in Yangon, the hills of Myitkina, a girl with really long hair, a gentleman hidden behind the steam from a cook pot, these are pictures worth 1,000 words.
Prints are for sale, with half the proceeds going to the photographer and half back to the project for the purchase of new cameras.
Please visit www.msppa.org and ‘like’ us on Facebook.

SUNSHINE AGAIN

The floodwaters have receded from Mae Sot town, and the rain has been lighter for a couple weeks. Borderline invites you to enjoy “SUNSHINE AGAIN” with our newest gallery exhibition from August 15th-31st. Due to various circumstances, this year Borderline did not throw an anniversary party. However, in conjunction with our 9th anniversary, Borderline Gallery proudly presents a beautiful exhibition by one of Mae Sot’s most popular artists, Sein Sein Lin. Sein Sein Lin will donate 50% of proceeds to the Emergency Assistance and Relief Team, which is working with those in Karen State displaced by the recent flooding. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to funding for food and clean water while also buying a unique piece of art. Sein Sein Lin works with batik, watercolor and acrylic to express the quiet beauty and lush growth of rainy season. She is always happy to speak to guests at the exhibition and explain her inspiration. Please feel free to chat with the artist at her show! As usual, Borderline will provide delicious Burmese refreshments from our Tea Garden. We look forward to seeing you this Thursday, August 15th to celebrate Sein Sein Lin’s gorgeous artwork as well as Borderline’s 9 years in Mae Sot!