Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture

Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture is a non profit artist initiative, a fundament strategy for community development and a service-providing program. Baan Noorg functions as an alternative interdisciplinary art program for developing contemporary art and cultural production for local and global community. It initiated programs and contributions to Nongpo community and other since 2011. Baan Noorg’s programs and activities is by-project funded by government/private institutions and foundations.

Baan Noorg runs by jiandyin (Pornpilai and Jiradej Meemalai) in partnerships with Sakarin Krue-On, Lo Shih Tung and Hsu Chia Wei

Project managers: Suphitchaya Khunchamni

Baan Noorg’ members/2018: Saran Semathong, Sareena Sattapol, Saroot Supasuthivech

Baan Noorg’ members/2016: Thanet Subsart, Kitiwan Seneewong, Sareena Sattapol, Saroot Supasuthivech

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Baan Noorg organizes 5 main divisions:

DAY OFF LABoratory, or OFF LAB is a long term alternative interdisciplinary art program based on post-studio and participatory practices. OFF LAB functions as a dynamic program to develop contemporary art and cultural production. The division was initiated in 2014 and launched with POP-UP MUSEUM (Model study for Nongpo community) project, co-organized with Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts Faculty, Thammasat University and continued with 365 days : LIFE MUSE, long term project conducted between 2015-2016, supported by and co-organized with Art Centre Silpakorn University and sponsored by Japan Foundation, Bangkok. (more info below)

Baan Noorg – NPKD

Baan Noorg – NPKD organizes Unlimited art workshop for children, Short Film Festival and NPKD Social Enterprise project at Nongpo community. There has been 2 unlimited Art Workshop for Children and Short Film Festival in 2012, 2013 and will continue in 2017. The NPKD Social Enterprise project is a long term project initiated in 2017. (more info below)

Baan Noorg Storage

Baan Noorg Storage division is a temporary store for merchandising collective artworks collected through Baan Noorg artists’ network contributions and artworks from day OFF LABoratory program for fundraising to support Baan Noorg programs and social services. Baan Noorg Storage promotes Contemporary Culture and Organic Living and serves as a service store to merchandise collective products that produced by artists in order to support well-made and quality products for better living.



Baan Noorg Classroom 

Baan Noorg Classroom provides art/art related education programs: talks/lectures/workshop/studio practices for general people. Programs mostly are short term study. Recent program/2016 :

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Baan Noorg Residency program

Baan Noorg currently offers short term residency program by invitation. This year the residency program is part of 365 Days : LIFE MUSE (Model study for Nongpo community’s foreign labours), DAY OFF LABoratory # 2, interdisciplinary and collaborative art project by Baan Noorg, 2015-2016

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Orchid Sound project, 2014
Work title: Orchid Composition #3
HD video one channel on screen, color, sound, 30”

Watch Orchid Composition on Vimeo:


Exhibition Venue: installation at Taitung Museum, Taitung ,Taiwan
Date: Sep.28~ Oct. 1

Orchid Composition #3 is an exploration of the children’s thought and imagination towards the future of Orchid Island* in the next 10 years / the artists have summarized the stories into a manifesto / it was then sent to the community to translate into native language / finally, the Roman pinyin manifesto was sent to a native people to sing.

Orchid Island (Lan Yu), an island where, an indigeneous Tao people, the Yami ethnics have lived there for generations, were once self-reliant, made everything by themselves, now get overrun by modern technology and economy and facing the nuclear power waste threatening eversince the nuclear power plant was built in 1970.

