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Siddhartha Art Gallery presents A mixed-media exhibition

Siddhartha Art Gallery presents
A mixed-media exhibition

“MASINYA DASTOOR”
by Lavkant Chaudhary

CK Lal, Political Columnist, Political Analyst and Prominent Writer
will open the exhibition on Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Talk by Tharu writer Krishnaraj Sarbahari
on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at 4: 00 pm

The exhibition will remain open till 9th January 2020

“सुन्दर नेपाल खुसी नेपाली” फोटो प्रतियोगिता

“सुन्दर नेपाल खुसी नेपाली” फोटो प्रतियोगिता


सुन्दर नेपाल खुसी नेपाली बारेमा व्याख्या

नेपाल भौगोलिक विविधताले भरिपूर्ण देश हो । यहाँ तराईका उष्ण फाँटदेखि उच्च हिमाली शृंखलासँगै विभिन्न जातजातिको बसोबास छ । नेपाल भौगोलिक, जातीय र विविधतापूर्ण हावापानीका कारण प्राकृतिक र सांस्कृतिक सुन्दरताले भरिपूर्ण छ र समृद्धतर्फ उन्मुख छ ।
सुन्दरता सँगैसँगै हामी समझदार, मिलनसार र सहयोगी छाँै । ससाना खुसीमै रमाउने हाम्रो पहिचान हो । हामी एकअर्काको संस्कृति र चाडपर्वसमेत उल्लासपूर्ण रुपमा मनाउँछाँै । अनेकतामा एकता र विविधतामा रमाउने हामी नेपाली सुखी छौँ र त खुसी छाँै ।

यस फोटो प्रतियोगितामा नेपालको कलासंस्कृति, प्राकृतिक स्रोत, सम्पदा, समृद्धि, खुसी र सुख झल्कने फोटो वा यसै सम्बन्धित ‘कला फोटोग्राफी’ समेत पठाउन सकिनेछ ।

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Baidam, walking through silence screen print exhibition

“Once upon a time Pokhara was a mellow, sleepy town.
Lakeside then was called ‘Baidam’. It was the only place in Nepal where even buffaloes speak English’, according to locals. Continental breakfast with fresh coffee and (magic) mushroom omelets was served in small, tattered huts. Now life around lakeside has transformed so much that it is rare to see a buffalo lazing about. The name ‘Baidam’ has been long forgotten.”Bikalpa Art Center is pleased to present the 2nd solo exhibition of Mr. Prabod Shrestha. The exhibition will feature 21 pieces of screen print works with juxtaposition of his poetry. Mr. Shrestha’s work shows the reflection of minimalism, meditativeness, and intuition. The source of inspiration is the characteristic of Lakeside Pokhara (Baidam) and the deep connection with the nature and simplicity around.

Lightroom Workshop for Photographers

Canon Imaging Academy is organizing a new set of the workshop – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 8 for Photographers Workshop in December 2019.

ABOUT LIGHTROOM
Lightroom is a high-quality image processor and image asset management program. It is designed to meet the needs of digital photographers everywhere. It is not a single, monolithic application; instead, it should be viewed as a suite of application modules which, when combined together, provide an ideal workflow for digital photographers.

The Diary My Art = My Sutra

Siddhartha Art Gallery invites you to
an exhibition of drawings & sculpture

The Diary My Art = My Sutra
by Setsu Suzuki

The exhibition will remain open till the 30th of November 2019

“JAPAN 4” by Japanese Artists Izumi Tanabe and Hideo Iida.

Gallery Mcube humbly invites you all to the opening of the exhibition “JAPAN 4” by Japanese Artists Izumi Tanabe and Hideo Iida.
Opening Date: 15th November 2019 by 5 p.m. onwards
Venue: Gallery Mcube, Chakupat, Lalitpur, Nepal
The exhibition will remain open till 24th November 2019 from 11 am to 6 pm.
 — at Gallery MCUBE.

Ceramic Painting – Beyond Bounds by Sushila Singh

Kathmandu Art Gallery invites you to
an exhibition of ceramic paintings and pen and ink drawing
“Beyond Bounds” by Sushila Singh

Honorable Mr. Biraj Bhakta Shrestha, Member of Parliament, Province no. 3 will open the exhibition on Friday 8th November 2019 at Kathmandu Art Gallery, Le Sherpa, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, at 5:30 p.m.

The exhibition will remain open till 22nd November 2019

Himalayan Art Festival 2019

Himalayan Art Festival was initiated by E-Arts Nepal in 2017 has the finest collection and exhibition of Nepali artworks. The festival embraces a comprehensive, inclusive and holistic approach towards contemporary Nepali art by presenting works of more than one hundred different artists that represent a multitude of genres – paintings, paubha, sculptures, installations, photographs, print making, ceramic, as well as live performances.
Venue: Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal

Photo Exhibition: 70 Years of Nepal – France Friendship

Celebrating 70 years of Nepal – France Friendship

Did you know that, in 1850, the French Prince – President gave to the Nepali Prime Minister Jung Bahadur Rana a sword that belonged to his uncle, French Emperor Napoleon? And did you know that Jung Bahadur Rana had assisted to a review of more than 100,000 French soldiers in Versailles? To learn more on the spectacular origin of the relations between France and Nepal, join us!

Discover the photographic footsteps of this Franco – Nepali relation, learn more about their incredible past and present relationship founded on “trust, friendship and attraction”, as the general De Gaulle said to King Mahendra on the 25th of October, 1966!

The exhibition will remain until the end of September from Monday to Friday!

Photography Training at Idea Media Training Nepal

Dashain Offer! Dashain Offer !! Limited Seats Only
📷📸Photography Training l Class starts from Bhadra 24, Tuesday
Camera not compulsory
Class repetition facility
Starts from very basic
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Visit us at New Baneshwor, Way to Thapagaun, 150 meter from Rastriya Banijya Bank/Pani Tanki
Contents of Photography
 Detail knowledge of Camera and lenses
 Gears used for Photography (Equipment eg. Tripod, ND Filters, UV filter, Polarize filter)
✅ Types of Photography
 Detail knowledge of Exposure Triangle (ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture)
 Reading Histogram (Shadows, midtone and highlights)
 White Balance (Presets, Custom WB & Color temperature)
 Dynamic Range (Concept and Taking HDR Image)
 Long Exposure / Night Photography
 Camera angle and shot size
 Framing and composition
 Panorama
 Tips and Tricks
 Camera Handling and safety
 Flash Light
 Photo Editing using Photoshop
🕚🕛 Course duration …….
14 Days, 1.5 hours each day
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Morning: 7.00 to 8.30
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NRs 7,000/- Dashain offer 5000/- Only

