Stories By 'ALISHA SIJAPATI'
Initiation, a collection of sculptures currently on display at the Siddhartha Art Gallery, brings together the collective works of Gopal ‘Kalapremi’ Shrestha, Nepal’s veteran ceramic sculptor and Georgian sculptor Gigisha Pachkoria. The sculptures were created during a one-month long ceramic workshop organised by the Siddhartha Arts Foundation.
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The death of one of the most prominent luminaries of Nepali arts, Dina Bangdel, has left the country’s art sector shocked and in mourning.
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Every morning, Suresh Suwal finds his first customer of the day, Bhuwan Shrestha, waiting for him to roll up the shutters to his store. Shrestha, who is an ENT staff at Bir Hospital, has unfailingly arrived at Suresh’s Ranjana Soda Centre every day for the last twenty years.
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In a bustling street in Kwalkhu, Patan is Yala Mandala—an artisan village comprising a gallery, a café and a handicraft workshop. Boasting restored Newar architecture, this new arts hub focuses on preserving culture and heritage through various events, shows and community activities.
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Nikita Chandak from Urlabari, Morang has bagged the coveted title of Miss Nepal World 2017. At a gala event held in the Capital on Friday evening, Chandak piped 18 other contestants to become the 22nd Miss Nepal, while also bagging two other subtitles
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Crossing Borders, an exhibition currently ongoing at the Siddhartha Art Gallery, in Babarmahal, features a wide array of print arts by 20 artists from multi-disciplinary backgrounds.
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