Walailak Abode of Culture recognizes the importance of art and culture knowledge in the southern region especially the body of knowledge of people who have expertise in various fields which is a body of knowledge specific to that can be used to disseminate and be a model for the benefit of the wider society But in modern times the knowledge of arts and culture transmitted through the person is being swallowed up and lost.  Therefore, Walailak Abode of culture therefore organized the Southern Thai Philosopher Project annually To honor those who have expertise in arts and culture in the south แand to be a role model for the youth and the general public which will cause conservation To promote and continue to inherit arts and culture in the south

Southern Thai Philosopher Project think of qualified candidates He is a person who has expertise and expertise in southern arts and culture, folk poets, folk artists, teachers, teachers, civil servants whose works in southern art and culture are evident and widely accepted in societyThey also act as role models and make contributions to society. as well as transferring knowledge, abilities and expertise in arts and culture in the south to others in various forms by dividing personal scholars on arts and culture into 3 branches as follows:

  1. The field of art and performance refers to the arts related to the performance of the southern region. which is both in the original form and newly developed which consists of
  • Southern folk performances such as Manora performances shadow puppet show driving a song Southern Lullaby including playing folk games in the south
  • Music, such as playing a musical instrument
  • Music, dance, fine arts, folk performances, singing
  1. Southern folk handicrafts refer to embroidery, carving, weaving, basketry, and lacquerware making. Silverware, goldware, flower arrangements, crafts, pottery Architectural and sculpture works that must reflect local and showing the identity of the south
  2. The field of language use and southern literary works refers to folk poets or poets. Folk artists, teachers, teachers, government officials or those who have works in the use of Thai language in the form of writings (both prose and poetry) published in print Disseminated through the media of folk games, songs, and various media, etc., by which the works must reflect the locality. use indigenous language

Southern Thai Philosopher of the Year 2019

Mr. Sanae Wongkhamhaeng was born on January 1, 1949, at present, 69 years old, graduated from graduate school. from Prince of Songkla University Pattani Campus Faculty of Arts, Thai language branch

Mr. Sanae Wongkhamhaeng likes to read literature and poetry. therefore gathered together with writers in Phuket under the name "Phuket Literature Group" which is a group that has the same interest in literature and develop to push writers in the group to create literary works There is a collection of works at important events. like a tsunami which is a recording of a story from a writer who conveys pain through letters and is an important evidence that is inscribed as a memory events at that time It is also a key person who drives writers in Phuket Literature Group has developed the work to be accepted and created the work to be published The poetry of Mr. Sanae Wongkhamhaeng still maintains the traditional writing style. Because the Sunthorn Phu writing tradition is charming, the touch of words. and laughter already It also joins a group of people who are interested in Phuket's history. Study and research historical documents of Phuket.


Mr. Sanae Wongkhamhaeng

Mr. Kittitat Sornwong was born on July 9, 1965, Ban Tha Manao, Village No. 7, Makok Nuea Sub-district, Khuan Khanun District, Phatthalung Province, currently 56 years old, graduated from primary school. from Ban Tha Miram School Mueang Phatthalung District Phatthalung Province

Mr. Kittitat Sornwong, or Chang Lek, is interested in shadow puppet art. and making movies From a young age began to observe. Playing shadow shadow play both in front of the theater and behind the theater. Observe the characteristics of shadow shadow play in each group and how they are different. and used to develop practice in carving shadow puppets in their own style There is a design work of shadow puppets. Not less than 5,000 works of leather carving in various styles Chang Lek still maintains the original form of shadow puppet carving. Although the composition of the shadow play has changed. such as clothes decorations but still maintains the structure of the shadow play Chang Lek inherited the belief of being a shadow puppet maker from his father. To use science and art in the existence of this occupation. Science is the wisdom and beliefs about carving the shadow puppet and the art of creating works Chang Lek is a person who has made contributions to society in passing on the wisdom of shadow puppet show and puppet making, which has established the Nang Talung Art Gallery Learning Center. to be used as a training facility to educate interested youth

Mr. Kittitat Sornwong

นMr. Boon Erb Wankong was born on July 22, 1954, at present, 65 years old, graduated from Wat Hong Kaew School, Pak Phanang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province.