“नेपाल दर्शन २०२०” सास्कृतिक तथा पर्यटन विधाको फोटो प्रतियोगिता

“नेपाल दर्शन २०२०” सास्कृतिक तथा पर्यटन विधाको फोटो प्रतियोगिता
प्राकृतिक सौन्दर्य, साँस्कृतिक सम्पदा, धार्मिक वस्तुस्थिति, पुरातात्विक र ऐतिहासिक धरोहरहरुका कारण हाम्रो देश नेपाल सँग प्रचुर पर्यटनको सम्भावना छ । हिमाल, पहाड र तराईको भौगोलिक विबिधता संगै विबिध प्राकृतिक र संस्कृतिकमा बिभित्र जातजाति, धर्म, सांस्कृति र सभ्यताहरुले भरिमूर्ण छ, हाम्रो देश नेपाल । यो प्रकृतिक र संस्कृतिक अनुपम उहार नै नेपालको अमुल्य गहना हो । तसर्थ यस्ता अनूपम उपहारलाई नेपालको सबृद्धि संग जोडर यसको उचिति संरक्षण गर्दै प्रवद्र्धन गर्दै लैजान सकेको खण्डामा देश समृद्धिको यात्रामा अगाडी बढेने कुरामा दुईमत छैन ।

यसको लागी देश भरी छरिएर रहेका बृहत्तर सम्भावनाहरुलाई पर्यटकीय दृष्टिकोण बाट अगाडी पढन सक्नु पर्छ । हाल चिनिएका भनौ वा चर्चामा आएर आन्तरीक तथा बह्य पर्यटकको नजरमा परेका स्थानहरुलाई अझ बृहत बनाउदै लैजान सक्नु पर्छ । प्रकृतिक संस्कृतिक रुपले महत्वपूर्ण वा रमणीय भएर पनि पर्यटकिय दृष्टिकोण बाट पछि परेको वा चर्चामा नआएका स्थानहरुको पनि उचित प्रचार प्रसार गर्दै चर्चामा ल्याई पर्यटकिय गन्तब्य वनाउन जरुरि देखिन्छ । यो सबै सम्भावनहरुलाई एउटै मालामा उनेर एकिकृत ढंगले अगाडी बढाउन हामीले यो प्रयास गर्न लागेका हौं । तसर्थ हाम्रो पर्यटकीय क्षेत्र र सम्भावना उजागर गदै लैजान सकेको खण्डमा मात्र समृद्धिको सपना पुराहुन सक्छ । सरकारले घोषणा गरेको भ्रमण वर्ष सन् २०२० सफल हुन सक्छ । यस विषयमा एक बृहत्तर सामाजिक संवाद र बहसको आवश्यकता छ । यो आवश्यकतालाई मनन गर्दैे नेपालमा रहेका महत्वपूर्ण पर्यटकीय स्थलहरुको प्रवद्र्धन गर्न सहयोग गर्ने हेतुले राष्ट्रिय फोटोपत्रकार समुह एनएफपीजे नेपालद्धारा “नेपाल दर्शन २०२०” नामक फोटो प्रतियोगिता गर्न लागेको सहर्ष जानकारी गराउन पाउँद हर्षित छौ ।

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Cacti Blossom – Exhibition of Artwork

Namaste,
You are all invited to a solo art exhibition “Cactic Blossom” by Pramila Bhajracharya
Dates: 4th September – 28th September 2019

Venue: Dalai-La Art Space, Thamel

Everyday: 10 am – 7 pm

NTB Teej Photo Contest

NTB is delighted to present you all with a new photo contest. All you have to do is like our Facebook page and share your photo on the competition album and get maximum likes on your photos. Voters must also like our Facebook page to vote for their favourite photo. Send us your image at ntbwelcomenepal@gmail.com or share your images on our cloud image sourcing website, https://photonepal.welcomenepal.com/
1 like on photo = 1 vote

Photo Submission Deadline: Sept. 9, 2019
Voting Time: Sept. 10, 2019, to Sept. 24, 2019
Winner Announcement: Sept. 25, 2019

Prizes:
The top 3 winners of the contest will receive:
1st place winner: Mount Everest sight-seeing flight for 2 pax
2nd place winner: Round trip ticket of cable car to Chandragiri and Lunch coupon for 2 pax in Chandragiri
3rd place winner: Dinner coupon for 2 pax at a five-star hotel in Kathmandu

Please click on the link for the contest rules:
http://bit.ly/328mNOu

NTB Video Competition

Video Contest Announcement #Flag#ConstitutionDay

Of the many unique emblems Nepal has, the flag of the country stands out with its uniqueness. As a celebration of fifth constitution day of the country, Nepal Tourism Board is organizing a video competition about the story on the most unique and the only triangular flag of the world- Flag of Nepal.

Find Details in the picture:

One Month Photography at Kantipur Film Academy

Class Time – Sun– Fri (7:00 AM – 9:00 AM)
Date – 2nd to 31st Bhadra | Fee – Rs. 15,000
Course Instructor – Madhu Sudan Thapa

Courses Contents :

Week 1
 Principles of Photography
 Camera and formats
 SLR camera workings
 Camera part and Functions
 Camera Demo and Practice
 Drawing DSLR

Week 2
 Major Controlling systems
 The Exposure
 Different Exposure modes and systems
 Demo & Practice
 Focusing & Practice
 Types of Lenses
 Depth of Field

Week 3
 Light and Lighting
 White Balance
 Recording Medium
 Camera Handling
 Human Portrait Practice
 Basic Operational Setups

Week 4
 Capturing Movements
 Field Shooting
 Evaluation
 Photo Essay & Photo Story

*Students will do a final presentation at the end of the course.
*Students are supposed to bring their cameras with them.

➡️ About Instructor :
Madhu Sudan Thapa is a highly experienced photography teacher and instructor. He has been teaching photo journalism to Masters in Journalism Students at various colleges. He has over 18 years of teaching experience at Kantipur City College, RR Campus, Madan Bhandari College and in many other colleges and institution. He is also the founder of National School of Photography.

➡️ Contact – 015245011 / 9808364768
➡️ Deadline for is 1st Bhadra / 18th Aug, 2019
🌐www.kantipurfilmacademy.com

Kathmandu Photographer’s Association – Blood Donation Program on World Photography Day

बिश्व फोटोग्राफी दिवसको अवसरमा काठमाडौं फोटोग्राफर संघले भाद्र २ गते सामाखुसी चोकमा बृहत रक्तदान कार्यक्रम आयोजना गरेको छ । उक्त कार्यक्रममा सम्पूर्ण फोटोग्राफर सदस्य लगायत ईच्छुक महानुभावहरु सहभागी भई रक्तदान गर्नुहुन आव्हान गर्दछौं । रक्तदान गरौं महापुण्य लाभ गरौं ।
समय बिहान १०.००बजे देखि २.०० बजे सम्म
स्थान सामाखुसी चोक काठमाडौं
मिति २०७६ भाद्र २ गते

Solo exhibition “SHELTER”

All artist and art lovers.

Welcome to MITHILA Mithila Yain Art Gallery

Thamel Kathmandu Nepal 🇳🇵 .

Opening Solo exhibition “SHELTER”

by Korean artist ko Eunjin.

Time 3:00 pm .

8 August 2019.

Exhibition continues 8 to 12 August.

Research 101 for Photographers

What role does research play in your photography or art practice? What are the different ways research can be done? This 3-day workshop is designed for intermediate and advanced photographers and lens-based practitioners to introduce them to basic research methodologies. Participants will be asked to come with a project idea that they will begin to research and develop during the workshop period.

