Artist Jakkai Siributr creates installations of sewn and embroidered fabrics that explore historical events and life in Thailand.
As a young boy, Jakkai’s mother would read him stories based on the Jataka Tales – sacred Buddhist writings – to teach him about compassion, kindness and tolerance. For this project, one of Jakkai’s favourite stories, The Rainbow Stag, is brought to life in an animation narrated by the artist and featuring his version of this magnificent creature.
As part of the exhibition, children can watch their own version of the Rainbow Stag come to life by decorating a template and scanning the image. Children can also see their Rainbow Stag design appear as part of a projection in the space.
The Legend of the Rainbow Stag was originally commissioned for display as part of APT9 Kids 2018 with support from the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.