Mr. Boon Erb Wankong or Nang Erb Noi Yodkhunphon has been interested in the shadow play since Young age due to his father, Mr. Klao Wankong (Nang Klao Yai) Nang Erb Noi learned and practiced playing shadow shadow play from his father and Nang Taweesilp Bang Taphong until he established his own shadow puppet troupe. Started performing Nang Talung in all provinces of the southern region and nearby areas. until famous and known to people all over the country In the year 1976, Nang Erb Noi Talungsilp participated in the shadow puppet show at Na Muang Stadium. Nakhon Si Thammarat Province This is the first Nang Talung Championships and won the gold shield in the championship. This made the Nang Erb Noi Talung Sin troupe become more well known. At present, Mr. Boon Erb Wankong or Nang Erb Noi Yodkhunphon continues to perform shadow puppet shows throughout the southern region. and continue to develop their own shadow puppet show to keep up with the present era such as กA study of national events and news in order to apply them to the content of Nang Talung performances. including the creation of poems in the shadow puppet show Adjusting the show content to suit various agendas, applying other musical instruments in the performance to attract the attention of the new generation of youth to be more interested in the importance and value of shadow play.

Mr. Boon Erb Wannakong

Southern Thai Philosopher of the Year 2018

Assistant Professor Thamnit Nikhomrat, 59 years old, was born on 19 September 1959, currently lives at 153 Village No. 1, Tangtanuson Road, Na Thawi Subdistrict, Na Thawi District, Songkhla Province, zip code 90160. Graduated with a bachelor's degree Elementary Education Major (Education) Major in Thai Case Studies from Srinakharinwirot University, Songkhla graduated with a master's degree Master of Arts Thai Dramatic Arts Branch Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts Chulalongkorn University (M.Eng.) He is currently a lecturer in the performing arts branch. Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts Thaksin University

Assistant Professor Thamnit Nikhomrat was interested in Manohra performing arts since childhood. Due to having a mother's relative who is an artist Manohra, he can experience both Manohra performances. Manohra belief rituals Thus making the connection and faith with Manohra come to the present. Assistant Professor Thamnit Nikhomrat conveyed the traditional art of performing manoh. such as dancing will dance the standard dance from the teacher Therefore, the broadcasting or dissemination must have standards as well. This is one good basis. If the standard is clear outstanding dance It is the master dance, the teacher, the first lesson. This posture will be a clear standard from the line of Than Khun Upatham Narakorn. When the dance appeared can know immediately that Where did you study the dance from? should not be distorted Maintains the most traditional dance styles In addition, Assistant Professor Thamnit Nikhomrat has devoted and devoted himself to social work by creating various forms of Manohra performances in order to make Manora known at both national and international levels. It is also committed to promoting the transfer of the performing arts of Manohra to youth and those who are interested.


Asst.Prof. Thamnit Nikhomrat

Mr. Nikhom Nok-aksorn, 69 years old, was born on June 29, 1949, currently lives at House No. 1, Sa Rieng Road, Nai Mueang Subdistrict, Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat District. Nakhon Si Thammarat Province Postal Code 80000 Graduated with a bachelor's degree School Administration from Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University Started serving as a teacher at the College of Arts and Crafts Nakhon Si Thammarat. and currently the chairman of the City Handicraft Group

Mr. Nikom Nokaksorn is a person who likes to do art. since childhood Attended Nakhon Si Thammarat College of Arts and Crafts until the end of the vocational level. Received the academic knowledge of making filling machines from teachers - teachers. and went on to study niches at Pohchang College Bangkok Bring the knowledge gained to teach students at Nakhon Si Thammarat College of Arts and Crafts for 27 years, as well as transferring to students, students of other institutions, including the new generation and those who are interested. until widely known Mr. Nikom Nokaksorn has created art and handicrafts. There are many branches Each branch is different. Both in terms of materials, craftsmanship, techniques, and uniqueness of each area, the Nakhon Filling Machine is one of the valuable arts and crafts that the ancestors of the city people have passed on to their descendants for not less than 500 years until becoming famous. It is a local souvenir gift product. It is widely known to both Thais and foreigners. Mr. Nikhom Nok-aksorn was selected by the Ministry of Culture to demonstrate and sell nielloware in Beijing, China. and international trade fairs 11 countries in Muscat, Oman for 15 days In addition, Mr. Nikom Nok-aksorn has devoted and devoted himself to social work by creating the Nakhon Si Thammarat nielloware work to be known nationally and internationally. and also strives to promote and transfer the making of Nakhon Si Thammarat reclaimers by emphasizing on craftsmanship and the use of specific patterns of Nakhon Si Thammarat artisans. and has established the City Handicraft Group as a learning center Practicing the skills of making nielloware for youths and those who are always interested.


Mr. Nikom Nokaksorn

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