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The workshop will be lead by Sumitra Sunder, a Bangalore based independent art curator and researcher.

To apply, please send in one recent body of work (15-20 images @ 1000 px on the longest side) to learning@photocircle.com.np by Wednesday, 7th August 2019.

When: 9 -11 August 2019 | 9:30am – 1:00pm

Where: photo.circle HQ, Arun Thapa Chowk, Jhamsikhel

How much: Rs. 2000 per participant

About the mentor:

Sumitra Sunder is an independent art curator and researcher who has been working in the field for over 10 years. She has curated projects in India, working primarily with archival material. Her curatorial practice engages and problematizes the understanding of queering art practice as well as Queerness as an identity.

Her research work has led to a doctoral thesis in curating contemporary art, viewed through the lens of art history and feminist frameworks. She has been the recipient of various fellowships for her research and curatorial work, including one from the National Institute of Advanced Studies that supported her doctoral research, and fellowships from Kochi Biennale Foundation and Khoj International Artists Association for curatorial work.

At present, Sumitra’s work is anchored in exploring history and memory through archiving practices as well as creating a framework for the exhibition and production of queered art. She is currently based out of Bangalore, India.

Poster image by Shradha Devkota

Oscar International College (College of film Studies) OPEN HOUSE EVENT.

Have an impulse for FILM MAKING? Enlighten yourself with all the aspects of FILM MAKING. Oscar International College (College of Film Studies) opens its door to allow the interested students in OPEN HOUSE EVENT.

Show Highlights
1. Experience Live film set with film crew & Actors (Get to know the behind the scene of film making)
2. Live Editing Session (get to know how a film is made with different raw footages)
3. Experience the magic Foley Session (Live sound design)
4. Camera & Equipment Exhibitions (Get to know how technology has grown throughout many years)
5. Learn about the history of the film making process (Through different DIY devices made by students)
6. Camera Obscure (Projection of surrounding through a pinhole camera, which will allow you to physically know how the camera works)
7. Portrait Sessions (Get your picture clicked in different lighting setups and fun bokeh lights)
(Photos will be made available to you through College facebook page)
8. Real-time Green Screen Set (Involve in live green screen/ Chromakey and see yourself in a famous movie scene or setups)
9. Film Screenings (Short films Made by our College students)
10. Live Dramas (Our students from Acting specialization will showcase short and fun dramas)
11. Photo Exhibitions & Many more

So drop by on Saturday 17 August (Shrawan 32).
All you need to bring is a sense of curiosity and excitement.
Send message or Call 01-4371874 to Register.

Life in Analogue: A Photography Exhibition

Siddhartha Art Gallery invites you to
an exhibition of Photography
“Life in Analogue”

Ashoke Rana, CEO of Himalayan Bank Ltd.
will open the exhibition on Sunday, 4th August 2019
at 5:30 pm at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu, Nepal.
The exhibition will remain open till the 21st August, 2019

To mark the World Photography day there will be
a talk series on the following days
Sunday, 11th August 2019 at 5:30 pm
Sunday, 18th August 2019 at 5:30 pm

Participating Artists:
Abhishek Karmacharya, Abhishek Shah, Aishu Mathema, Akriti Ranabhat, Aniar Simha, Anjila Manandhar, Ashley Sutton, Bakhat Bahadur Chitrakar, Bhim Prasad Rai, Bibhas Maharjan, Suwal Bikas Rauniar, Frances Klatzel, Gopal Chitrakar, Hari Bansa Kirant, Jagdish Upadhya, James Grey, Jay Maskey, Kamal Mani Dixit, Mani Lama, Min Bajracharya, Niva Rajbangshi, Pramin Manandhar, Pranav Joshi, Prastuti Chitrakar, Pritush Maharjan, Raj Bhai Suwal, Raju Bhandari, RK Manandhar, Robic Upadhyaya, Robin Neupane, Rupesh Man Singh, Sabrina Dangol, Sambhu Manandhar, Sanjog Manandhar, Santosh Malekar, Shreedhar Lal Manandhar, Shisang Khyungba Lama, Stella Grasso, Tejash Parakram Bista, Thomas Bell, Tika RL Simha, Tirtha Raj Rai & Ujala Shrestha.

Thinking Queer Archives, Art Practice and Activism

Where is our place? Where do we belong? Can the archive be a site where we can discover and name ourselves? Can it be a site where we build solidarities? Can the excavation of queer experience, queer desires and queer traumas allow us to re-examine our inherited past knowledge and imagine new futures?
photo.circle is pleased to invite you to this one-day discussion seminar to collectively think about and discuss queer archives, art practice and activism through conversations on how, as curators, researchers, archivists, educators and activists, we can remember, recognize, and witness queer lives across South Asia.
10:00am – 1:00pm
We will spend the first half of the day with our curators in residence; Sumitra and Aziz Sohail, who will share with us their work as queer art and cultural practitioners in South Asia and the diaspora;
Presentation 1: Sumitra will share her curatorial process including her experience of executing the Students Biennale at Kochi Muziris Biennale (2016-17) with 14 other curators, curating the local Pride festivals in Bangalore, curating the archive and interpreting archival materials in art installations, and her research as a doctoral scholar.
Presentation 2: Aziz Sohail will present his curatorial practice based between Los Angeles and Karachi focusing on some recent projects including In Search of Baba Singh (Los Angeles, 2019), Making Space (Delhi, 2018) and collaborative projects with Abdullah Qureshi and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (Philadelphia and Berlin, 2018) as a way to think about a queer curatorial outlook and bringing together various interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives.
Presentations will be followed by open discussion on key questions about curatorial practice as queer individuals and some of the struggles faced when speaking about queer issues in the regional and national art world in South Asia and diaspora.
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1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch (provided)
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2:00pm – 5:00pm
We will spend the afternoon session thinking through and discussing the need for, possibilities of and challenges related to an intersectional queer and feminist activism.
Presentation 3: Rukshana Kapali from Queer Youth Group will share the process and experience of organizing the first pride parade in Kathmandu, and the successes and challenges involved.
Presentation 4: Diwas Raja Kc will share notes on the possibilities and problems of solidarity between the queer and feminist movements. Based on an 8-point manifesto on queer feminism he authored with Surabhi Pudasaini, the discussion will open up conversation about what kind of rethinking of gender and sexuality queer feminism calls for.
Presentations will be followed by open discussion.
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5:30pm onwards – Drinks and casual conversations. Open to friends and +1s! 🙂 
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Sumitra (India) is an independent art curator and researcher who has been working in the field for over 10 years. She has curated projects in India, working primarily with archival material. Her curatorial practice engages and problematizes the understanding of queering art practice as well as Queerness as an identity.
Aziz Sohail (Pakistan) is an art curator, writer and researcher. His practice is particularly invested in promoting under-researched histories and building interdisciplinary connections between art, history, archive, fiction, theory and biography.
Rukshana Kapali (Nepal) is 20 years old transgender woman involved in the Queer rights and Newa Movements. She works in Sahaayam Nepal, an NGO working on Comprehensive Sexuality Education. She has been involved in activism around the citizenship bill, gender identity, and displacement of indigenous people.
Diwas Raja Kc (Nepal) is an independent researcher, writer, and curator based in Kathmandu. At Nepal Picture Library, he previously led research for the creation of its Dalit archive. He also works as a documentary film editor.

