Explore Thailand’s colourful art scene at these top free art galleries in Bangkok.
One of the best things about living in Bangkok is the sheer range of entertainment available at your fingertips. From no-frills street food stalls to gleaming shopping malls, there truly is something for everyone in this city. If you’re in the mood to explore Bangkok without dropping any cash, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn about the top art galleries in Bangkok that you can check out for free.
Aurum Gallery is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in contemporary, urban, or street art. Since opening its doors in 2020, this gallery has made a name for itself with its impressive collection featuring local and international artists. Aurum is the brainchild of internationally acclaimed British DJ, musician, actor, and artist Clifford Price (MBA), aka Goldie, who also serves as its primary curator. Don’t forget to check out their live workshop space, which showcases artists in action and offers masterclasses to aspiring talent.
Address: WH 1&2, Warehouse 30, Captain Bush Lane, Bang Rak, Bangkok
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A true staple of the Bangkok art scene, Kathmandu Photo Gallery resides in a restored pre-war shophouse on Pan Road and has delighted photography lovers for over a decade. The gallery is helmed by husband and wife duo Manit Sriwanichpoom and Ing Kanjanavanit, and their permanent collection features work from Manit Sriwanichpoom’s decade-spanning career. Visitors can also enjoy exhibitions featuring established and rising photographers, and peruse Kathmandu’s in-house book store, which specialises in titles on spirituality and adventure.
Address: 87 Pan Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Gallery VER was established in 2006 as an artist-led collective, and has since continued to uphold its original mission of investing in artists and curators alike. “Ver” is a commonly used Thai slang word derived from “over”, and the space has remained true to this concept of abundance in its programming, an ever-changing mix of exhibitions, projects, one-off activities, events, and institutional exchanges. Their exhibitions are free to view, but be sure to book your visit online before you go.
Address: 2198/10-11 Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 22, Chong Nonsi, Bangkok, 10120
Situated next to the Chao Phraya River, this gallery is part of The Jam Factory, a warehouse space reimagined as a creative hub by architect Duangrit Bunag. Formerly the site of a battery factory, these renovated buildings now house buzzing restaurants, shops, and exhibition spaces. Expect to see the work of young Thai artists and international creatives using all kinds of mediums, from painting and sculpture, to film and graphic design. Feel like lingering after taking in the art? Pick up a coffee from the li-bra-ry cafe and enjoy the breeze under the Bodhi trees in the space’s lush courtyard.
Address: 41/1-5 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600