By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Sept 28 : Himalayan Art Festival has begun at Nepal Art Council since Monday.
Inaugurating the festival, Felicity Volk, Ambassador of Australia to Nepal, said that the exhibition would provide more energy to the art world and Nepali people should come forward for the development of art.
The purpose of the exhibition is to discuss the Nepali art world, interact with the artists, and organise musical programmes that will give different artists an opportunity to showcase their art works under one roof, read a press statement issued by E-Arts, the organiser of the festival.
Besides, senior artist Hari Prasad Sharma's paintings are also put up for auction in the exihibition.
The festival aims at making people of different fields aware of the various aspects of art and its importance, said the organiser.
The Himalayan Art Festival has been organised continuously since 2017 by E-Arts every year on the occasion of Dashain.
Asha Dangol, co-founder of E-Arts Nepal said, "We have been organising this festival since 2017 with the idea that people used to buy clothes for Dashain, why not to buy paintings for decorating their homes."
Earlier it was said that it would be difficult to buy Nepali artwork, but now the artworks are available at a reasonable price for middle class families, said Dangol.
More than 130 artists have displayed their art works.
Various genres of art have been included in the current exhibition. The works of Nepali senior artists and artists of the current generation have been put in the exhibition.
The artworks of around 130 artists including of Shashi Shah, Kiran Manandhar, Sasi Kala Tiwari, Hari Prasad Sharma, Krishna Manandhar, Rajan Kafle, Bhuwan Thapa, Asha Dangol, Erina Tamrakar, Jupiter Pradhan, Bidhata KC, Sagar Manandhar, Ujay Bajracharya, Sabita Dangol, Ishan Pariyar, Jagdish Moktan Moktan, Pooja Duwal and Nabina Sunwar have been put on the display.
Artists including a large number of women artists from the mountains, hills and Terai are participating in the exhibition.
Along with paintings, sculptures, installations, etchings and Pauwa are also showcased in the exhibition.