Seeking for the admission in BACHELORS IN FILM STUDIES ?

Take the clapper and become the alarm that the world so desperately needs.
Seeking for the admission in BACHELORS IN FILM STUDIES ?

Submit your admission form and get ready for the entrance examination. RESULT WAITING STUDENTS CAN ALSO APPLY.
Important Dates:
Last date of Form Distribution: Sharwan 31(August 16)
Entrance Date: Bhadra 8th (August 25)
Interview Dates: Bhadra 10 – 12 (August 27-29)

Note: Every student should face personal interview after the written exams.

The dates for the interview will be published online on Bhadra 8th (August 25).

For more details 01-4371874, 4370409

www.oscar.edu.np

mail@oscar.edu.np

Belonging BFA Exhibition Project 2019

KU Art+Design is pleased to present yet another edition of BFA Exhibition. We envision this exhibition as a platform to showcase the final projects of our graduating students.

Venue: Nepal Art Council Gallery, Babarmahal, Kathmandu
The exhibition remains open till 24 July 2019 / Gallery hrs 11:00-18:00 hrs

Your presence is highly anticipated! Please mark your calendar.

Exhibiting BFA Students:
Graphic Communication
Allen Tuladhar, Amogh Parajuli, Diwas Maharjan, Kemesh Maharjan, Manika Manandhar, Riya Dhungel, Shubha Joshi, Subicha Gurung, Sudim Raj Bajracharya

Studio Art
Amir Mahat, Anjila Manandhar, Hitesh Vaidya, Jagdish Moktan, Pooja Duwal, Rupesh Man Singh, Tashi Lama

7-Days Photography for Beginners!

Photography for beginners!
If you are a photography enthusiast and want to know the detailed workings of a camera, to shoot not just people but stories, You do not want to miss this Chance.
Prismedia is hosting a 7-day photography workshop for aspiring photographers, starting 15th and 1st of every English month.
Camera not compulsory
🕛 Course duration 7 days
📱 9808387476
 01-4219329
Internship will also be provided for able candidates.
P.S. The cameras for the Workshop are on us!

Art Exhibition France – Nepal Painting Exhibition

Are you looking for a great exhibition in Kathmandu?
As part of the celebration of the 70 years of diplomatic relations and friendship between France and Nepal Alliance Française Kathmandu organises a great art exhibition presenting the work of Nepali and French artists!
The event is free and open to all! till the end of July from Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM !

Photographers Travel Series: Collective Work

Gallery of Creatives, Thamel:
Travel series collection of images from our associate photographers. Collective work on print of 3 sizes, encased in black Gallery Mat for easy framing. All photo/artwork for sale at GoC is with artist signature and Certificate of Authenticity.

Available Photo Print & Valuation:
– 04”/06” (Gift Size)- NPR 350
– 08”/12” (Standard)- NPR 2250
– 12”/18” (Fine Print)- NPR 4500

On request: Photographers digital catalogue view, future projects & artist booking.

Personalised framing option on purchased Artwork from gallery, delivery option to select areas.

Milarepa, Keshar Mahal Marg, Thamel
(near Himalayan Java)

Hapenning – Jul 20 at 9 AM – Aug 2 at 5 PM

Canon Monsoon Offer – Free CMOS Sensor Cleaning

Free CMOS Sensor Cleaning

1. Offer valid only when a warranty card issued by Primax is produced. The expired warranty card is also valid.

2. Please note that there are limited slots for the free CMOS Sensor Cleaning and is on a first come first serve basis.

3. To avail this offer, you must like our Facebook page and share this promotion.

4. 19th July 2019 Friday at Canon Image Square, Civil Mall, First Floor, Sundhara, Kathmandu.

5. 11:00 AM onwards till 5:00 PM

Screenwriting Workshop 2019

NFCA is receiving applications for its Screenwriting Workshop 2019, which is being organized in partnership with Film Development Board (FDB), Government of Nepal.

Applications can be made at https://nfcacademy.org/nf…/nfca-screenwriting-workshop-2019/

This is a wonderful opportunity for participants to take advantage of the highly subsidized entry fee (NPR 10,000, including all classes/sessions, accommodations, meals, and transport for 7 days in Makwanpur \ USD 150 for non-Nepali entrants).

TO NOTE: This workshop is not for newcomers into the industry. Applicants must be able to prove that they have prior experience working in any aspect of the film sector.

“TOYGRAPHY” by Sunny Shakya

Siddhartha Art Gallery presents
an exhibition of digital prints

“TOYGRAPHY” by Sunny Shakya

Mr. Saurabh Jyoti, Director of Jyoti Group & Chairman of Syakar Company will open the exhibition on Friday 12th July, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu.

The exhibition will remain open till 24th of July 2019.

Scriptwriting Workshop at Oscar International College

Get ready to take your Writing skills to Next Level with Scriptwriting Workshop at Oscar International College.
The Two-Months Scriptwriting Workshop allows students to participate in a training workshop that demands full immersion into learning the craft of Writing.

Time: 07:00 Am to 09:00 Am.
Date: Shrawan 1 to Bhadra 30.

For more details:-
Call: 01-4371874, 4370409,
Email: mail@oscar.edu.np,
or Visit: www.oscar.edu.np

Artudio Photography Workshop 72

Artudio Photography workshop, As a medium of Visual Arts (Level I) is designed for the beginners and photography enthusiasts where participants will be facilitated and mentored by professional artists and photographers for 7 days to develop their own vision as a medium of Art. Our professionals will shape the participants to create a body of work during the session and will be encouraged to present it in the end of the workshop. This workshop focuses not just a camera but also the way you view the world in an innovative way through your camera.

Preferred: Digital SLR Camera. If not, Digital Compact Camera/ Mobile Camera is compulsory.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

People interested in beginning their photography journey or people who have already begun this powerful journey and want to learn more. From beginners, keen learners, someone planning on buying a new DSLR, photo enthusiast are all welcome to explore the photographic medium for individual expression. All you need is a passion for photography and eagerness to learn.

ELIGIBILITY: Keen interest in photography with either DSLR or Compact Camera/Mobile Camera

COURSE CONTENT
Induction (Introduction, interaction, Orientation)
Historical Timeline of Photography
History and Nepali context in Photography
Historical Comparison
Camera and its Types
Portfolio of Camera and Camera Operating System
Main Function (Fn) of Camera
Digital Technology
Composition and aesthetics
Introductory session on Art Elements and principles in photography
Photography as a visual language/medium of visual arts
Digital Photo Application and Workflow
Content and Statement Writing
Night Photography/ Light Graffiti / Light Painting
Critical Photo Assignment Reviews
Portfolio and presentation.

The workshop will be focused on more interactions and practical assignments and critical discourse.

