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.
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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
Posted: May 20th, 2014 under Borderline news.
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.
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Posted: March 31st, 2014 under Exhibitions, General.
2013 is the eighth year that the MY STORY photo project has exhibited work from its photo workshops at Borderline Gallery. We are excited to welcome work from Nat and Susan Tileston’s students for another year.
This year, workshops were held with Puzzlebox Art Studio & Kick-Start Art staff from Mae Sot; community workers in Pyin Oo Lwin, Burma; women from the Pa-O Women’s Union in Mae Hong Son; and Tibetan refugees at a transit school in McLeodganj, India. You will be astounded by the imagination these students showed. Jack Kerouac, a famous American writer from the 1950s, once told photographer Robert Frank, ‘You got eyes!’. We can say the same for this year’s photographers: ‘They got eyes!’
Please join us for the opening of MY STORY Photo Project 8 on Thursday, April 4th, 6 – 9 pm. We will have delicious refreshments from Borderline’s Tea Garden as usual. The young artists from Mae Sot will be at the exhibition early if you’d like to chat with them.
Prints are for sale, with half the proceeds going to the photographer and half going to the project for the purchase of new cameras.
MY STORY photo project would like to thank the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives for its support of the workshops with Kick-Start Art and the Pa-O Women’s Union. And of course a great big THANKS to the 36 photographers!
Posted: April 2nd, 2013 under Exhibitions.