Project Producer
Taitung County Cultural Affairs Department

Sandy Hsiu Chih Lo

Related link:


day OFF LABoratory’s past projects 

2015 – 2016

Artistic Research and Contemporary Art Exhibition

365 Days : LIFE MUSE (Model study for Nongpo community’s foreign labour)

365 Days: LIFE MUSE, an Artists in Residence for Artistic Research and Contemporary Art Exhibition Project, has been created with the aim to develop interdisciplinary arts to deliver the message on the vision pertaining the conflict of diaspora and laboured-migration issues and the potentials that these issues could be portrayed through arts. The project has designed collaborative and learning platform including social, humanity-oriented, artistic activities through artworks by 22 Thai, ASEAN and international based artists and researchers. This is in collaboration with the community and Myanmar labourers living in the community and the vicinity in order to address open-end questions over the cultural paradox under the notion of “non-multiculturalism of the multiculturalism”.

The day OFF LABoratory program operates annual and launched its first edition in 2013, Artists in residence for artistic research and contemporary art exhibition Pop Up Museum (Model Study for Nongpo Community) project, and followed by OFF LAB # 2, Artists in residence for artistic research and contemporary art exhibition 365 days: LIFE MUSE (Model Study for Nongpo Community’s Foreign Labour) project. This is a one-year project from 2015 to 2016, which is an ongoing project with an aim to generate learning process, reduce the gap of cultural diversity and exchange the contemporary art experience amongst international, ASEAN and Asian participants with the initiative of a residency program. Thai and international artists from Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia as well as Germany, Austria and France were invited to stay in the community, developed artistic research and artworks with community members and the Myanmar labourers who reside and legally work in Nongpo and the vicinity.  The participants have joined and collaborated in the process of project development every two months throughout the course of one-year time. Two artists are invited to develop their work in the community having three weeks on each sessions of residency. This project is originated by Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture.

The project is supported by Art Centre of Silpakorn University and the Japan Foundation, Bangkok in associated with institutions within the community and abroad : Open Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, Taiwan, 98B Collaboratory, Manila, Philippines, WAFT LAB, Surabaya, Indonesia, Nongpo Temple, Nongpo Temple Community School and Nongpo District community members. The result of the artistic-research, the contemporary art exhibition, live performance and forum for 365 Days: LIFE MUSE (Model study for Nongpo community’s foreign labour) are held at the Art Centre of Silpakorn University, Thapra campus,  Bangkok and the experimental space of Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture, Nongpo District, Ratchaburi. (more photos on

Curators : jiandyin (Jiradej and Pornpilai Meemalai)
Assistant Curator : Suphitchaya Khunchamni

Project mapping : Chaw Su and Kyaw Moe (Myanmar)

Invited artists :
Korakrit Arunanondchai (Thailand) / Jutamas Buranajade & Piti Amraranga (Thailand) / Preenun Nana (Thailand) / Rachan Klomklieng (Thailand) / Suraporn Lertwongpaitoon (Thailand) / Thatchatham Silsupan (Thailand) / Henry Tan (Thailand) / Chi Yu Wu, supported by Bamboo Curtain Studios (Taiwan) / Chia Jen Chen, supported by Open Contemporary Art Center (Taiwan) / Helmi Hardian, Tuwis Yasinta, represents WAFT LAB (Indonesia) / Katherine Nunez, represents 98B COLLABoratory (Philippines) / Ma Ei (Myanmar) / Masaru Iwai, PhD. (Japan) / Maung Day (Myanmar) / Okui Lala (Malaysia) / Varsha Nair (India)

Artistic Researchers :
Jeanette Mueller, PhD. and Paul Divjak, PhD. (Austria) / Sebastien Tayac, PhD. (France) / Alfred Banze (Germany)

Project directors : jiandyin (Jiradej and Pornpilai Meemalai)

Project manager : Suphitchaya Khunchamni

Project assistant managers : Thanet Subsart, Kitiwan Saneewong

Project honorary advisory boards : Pramaha Somkit Adhasittho (Abbot of Nongpo Temple), Suthep Boonprasop (Director of Nongpo Temple Community School)

Project co-organizers : Art Centre Silpakorn University, Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture

Project Official support : Art Centre Silpakorn University

Project sponsor : Japan Foundation, Bangkok

Project associated institutions :  Open Contemporary Art Center (OCAC), Taipei, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei

Exhibition : 26 January – 25 February 2017

at Art Centre Silpakorn University, Bangkok


Exhibition events:

Opening forum event :  Worathep Akkabootara

Forum speakers :  Sebastien Tayac, PhD., Siwawong Suktawee, Jutamas Buranajade   

Exhibition opening: Pramaha Somkit Adhasittho (Abbot of Nongpo Temple), Dr. Paramaporn Sirikulchayanont (Director of Art Centre Silpakorn University), Mr. Norihiko Yoshioka (Director of Japan Foundation), Chaw Su & Kyaw Moe

Live sound performance :  Rachan Klomklieng &  Hyper Allergic sub (Waft Lab)


Closing Forum : 25 February 2017

Moderators: jiandyin (Jiradej and Pornpilai Meemalai)

Forum speakers :  Sakarin Krue-On, Sandy Hsiu-chih Lo, Frankie Su, Maung Day

Forum interpreter : Santi Tonsukha



POP-UP MUSEUM (Model study for Nongpo community)
Contemporary Art Exhibition

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Pop-up Community History Museum is one of the program series of the long term pilot project: day(OFF LAB)oratory runs by Baan Noorg. Pop-up Community History Museum is a site specific workshop program that gathers students, practitioners, emerging artists to analyze, discuss and debate theoretically and practically in an interdisciplinary mode toward social condition and community as case study for researching and developing community engagement, art, and the work of museums with visiting international artists, activists, curators, educators from various fields. The program explores and develops abilities relating to collaboration, social practice, art & cultural practice, and community engagement for participants. The outcome is a Pop-up Community History Museum exhibition at Baan Noorg and selected community sites with a program of sociable platform for community members to reflect, discuss and extend program driving’s issues.Duration:
Every Fri-Sun, Apr 25 – June 1, 2014, 10 am–7 pm

BAAN NOORG, Thammasat University, Nongpo Temple, Nongpo Community School, Nongpo Municipality office, Nongpo community School, Nongpo Temple
day OFF LABoratory, subproject #1 is funded by Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Thammasat University; Nongpo Diary Coorporative project under the Royal Patronage, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, PASAYA
Related events
Pop-up Community History Museum exhibition and public discussion program
Sat, June 14, 2014, 10am – 7pm
(by Appointment :
Venue supports: BAAN NOORG and public space in Nongpo community
Organized : Thammasat University and BAAN NOORG
Co-Organized : Faculty of Fine and applied arts, Thammasat University
Official Support : Thammasat University
Special support : Thai health organization, Nongpho Daily Cooperative (Under the Royal Patronage)
Accommodation Support : Pasaya
Equipment Support : Fine and applied art Department, Thammasat University, Wat Nongpo, Nongpo Temple’s Community school
Media partners : Fine Art Magazine, Art4D
Special Thank : Suthep Boonprasop, Director of Nongpo Temple’s Community School
Curator : jiandyin (Jiradej, Pornpilai Meemalai)
Assistant Curators : Pitchanan Sornyen ,Chanya Photjanasattayaweroj
Project Directors : jiandyin (Jiradej, Pornpilai Meemalai)
Project Partners : Sakarin Krue-On, Lo Shih Tung, Hsu Chia Wei
Pop up Museum (Model study for Nong Pho community) Contemporary art exhibition is part of day OFF-LABoratory #1 :Pilot project alternative school of interdisciplinary art
jiandyin (จิระเดช, พรพิไล มีมาลัย)
พิชชานันท์ สอนเย็น
ชัญญา พจนาสัตยาเวโรจน์ผู้อำนวยการโครงการฯ
jiandyin (จิระเดช, พรพิไล มีมาลัย)
สาครินทร์ เครืออ่อน, ซื่อ ตรง โล , สวี่ เจีย เหว่ย
นิทรรศการศิลปะร่วมสมัย พิพิธภัณฑ์เฉพาะกาล (กรณีศึกษาชุมชนหนองโพ) เป็นส่วนหนึ่งของโครงการ : วันหยุด-เรียน#1 โครงการนำร่องการศึกษาศิลปสหวิทยาการนอกโรงเรียน
(Day OFF LABoratory #1, Pilot project – Alternative school of interdisciplinary art)

— at วัดหนองโพ ราชบุรี.