When: 15-22 July, 2019

Where: Artudio, Swoyambhu, Chhauni Hospital Road, Kathmandu

Time: 7.00 AM to 10.00 AM

Registration: Rs. 5,500/- Only

Registration Deadline: 14th July, 2019

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE – So, Book Your Seat by as soon as possible

WORKSHOP COORDINATOR:

Karma Tshering Gurung – 9803779777

artudio@hotmail.com

‘टुरिज्म डेस्टिनेसन भिडियो च्यालेन्ज अवार्ड’ २०७६

वि विल राईज फाउन्डेसनले नेपालका ओझेलमा परेका पर्यटकीय स्थलहरु उजागार गर्ने प्रयास स्वरुप नेपालमै पहिलो पटक आयोजित ‘टुरिज्म डेस्टिनेसन भिडियो च्यालेन्ज अवार्ड’ को मनोनयन सार्वजनिक गरेको  छ ।

वि विल राइज फाउन्डेसनले नेपाल भ्रमण वर्ष २०२०’ लाई लक्षित गरी गत जनवरी देखि सुरु गरेको यस अभियानमा देश भरका प्रचुर पर्यटकीय सम्भावना भएरपनि ओझेलमा परेका पर्यटकीय दृष्टिकोणले महत्वपूर्ण हुनसक्ने हाम्रा गाउँठाउँका प्राकृतिक, सांस्कृतिक सम्पदा, कला संस्कृति भेषभुषा, जातजातीको पहिचान, खानपान, कला लगायतका विषयवस्तुमा केन्द्रित रही भिडियो डकुमेन्ट्री निर्माणका लागि आह्वान गरेको थियो ।

सातै प्रदेशबाट विभिन्न विधामा उत्साहजनक सहभागिताका साथ १ सय ३२ भिडियोहरु मध्येबाट निर्णायक मण्डलले विभिन्न ८ विधामा ४७ भिडियोको मनोनयन सार्वजनिक गरेको छ  । मनोनयनमा परेका भिडियो र सहभागी प्रतियोगीहरुको नाम यस प्रकार छ :

पब्लिक च्वाइस अवार्ड :
१) छठ पुजा – कुमार भास्कर
२) डगुरा थारु – कुलदीप न्यौपाने
३) दैलेख – टीएनएल प्रोडक्सन
४) जर्नी टु सिंगला – जम्बुलिंग फिल्म्स
५) लिग लिग पहिलो पाइला – सुदिप गिरी
६) मानुङ – आर्यन कुँवर
७) राइनास – बिक्रम न्यौपाने
८) रामारोशन – सन्तोष उपाध्याय
९) रोलिंग मोनास्ट्री – रेशम राज रोकाया
१०) सन्दकपुर – सन्दकपुर नगरपालिका
११) सोलु दुधकुण्ड – सोलु दुधकुण्ड नगरपालिका
१२) थाक ठिमी – संजोग थकाली

बेस्ट स्क्रिप्ट राइटर
१) छैलुङ – सुजाता गुरुङ
२) मकै विवाह – भिमलाल श्रेष्ठ
३) मानुङ कोट – आर्यन कुँवर
४) सन्दकपुर इलाम – सन्दकपुर नगरपलिका
५) डगुरा थारु – कुलदीप न्यौपाने

बेस्ट टेक्निकल/ सिनेमेटोग्राफर
१) दैलेख – टिएनएल प्रोडक्सन
२) जर्नी टु सिंगला– जम्बलिङ फिल्म्स
३) मानुङ कोट – आर्यन कुँवर
४) राइनास – बिक्रम न्यौपाने
५) रेड च्यारीयट – दिनेश श्रेष्ठ

वुमन भिडियो मेकर अफ द इयर
१) बन्दीपुर – खुशी गुरुङ
२) छैलुङ – सुजाता गुरुङ
३) जर्नी टु घुम्ते – सपना रोक्का
४) महाशिला – वर्षा बर्मा
५) ट्युन अफ झाक्री – देवकी विष्ट

बेस्ट भिडियो अफ द इयर
१) जर्नी टु सिंगला – जम्ब्लिंग फिल्म्स
२) राइनास – बिक्रम न्यौपाने
३) रामारोशन – सन्तोष उपाध्याय
४) सोलु दुधकुण्ड – सोलु दुधकुण्ड नगरपालिका
५) थाक ठिमी – संजोग थकाली

अ फ्युचर स्टार
१) जर्नी टु घुम्ते – सपना रोक्का
२) जु जु धौ – सौगात बिष्ट
३) क्षितिमा माई – अशोक पाठक
४) मानुङ कोट – आर्यन कुँवर
५) तुवाचुङ – डोनाल्ड एचके

मोस्ट पोटेन्सियल डेस्टिनेसन
१) महाकुलुंग – गाँउले इन्टरटेनमेन्ट मिडिया
२) पन्चदेवल जुम्ला – एलपी देवकोटा
३) रानीमहल पाल्पा – माधव अर्याल
४) सन्दकपुर् इलाम – सन्दकपुर नगरपालिका
५) ताजमहल – प्रविन खड्का

मोस्ट इनर्जेटिक भिडियो मेकर
१) माई भिलेज केशवटार – फल थापा
२) रानीमहल पाल्पा – माधव अर्याल
३) सेतीदेवी, इलाम – विजय राई
४) थारु म्युजियम – विकास डिसी
५) उग्रतारा – एडभेन्चर वेस्ट होलिडे

365, not just a number : Showcasing of Illustrations

ARTIST STATEMENT
“Four years back I was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. it was a mixture of mental health issues with some defining features being anxiety, depression, heightened negative thoughts and extreme mood fluctuations, self-harm tendencies, and some other issues. It was hard to share with others about it at first and to remain true to myself was a challenge.
I was hurting my loved ones along with myself so I decided to take help from professional and started taking therapy. Alongside therapy, I was asked to make a journal of my day and thought process. Around that time, I started creating an artwork per day as a method of release, journaling, and meditation. this helped me bring my focus back to creating than self-harm. This way I could process the thoughts to a more productive and expressive medium. Thus I created 365 artworks with an intention to find joy in life.

Mental health is a delicate and complicated issue that needs to be addressed and talked about within and in wider circles of our community. When one is faced with such a hurdle it is essential to share, communicate and seek help with family, friends, and professionals.

Starting from June 7 for 28 days symbolizing my age I intend to create and talk about mental health, the journey, the process, and key elements that were essential about maintaining my mental health. I will be airing it live for the time I sit down to create the artwork through Instagram, Facebook, and on the site and will be conversing, answering, sharing with the viewers.”

EXHIBITION DETAILS
Exhibition Opening: June 7 | 4 pm to 8 pm
Exhibition On till July 7
Gallery Hours: 10 am – 8 pm
Performance: June 8 – July 6 | 4 – 7 pm
Drawing workshop: June 23 – June 29
Venue: NexUs Culture Nepal, Bakhundol, Lalitpur

Embraces, Sabita Dangol’s 5th solo exhibition at Image Ark

Embraces, Sabita Dangol’s 5th solo exhibition, is an exquisite collection of paintings on intimacy, love and symbolic ways that help us pursue optimism to resolve our problems.

