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Himalayan Art Camp

May 3, 2017 - May 13, 2017

E-Arts Nepal is an online art gallery, it was established in 2010 to promote contemporary Nepalese art
in the global market. E-Arts Nepal creates and raises awareness of the Nepalese culture through the
form of art to the rest of the world.

E-Arts Nepal has organized its first Himalayan Art Camp at Nepal Tourism Board in Pokhara, beautiful
lake town nestled at the foothills of the Annapurna range of mountains, 200 km from Kathmandu City
from 3rd May to 13th May 2017.

On 3rd May, 12 invited guest artists arrived in Nepal who were resident at Hotel Marshyangdi in Thamel.
Invited guest artists were from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, China and India. Along
with our invited international guest artists, 8 of our Nepalese artists also participated in the event making
it a total of 20 artists altogether. The participating artists created 40 paintings during the art camp in
Pokhara from 5-9 May 2017.

The art camp was inaugurated by Senior Poet Mr. Tirtha Shrestha on 5th May at Nepal Tourism Board
Pokhara. The program was chaired by Ms. Susan Shrestha, Chairperson of E-Arts Nepal along with
Mr. Ashok Palikhe, Chairman of JK Art Museum and Mr. Durga Baral, Senior Artist from Pokhara.
The Himalayan Art camp event turned out to be highly successful event. It provided a wonderful platform
for interaction with local artists, and also local people. Not only that, many foreigners who came to
Nepal Tourism Board for their trekking permits also joined in for interactions. Hence, the on the course
of the interactions, the event was able to flourish the essence of art and it’s value even among a crowd
not very familiar with the contemporary art business. On 8th May, some of the students from a local
school “Kumudini Homes” also came in to see the art camp. Their inquisitiveness about the art camp
was very noteworthy and promises of new talent in the future art business.

On evening of 9th May, we organized an Art Talk Program and the interested participated artists shared
their working process and talked about their artworks and art journey. Local artists were also joined in
for this art talk program.

The created artworks during the 5 days art camp at Nepal Tourism Board were exhibited at Pokhara Art
Gallery, Mahendrapul in Pokhara on 10th May 2017 which saw a participation of more than 200 people
and the exhibition itself was inaugurated by Mr. Durga Baral, Senior Artist from Pokhara.

This art camp has generated great opportunities in dialogue and saw a scope of collaboration in terms
of art and culture between Nepalese and other Asian artists, as well as build up of true bonding building
activity that cements the local art community in Pokhara.


May 3, 2017
May 13, 2017


Nepal Tourism Board, Pokhara


E-Arts Nepal