South Bank London

Cambodia Then and Now

This exhibition explores the changing identity of the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’ in the 70 Years since independence.

Opening Hours

The gallery is open 11am–6pm


05 Jun - 09 Jun 2024

Ticket Information

Entrance is free

Location Info

gallery@oxo, Barge House Street, London, UK

This new art exhibition marks 70 tumultuous years of Cambodian independence, and explores the role of the arts in healing generational trauma, building national identity, and bringing communities together.

Through period exhibits and new works never before displayed in the UK, the exhibition brings together Cambodian and international artists to tell the story of the “Kingdom of Wonder”, from independence in 1953 to the present day.

Featuring multiple mediums including photography, illustration, graphic design and more, the exhibition reflects on Cambodia’s eventful and troubled past, and its dynamic but contested future.

The exhibition is a collaboration between Dayanny So, a Cambodian artist who escaped the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime as a child in the 1970s, and Fionn Travers-Smith, a lifelong student of Cambodian history, with support from the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grant fund.

A timely reflection on the way history intricately shapes our present, and empowers and encourages us to determine our own future.

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