creativity in exile

borderline collective gallery

art & artists

introduction to our gallery

The Borderline Gallery opened in 2004 and has since offered numerous exhibition opportunities for individuals and groups of artists. All exhibitions are designed by the artists themselves.

Borderline Gallery works as a collective and 25% of the sales are used for running the Gallery, buying material and organising workshops and other activities.

On the first Thursday of each month we have a special exhibition highlighting the work of one or more artist members or artist friends, which open with a reception of food and drinks provided by the Tea Garden.

About the Artists

18 artists joined the collective in 2004, some lived and worked in Mae Sot, others across the border in Myawaddy. Most worked in factories while some had a job related to their skills, making wall paintings or people’s portraits or street signs. The collective gave the artist a place to show and possibly sell their work.
Over time the collective of artists had some changes with some moving to other countries or Yangon, while new artists arrived in Mae Sot. Now several of our artists are also teaching in the many migrant schools along the border, developing new skills and sharing their own.

The gallery space is also available to rent! Please contact us for more information.