Exhibiting till July 10,2019

Image Ark
Kulimha Tole, Ward No.9
Lalitpur, Nepal
https://www.facebook.com/ImageArk/

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 8 for Photographers Workshop

Canon Imaging Academy is organizing a new set of workshop – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 8 for Photographers Workshop in June 2019.

ABOUT LIGHTROOM
Lightroom is a high-quality image processor and image asset management program. It is designed to meet the needs of digital photographers everywhere. It is not a single, monolithic application; instead it should be viewed as a suite of application modules which, when combined together, provide an ideal workflow for digital photographers.

CONTENT INCLUDE
• What’s New in Lightroom 8
• Where to store your photos
• Preferences for Photo Importing
• Catalog settings
• Creating metadata, key wording and rating
• Smart collections
• Working with Online / Offline Files and Drives
• Soft Proofing
• Sharpening
• Sharing files on social network using Lightroom

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Aishu Mathema is a freelance photographer and also known as technical master in photography. His images have appeared in Books, Magazines and International Canon Calendar 2010 and 2016. He has been conducting photography workshops delivering lectures to beginners, amateurs and professionals. He has been using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom since it was introduced in 2007.

WORKSHOP DETAILS
WHO SHOULD ATTEND : Photographers
DATE : 09 – 19 June 2019, Sunday
DURATION : 10 Days (15 Hours Instruction)
TIME : 5:30 pm-7:00 pm (Evening)
SEATS AVAILABE : 8 Participants Only
SPECIAL NOTE : Participants must bring a laptop
FEE : Rs. 7300/- Only
PLACE : Canon Photo Gallery, Maitry Bhawan-4th Floor, New Road, Kathmandu

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call : 4229358
Email : workshop.canon@gmail.com
Registration Deadline : 7 June 2019, Friday.

Traces

TRACES: Print making exhibition by students of Batch 2017 from Kathmandu University School of Arts, Department of Art and Design.
The exhibition will remain open till Thursday, 30th May.
Park Gallery is closed on Saturdays.
Opening Hours: 11 am – 6pm

Trans Studio Project 4.0 Exhibition

Come and Join the Bikalpa Art Centre for the opening of the Trans Studio Project 4.0 exhibition!

Free Entrance!

This event will feature musical performances Chirag Bangdel (solo) The Midnight Riders (Blues trio band) and an abstract experimental set by the DJ Vital.

The Trans Studio Project 4.0 exhibition will feature mixed-medium installation, video art, performance and video projections from five artists. The Exhibition will continue until 24th May 2019.

Each work reflects on social, environmental, or political issues facing Nepal.

TSP4.0 Participants:
Manish Lal Shrestha – Visual Artist (NEPAL)
Sharu Nepal – Theater Artist (NEPAL)
Saurav Basnet – Theater Artist (NEPAL)
Tiffany Baillet – Fashion Designer/ Interdisciplinary Artist (FRANCE)
Saroj Mahato – Filmmaker (NEPAL)

The TSP4.0 is a three-week intensive transdisciplinary project, that brings together professionals for an array of different disciplines, too, in the spirit of collaboration, use collective wisdom to produce individual works of art.

This three-week residency will culminate with this exhibition in the BAC studio, from 17th until 24th May 2019.

For further information on the find out more about the project and artists, check-out the BAC website: http://www.bikalpaartcenter.org/trans-studio-project-4-0/

Solo art exhibition “AAMA” at Dalai-la Art Space

Namaste, you are all invited to a solo art exhibition “AAMA” by @saanjh.being

Dates: May 7th – June 5th, 2019

Artist Sandhya Silwal has come with her unique hand cutout art works titled ‘AAMA’ for this May exhibition at Dalai la Art Space. Silwal uses the delicate cutout medium on fragile paper to portray her internal journey to spirituality. Her work demonstrates skilled execution of very intricate details. Her laborious work brilliantly shows both softness, and strength in the softness in her expression of her spiritual journey. Her artwork is enriched with patterns as well as metaphorical figures.

Dalai-La Art Space.

“Fostering contemporary Nepalese art and artists.”

Lost in Transition by Mann Gurung

Siddhartha Art Gallery presents
an exhibition of paintings & drawings

“Lost in Transition” by Mann Gurung
recipient of Himalayan Light Art Award

The exhibition is on from Thursday 9th May 2019
at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu.

The exhibition will remain open till 9th of June 2019.

Photo Exhibition – Here and There, Ici et Là-Bas

In May, from the 9th to the 24th, the exhibition Here and There, Ici et Là-bas, by photographer Ingrid Chiron, moors at the Alliance Française Kathmandu.

Here and There is a photo series depicting the two physical worlds of the photographer: Belle-Isle, a beauteous and poetic island of the French Brittany where the photographer comes from, and Nepal, a diverse and mysterious Himalayan gem, where she has been living for the past twenty-one years.

The exhibition intends to engage a dialogue between the two places, a priori opposed, by putting together photos from both places that have a sense of reciprocal connection.

Date: May 9 – 24, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française Kathmandu, Ward 4, Dhalko Bato, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Documentary Screening – Nepal’s Waste Heroes

A great documentary realized by Ushuaia TV, one of the biggest French TV channels abroad. Released in January, it deals with the issue of waste and women who work to collect it, especially in Sisdole. It also shows the useful action of Doctors of the World, a French-based NGO.

Come and watch this great documentary on Nepal’s Waste Heroes at Dhokaima Cafe May 9, 2019 at 3 PM.

His Excellency, the French Ambassador to Népal, François-Xavier Léger will be among us to present the documentary.

Rhythm In Roots | Umesh Shah : Solo Exhibition

Rhythm in Roots is a collection of paintings and etchings that reflect lifestyle in Sarlahi where Umesh Shah spent his childhood. He grew up observing his grandmother paint traditional Mithila Art with natural pigments and clay. He translates the rhythm in the repetition of chores, the beauty he finds in his roots and in nature.

Rhythm in Roots marks Umesh’s sixth solo exhibition in Nepal following his series on the same theme “Invention in Tradition”. The watercolor work will be on display for the first time.

Umesh Shah has held a solo exhibition in India, participated in three national exhibitions and a number of group exhibitions and workshops in Nepal, India, Japan, Taiwan and Russia. His works are in major public and private collections in Nepal, India, China, Europe, South America, and the USA.

Venue: Image Ark Gallery,  Kulimha Tole, Lalitpur, Nepal

Date: May 5 – 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Beyond Auto Mode Photography Workshop – May 2019

Do you use your camera’s automatic mode to take pictures? This means you have given up control of your photography. Although you push the shutter button to actually take the image but that just makes you a button-pusher, not an active participant in the process. Photography, in its purest form, is a mix of art and science. Each of us can be “photographer” by taking control of our cameras and making images with intention.

Do you ever look at your photos and wonder why they are so dark or so light? Do you wonder why some images are blurry, but images made two frames later are not? Do you look at your images and wish you could do better?

