About the exhibition
Better Burmese Healthcare is a community-based, doctor-directed organisation. They have sliding-scale clinics supporting healthcare for the disadvantaged in the outskirts of Yangon. Many people needing treatment cannot afford to pay at all. So they have organised a fundraising exhibition of painted parasols. The exhibition is taking place in Pansodan Scene between 13 – 19 September 2014
Close to a hundred Pathein parasols, called pathein hti have been painted by well-known artists of Myanmar. Thirty-seven artists collaborated on the project.
Now most of Better Burmese Healthcare’s clinics are in Yangon, but with your help, they could better offer services in other areas. The Parasol Project will also support the artist community.
How to take part in the silent auction?
Throughout the one week exhibition, every parasol is put to a silent auction: it means that during one week, whoever wants to support the project can bid on each parasol with a starting price of US$200. ‘Silent’ means there will not be any public bidding, the auction starts with the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 13 September from 11 a.m. and ends on Friday 19 September at 8:30 p.m. Pansodan Scene is open from 10:00 – 18:00 daily, and will stay open until 11:00 p.m. on 19 September.
Each parasol has an independent sheet: if you would like to bid on a parasol, please first register with name and contact at the counter to get a number or name you prefer. Then, choose your parasol. Each bid above the $200 starting price increases the price by $25. Bidding continues until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, 19 September. The last bid on each sheet will be the winner. The closing event takes place on 6 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Pansodan Scene.
For more information, please check the Better Burmese Health Care website.
144 Pansodan Street (middle block), second floor
Contact phone: 095 13 98 23
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