Some links to Let’s Talk Salon series, a lecture program in Day OFF LABoratory #1:

Artworks in Pop up Museum (Model study for Nong Pho community) Contemporary art exhibition

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Museum of Photos

Venue Baan NoorgExhibition venue at Baan Noorg


NPKD (NongpoKiDdee) or Baan Noorg – NPKD,  

NPKD is a program under the Art and Cultural Development for Nongpo community objective initiated by jiandyin. Their original aim was to expand contemporary art experience for children and local members in Nongpo neighborhood and nearby community with the notion that art can be a tool to bridge community. They began with a short film workshop program and festival #1 held at Nongpo Temple, the main temple in community during July 2011 and followed by the second workshop program and festival #2 in April 2013.

Baan Noorg – NPKD invited Pramaha Somkid Athasittho, the abb0t of Nongpo Temple to be honorary adviser, Board of advisers include Khajeerat Na Nakara as head of senior adviser; Sakarin Krue-on, Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch, Arunee Srisuk, Suppapong Sonsang, etc. as project’s senior advisers; Supaporn Meemalai, U-sa Pothakanapong and Wiriya Kitikamjai as community coordinator, Narissara Sonsang as project’s public relations, etc.

All short films created by children were shown at the first Nongpo short film festival and other annual festivals of Nongpo Temple, art venues/institutions in Thailand and other countries such as Taiwan. More than 300 of locals and people from other provinces have attended the first Nongpo short film festival.

Baan Noorg – NPKD also provides professional service for private artistic group or international art program. They were invited to organize/co-organize/coperate art workshop for children for several exhibitions/programs such as Zhongshan Park project (Shanghai Biennale 2012) organized by Hyacinth Culture Ltd. in associate with Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taiwan; Exotika exhibition at galerie marzahn organized by Camping Akademie in associate with K3 Kinder-Kiez-Klub, etc.

โครงการจัดฝึกอบรมศิลปะไม่จำกัดรูปแบบเพื่อการผลิตสื่อภาพยนตร์สั้นแอนิเมชัน แก่เยาวชนชุมชนหนองโพและเยาวชนทั่วไป และการจัดเทศกาลหนังสั้นเยาวชนชุมชนหนองโพ ครั้งที่ 2 ประจำปี 2555

ดำเนินการจัดกิจกรรมโดบอาศัยขบวนการศิลปะไม่จำกัดสื่อ เพื่อการสร้างสรรค์สื่อภาพเคลื่อนไหว(อนิเมชั่น) เป็นเวทีให้กับเยาวชน ในการแสดงออกถึงประสบการณส่วนบุคคล พัฒนาไปสู่ผลงานศิลปะและสื่อภาพยนตร์ ในช่วงระหว่างขบวนการหลังการถ่ายทำ (Post production) ศิลปินใช้ความพยายามในการส่งผ่านประสบการณ์ตรงจากการได้ปฏิสัมพันธ์กับเยาวชนในระหว่างการอบรมฯ เพื่อแสดงถึงธรรมชาติอันบริสุทธิ์ที่แฝงอยู่ภายในเยาวชน และบรรยากาศของความร่วมมือในระหว่างการสร้างสรรค์กับเยาวชนเหล่านั้นให้ปรากฏในตัวผลงาน โดยโครงการฯมีเยาวชนชุมชน  และเยาวชนทั่วไป อายุระหว่าง 6-15 ปี จำนวน 29 คน เข้าร่วมโครงการฯ และร่วมกับศิลปินไทย และศิลปินนานาชาติ จำนวน 9 คน สร้างสรรค์ผลงานเบื้องหลังการผลิต นำออกฉายในเทศกาลหนังสั้นเยาวชนชุมชนหนองโพ ครั้งที่ 2  หนังกลางแปลง ณ สนามวัดหนองโพ ตำบลหนองโพ อำเภอ   โพธาราม จังหวัดราชบุรี