Anyone can make an incredible picture. You just have to get beyond ‘auto mode’ and start making pictures.

CONTENT INCLUDE
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– Composition
– Detail knowledge about Exposure
– Lighting and Metering
– ISO and White Balance
– Detail knowledge about the Lenses
– Photo Applications

ADDITIONAL LEARNING THROUGH
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– Assignments
– Outdoor Practical
– Picture Reviews
– Movie Clippings

WORKSHOP DETAILS:
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Who Can Attend: Enthusiast, Hobbyists and Beginners
When : 12th – 22nd May 2019
Duration : 12 Days
Timing : 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm (EVENING)
Requirements : DSLR Camera (Any Brand)
Cost : Rs. 6500/- only
Seats Available : 8-10 Participants only
Where : CANON IMAGING ACADEMY, 4th Floor Maitry Bhawan
(Above Bank of Kathmandu Building), New Road

FOR REGISTRATION
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CALL US : 4229358
EMAIL US : workshop.canon@gmail.com
REGISTRATION DEADLINE : 10th May 2019, Friday
(Registration Charge Rs 1000/- which is included in Course Fee)

The Yeti Script Challenge

Do you have a story to share with the world?

If so, The Yeti Script Challenge is for you. We are partnering up with The Film School, Seattle, USA to open this short film scriptwriting challenge to all Nepalis, of all ages.

Your story can be in any genre /style that you like and it can be written in either Nepali or English.

All the scripts that are submitted for the competition will be read by The Film School and multiple winners will be chosen.

The winning scripts could be turned into a short film in the USA. Directors, actors, producers will all present at the live reading of the scripts on June 6th, (7:00 – 9:30 PM) during the Seattle International Film Festival.

Share your story with the world!

Submit your best script by 14 May, 2019.
For full details, go to yeti.sattya.org

फोटो सिन्धुली

हरिहरपुरगढी, सिन्धुलीगढी, फिक्कल, आदिलिंग कुशेश्वर महादेव, सिद्धबाबा, पञ्चकन्या पोखरी, सुनकोशी, ठाकुर राजाको दरबार, महाभारत, चुरे, माइस्थान, मधुगंगा महादेव, सर्वसिद्धेश्वर गुफा, महाकाली देवी, बैष्णवी मन्दिर, शहश्रधारा गुफालगायत दर्जनौं पर्यटकीय स्थल छन् । अल्पसंख्यक हायु, थामी, पहरी मात्र होइन दनुवारलगायत विविध जातजातिको बसोबास समेत सिन्धुलीमा छ । यसर्थ, कृषि उत्पादनलाई जोड्दै सिन्धुलीको पर्यटन प्रवद्र्धन गर्न सकिने प्रसस्त सम्भावना छन् । तिनै सम्भावनाको खोजी हो, तस्वीरमा सिन्धुली । सो प्रदर्शनीमा सिन्धुलीको प्राकृतिक, सांस्कृतिक, सामाजिक, जनजीवन, जीवनशैली, धार्मिक महत्वका तस्वीर राखिने छ ।

STREET-ART OPEN CALL

STREET-ART OPEN CALL

Bikalpa Art Center is seeking submission for aspiring artists to participate in creating murals/ graffiti on the wall of the alley to the Bikalpa Art Center.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide a large scale work in Bikalpa Art Center and the Café. With an anticipated life span of 5-10 years, this mural installation ensures outstanding artist exposure.

If you are interested in creating a landmark public art mural please submit send 1-5 images of your work or proposal or link to where your work can be viewed or experienced to applybac@gmail.com

Bikalpa Art Center provides paints and small stipend, food and drinks!

WWRF Video Competition

मेरो गाउँ मेरो ठाउँ भिडियो प्रतियोगितामा सहभागि हुन कुनै शुल्क लाग्दैन । तपाईले देखेको पर्यटकिय सम्भावना भएको कुनै ठाउँ, चाडपर्व, खानपिन, कला, संस्कृति लगायत विविध बिषयमा डकुमेन्ट्रि तयार गर्न सक्नु हुने छ ।

तपाईले भिडियो तयार गर्नु भन्दा अगाडी हाम्रो आधिकारीक वेवसाईट wwrf.org.np मा रहेको फर्म भरेर जानकारी गराउनु होला । आफुले निर्माण गरेको भिडियो गुगल ड्राइभ वा ड्रपबक्समा अपलोड गरेर हामीलाई पठाउनु पर्नेछ ।

यो प्रतियोगिता जनवरी १ तारिख वाट शुरु भएर अप्रिल ३० तारिखसम्म चल्ने छ ।  प्रतियोगिता सम्बन्धि कुनै जानकारी चाहिएमा ९८१३२०७४८७ निर्मल श्रेष्ठ, ९८४१३५१८१८ मुकुन्द बोगटीलाई सम्पर्क राख्न सक्नुहुने छ ।

Gufa Talk Series

Media Foundation would like to invite you to our “Gufa Talk Series,” a monthly conversation series with Nepali journalists and professionals about the best practices and innovations in journalism.

This week Mr. Narendra Shrestha, Photojournalist, European Pressphoto Agency will talk about “Visual Journalism in Nepal.”

Gufa talk is linked with Media Gufa, a new media-based experiential reporting & writing event where participants are secluded for a rigorous 72-hour session to write stories on the spot.

Gufa Talk
Visual Journalism in Nepal
Narendra Shrestha, Photojournalist, European Pressphoto Agency
Baishak 05, 2076 | April 18, 2019
2:00 p.m. Media Foundation,
64 Sagun Marga (Near Sahid Smarak School),
Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu
RSVP required, please call 98510-00802 or 01- 4422546

#PhotoNepal Wildlife

Sagar Giri is ace wildlife photographer of Nepal. He has framed animals’ which are rare to see and find. His fascination with wildlife should not come as a surprise as he was born in Sauraha, Chitwan. The latest installment of our monthly #photoNepal series features an exhibition of wildlife photos by Giri. If you are a wildlife lover, you don’t want to miss this event. Entry is free!

Date: 5th to 11th April 2019
Time: 11 AM to 5 PM
Venue: Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu

The Art Market | Women’s Edition

We dedicate this month to all the strong and brave women out there. This Art Market, we are celebrating womanhood! Continuing to work on our aspiration to provide a platform for artists to showcase their creativity.
The Art Market is here for March;
Come join us to celebrate art of all forms!!!
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If you are one of those creators who are looking for a way to bring your art out into the world, e-mail us at bristee@image-ark.com.

Seduction of Print Making II | 2019

Siddhartha Art Gallery invites you to the
an exhibition of etchings “Seduction of Printmaking II | 2019”
which will showcase works made during a printmaking workshop conducted by the collective Printmaking Nepal. The artists include Anita Bhattarai, Bhishan Rajbhandari, Bipana Maharjan, Bidhata K. C., Birendra Pratap Singh, Dr. Seema Sharma Shah, Jenney Ghale, Kabi Raj Lama, Krishna Maya Suwal, Krishna Raut, Manju Syaula, Rukmani Shrestha, Samjhana Rajbhandari, Sangita Ghimire, Santosh Sigdel, Saurganga Darshandhari, Sudesha Shrestha, Sujita Maharjan, Sushma Shakya, Tika Datta Dahal, Uma Shanker Shah, Umesh Shah and Subash Tamang.

