Cambodia’s arts community is mourning the untimely death of one of its most influential art educators. Lorkru Srey Bandaul was a co-founder of Phare Ponleu Selpak, the non-profit arts school in Battambang which has nurtured generations of artists, children and young people through artistic, educational, social and outreach programmes.
Srey Bandaul was an artist and Head of Community Outreach Engagement at Phare Ponleu Selpak.
His passing has been mourned by Cambodian artists, photographers, curators, filmmakers and arts organisations, recognising his work in shaping the contemporary arts scene and community in Cambodia. His death from COVID-19 complications was reported on the Facebook page of Phare Ponleu Selpak.