Westonbirt Alumni inspires Art Students
Westonbirt welcomed back former student Thanarat (Best) Asvasirayothin. During her visit, Best spoke with and inspired our current Year 11-13 Art students, sharing her personal journey and achievements.
Best also spent time reconnecting with Headmistress Natasha Dangerfield who shared,
“Maintaining communications with our alumni, known as Westonbirt Association members, has always been important. Following Best’s career since leaving us in 2016 has given me the opportunity to talk to existing Art students who I hope have been inspired by Best’s excellence as an A level Art student. Her scholarship entry to Central Saint Martins and internship at Sotheby’s New York are all examples of the journey Art from Westonbirt can take you on, delivered by someone who is on their path”.
To learn more about her achievements during and after Westonbirt, please read below:
Thanarat (Best) Asvasirayothin is a Thai arts professional who grew up in Bangkok and the United Kingdom. She is the founder of Artvorm Advisory, leads art portfolio preparation courses, and consults in Artvorm’s advisory services for artists and clients.
Best holds a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, UAL (London, 2019) and a Master of Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York (2021). At Central St Martins, she acquired professional experience in researching, curating, and exhibiting art collaboratively through several projects in London’s public space, galleries, and museums, such as the Camden Art Centre, Tate Modern, and South London’s Galleries, and Kings Cross St Pancras (2017-2019). During her Master’s studies at Sotheby’s Institute, she interned at The Armory Show and Independent Art Fair New York, acting as a liaison for artists, art exhibitors, and VIP guests for Jeffrey Gibson’s Midnight Performance Event at Times Square. Since moving to Bangkok, Best has worked for River City Bangkok & RCB Auctions, supporting Thai and international artists and the Thai auction market through digital marketing and creative content. Her current and previous positions include Business Development, Content Marketing & Advisory Board Committee for Dhevan Dara Resorts Group in Huahin & Kuiburi, Thailand (2021-Present), and Contributing Writer for Made In Bed UK x Sotheby’s Institute of Art (2021-Present).
Her greatest passion and area of expertise are conceptual art and art in avant-garde movements. Her favourite artists are Elmgreen & Dragset, Olafur Eliasson, Georgia O’Keeffe, Marina Abramovic, and Korakrit Arunanondchai.
She previously served as Head of International Students during her time at Westonbirt School. She developed a close relationship with institutional and international art professors, school headmistresses, and art faculty members who are art historians and artists from prestigious British and American art schools.
To learn even more: www.artvormadvisory.com