NongpoKiDdee Unlimited Art Workshop of Moving Image for Children and Film Festival # 2 : 2013

nongpoKiDdee unlimited art for moving image workshop is a program for children to express their experience toward their lives and community into art works and short films. The artists, jiandyin and team supported the preproduction and postproduction of the films with the attempt to deliver the experience they captured while interacting with children to represent the natural state of being and collaborations. There were 29 children, age between 6-15, participated in the Film Festival #2 and created 29 films for the festival. Festival programs included 4 invited short films/animations by Chun Wen Chao and Sheng Te Hsu, Don Salubayba, Sippapad Krongraksa and Kompin Kemgamnird. There were 9 Thai and international artists participated in the program: Suporn Choosongdej, Sakarin Krue-On, Siwakorn Tesabumroong, Kaensarn Rattanasomrerk, Gong Rajan, Kompin Kemgumnird, Yuthlert Sippapark (Thailand), Hsu Chia Wei, Lo Shih Tung and Li Jo Mei (Taiwan). All short films screened at Nongpo Community Children Film Festival # 2 : 2013 Nongpo Temple, Nongpo District Photaram Ratchaburi Thailand

Curated by jiandyin, organized by Baan Noorg -NPKD, support by Thai Health Organization, Cultural Division of Ratchaburi province, Sony Thailand and Pasaya Factory

NongpoKiDdee Unlimited Art Workshop of Moving Image for Children and Film Festival # 2 project managers: Sitthiporn Maliwan and Kanaros Termsakcharoen

Documentary on Thai PBS Channel, Dek Mee Ruang program รายการเด็กมีเรื่อง

Teen Terminal, March 2013, รายการ Teens Terminal ออกอากาศ วันอังคารที่ 26 มีนาคม 2556
เวลา 16.55-17.20 น


Poster festival #2Some short films by Children:


NongpoKiDdee Unlimited Art Workshop of Moving Image for Children and Film Festival # 1

Nongpo Short Film Festival_29 July 2011

jiandyin at their workshop_(left image by Bangkok Post Newspaper)

Watch related videos/links of to children’s short films operated by jiandyin and NPKD by Baan Noorg since 2011:

The project is supported by PASAYA, Thai Health Organization, SCG Foundation

NongpoKiDdee Address: 162, Moo2, Nongpo, Potharam, Ratchaburi 70120 Thailand contact email address:

Facebook: Nongpo KiDdee

This project is funded by

Short Films and Animation workshop for Flood victims in Thailand, Oct-Nov 2011

In October, Baan Noorg – NPKD organized an animation workshop for children to inspirit flood victims in Thailand during flood disaster in Thailand between Sep-Nov 2011. 6 children, age between 8-12 years old has joined the project and created 6 animations and short films through the project.

Some works from the project:

For workshop process record:


Additional activity

Cultural Development for Nongpo Community Project


Thai Traditional Dance Workshop for Nongpo Community’s Children Project

Cultural Development for Nongpo Community Project in Ratchaburi province is originally founded by jiandyin, since 2010. The main intention is to develop, inherit, promote traditional/contemporary Thai culture for new generations in Nongpo community. The project has organized traditional Thai dance workshops annually during Summer and Rainy season’s break (October). Students who attend program age range between 5-15. The program is leaded by Nongpo community members : Tanyathorn Panyasarn, Pornpan Petchpankan, Namfon Bunkhum, Nampetch Tandee, etc.   All programs are mainly supported by Nongpo Temple.

Current Address: Nongpo Temple, Potharam, Ratchaburi 70120 Thailand