‘Nepali art could benefit from Mustang’
Jul 7, 2017-
Nepal Fine Arts Academy recently organised an art workshop for students of Mustang district in Jomsom. The workshop, which was the part of Academy’s ongoing campaign, Promoting Art, Study and Research Programme, featured 40 student-artists from various schools in the district.
The workshop was mentored by artist Manoj Tamang who led the participants through various techniques of watercolour painting. Besides, the event also saw a discussion on the present condition of Nepali art scene.
Speaking about the programme, head of Art Department at the Academy, Ramesh Shrestha, told the Post, “Mustang has a unique culture, lifestyle and is also a mine of natural resources. The landscape, the scenery it boasts is not like anything you’d see anywhere. But then, regarding arts, it is still backward and has always been pushed in the shadow.” Shrestha added, “Nepali art could benefit immensely if we could promote Mustang’s unique culture. And we felt it a necessity of start out from the grassroots level, which is with the students. Which is the motive we aspire towards and the recent workshop is part of that.”
Published: 07-07-2017 08:50