In addition 14 guest artists (Gopal Kalapremi Shrestha, Jeevan Rajopadhyay, Kishor Nakarmi, Krishna Devi Maharjan, Laxman Bhujel, Lok Chitrakar, Pramila Bajracharya, Pradip Bajracharya, Pritam Deuskar, Prof-Paul Koli, Prithvi Shrestha, Roshan Mishra, S. C. Suman and Sharad Ranjit) are also participating in the exhibition.

H. E. Mr. Francois – Xavier Leger, Ambassador of the French Republic to Nepal will inaugurate the exhibition on Monday the 25th of March, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu, Nepal

The exhibition will remain open till 24th of April 2019.

Our Songs from the Forest

Exhibition details 
5th Floor, Chhaya Center, Thamel | 16 March – 10 April
Official opening on Friday 15th March | 5:30pm
The exhibition is on view every day from 11am – 7pm | Free and open to the public

photo.circle in collaboration with the British Council is happy to launch a photo exhibition titled Our Songs from the Forest by photographer Uma Bista on 15th March 2019 at Chhaya Center, Thamel.

Our Songs from the Forest is a tender solicitation by photographer Uma Bista into the hills of Achham, where we meet a chorus of young women coming of age in a fast-changing society. These young women are learning how to navigate severely oppressive cultural practices alongside new aspirations of equality. Little by little, they are beginning to ask questions and push boundaries.

Without a doubt, life in Achham is not easy, and the patriarchy unabashedly cruel. Women are considered impure while they menstruate, and are banished to a rudimentary shed, the infamous chhau-goth, for 7 whole days of every month. For 7 days of every month, women are deemed untouchable.

It is believed that the gods are angered if women break the rules of chhaupadi: deuta risauchan. The women are then held responsible for all possible ills that might befall the family, especially the menfolk, including accidents, illnesses, deaths, poor harvests, failures in school exams: anything that may bring hardship, sorrow or shame to the family.

Despite new laws that criminalize these practices, fear runs deep: fear of angering the gods, fear of being labeled immoral, fear of being ostracized by the community, fear of change.

Can such fears be replaced by the fear of legal consequences? Will destroying the chhau-goth free us of the traditions associated with it? How to push for freedom from the everyday chhaupadi?

Uma Bista takes us into the forests around Oligaun, where our young friends seek freedom from the daily oppression. In the forest, the skies are open. In the forest, they feel no fear. In the forest, they sing and laugh as loudly as they wish.

May their fearless songs forever resonate louder.

About the Artist:

Uma Bista is a photographer based in Kathmandu. She works on visual narratives that focus on women’s issues, which are close to her heart. She is a graduate of the International Photography Program run by Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Uma is currently working as a Deputy Photo Editor at Annapurna Post, a leading daily newspaper in Nepal.

The exhibition has been curated by NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati and produced by photo.circle in collaboration with the British Council and its projects Connecting Classroom and Rivers of the World program.

Beyond Auto Mode Photography Workshop – April 2019

DEAR ALL,

Do you use your camera’s automatic mode to take pictures? This means you have given up control of your photography. Although you push the shutter button to actually take the image but that just makes you a button-pusher, not an active participant in the process. Photography, in its purest form, is a mix of art and science. Each of us can be “photographer” by taking control of our cameras and making images with intention.

Do you ever look at your photos and wonder why they are so dark or so light? Do you wonder why some images are blurry, but images made two frames later are not? Do you look at your images and wish you could do better?

Anyone can make an incredible picture. You just have to get beyond ‘auto mode’ and start making pictures.

CONTENT INCLUDE
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– Composition
– Detail knowledge about Exposure
– Lighting and Metering
– ISO and White Balance
– Detail knowledge about the Lenses
– Photo Applications

ADDITIONAL LEARNING THROUGH
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– Assignments
– Outdoor Practical
– Picture Reviews
– Movie Clippings

WORKSHOP DETAILS:
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Who Can Attend: Enthusiast, Hobbyists and Beginners
When : 7th – 18th April 2019
Duration : 12 Days
Timing : 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (EVENING)
Requirements : DSLR Camera (Any Brand)
Cost : Rs. 6500/- only
Seats Available : 8-10 Participants only
Where : CANON IMAGING ACADEMY, 4th Floor Maitry Bhawan
(Above Bank of Kathmandu Building), New Road

FOR REGISTRATION
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CALL US : 4229358
EMAIL US : workshop.canon@gmail.com
REGISTRATION DEADLINE : 5th April 2019, Friday
(Registration Charge Rs 1000/- which is included in Course Fee)

FUZZSCAPE : A Multimedia Exhibition

Fuzzscape is a multimedia documentary project, in which a group of creative professionals travel to different areas of Nepal—exploring and learning of communities and cultures—and create work that responds to their experiences of the spaces. During the process, the music artists in the team collaborate with musicians of the visited sites to create new music inspired by traditional and culturally significant music and or by the space itself. The filmmakers and writers in the team, in turn, document and reflect on the music-making process. Till date, the team has journeyed to Kavre, Sermanthang, Birgunj, Bhojpur, Janakpur and Manang and what has come out of the travels is a series of short documentaries that talk about the community, culture and the arts of the different areas. Sensing the need to document Nepali culture and heritage, from this year on, additional text, audio and video recorded during the trips are being compiled in the project’s website as archived material. The team has also been facilitating workshops—to discuss the condition of and issues surrounding intangible cultural heritage—for youth residing in the visited sites so that they too get inspired to take responsibility and contribute towards conservation.The exhibition will showcase the archives and documentary from Bhojpur, Janakpur and Manang.

Curated by Prasiit Sthapit and Rajan Shrestha.

17th March 2019, – 31st March, 2019
British Council Atrium, Lainchaur
Kathmandu

All Exhibitions are open except for Saturdays and Sundays

Photokipa 2012

Photography has been one of the most aspiring professions in Nepal, people of all age shapes and sizes are doing it for fun, and profession. The market for photography has been increasing but the fact remains stagnant as the increase in the market of photography has not helped the stakeholders of Nepal boom in the manner it should.

It is high time that the stakeholders take an initiative to market the market of photography in the country and make the people understand and take the market seriously. Understanding the issue, Creative D. in association with Kathmandu Photographer’s Association organized an event Photokipa 2012 to summon the entire photography and imaging industry under one roof. It was a digital imaging fair which brought together the industry, trade, professional / amateur users and end consumers with a passion for photography and create a market, a market for people to understand and upgrade.

Photokipa was held at Bhrikutimandap Exhibition hall, from 13th – 15th April 2012, spanning across 35000 sq m. of floor area with the strong support of 100 exhibitors from both international and domestic markets. With visitors all over the country Photokipa expects 100 thousand people as photo & video traders, amateur photographers, photo studio owners, professional photographers, film industry professionals, technicians, photo wholesalers, lab owners and videographers, media people, and people interested in photography.


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