Arts and Entertainment

Honouring wildlife through art

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 17, 2016-

Surrounding a dancing pigeon are a number of animals, dancing in perfect harmony, and perfectly balancing the sketch. As one takes a peek at the picture, currently on display, at the Taragaon Museum in Tusal, Boudha--which features artworks, sketches and sculptures, of 42 artists--one can’t help wondering if they are mocking the general Nepali human condition. 

The exhibition, titled Art for Nature, showcases artworks created by artists from seven different countries, who drew inspiration from the wildlife seen on their excursion to Chitwan National Park, and all of which are related to wildlife and evoke the bond that nature and humankind share.

The show has been organised by Wildlife Victims Welfare Fund, and is supported by WWF Nepal, National Trust for Nature Conservation and Human Society International.  “The goal of the exhibition is to spread art themed on nature in order to promote nature conservation via arts. We also aim to establish an international identity for Nepali arts on nature,” said Dr Prabhu Budhathoki, chairperson of Wildlife Victims Welfare Fund. “Through the event, we also want to showcase Nepali natural beauty and its diversity in the global arena,” added Budhathoki.

The exhibit features artworks by artists Manujbabu Mishra, Shashi Shah, Ragini Upadhyaya, Gehendraman Amatya, and Thakur Prasad Mainali, among others. 

The exhibition will run through Saturday, March 19.

Published: 17-03-2016 09:54

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