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Woman building temple

Woman building temple

Local females are restoring the Bhairav temple at Taumandi, Bhaktapur. There is a commendable female- participation in the mending works, from carrying the construction materials for the restoration to help to get things put together.

‘Pampaphul’: Journey of solitude

‘Pampaphul’: Journey of solitude

- by Anwesha Khadka

With the national drama festival creating a good audience response from the day of the inauguration, the festival is proving to be a platform to showcase the collaboration of music and drama from diverse parts of Nepal.

Jyaa Punhi Jatra fun filled procession

Jyaa Punhi Jatra fun filled procession

- by Republica

The festival includes gods/goddess Brahmyani, Indreswor Shiva, Bhadrakali and Unmanta Bhairav and their idols are taken out from their respective temples for the celebration. The significance of this festival, however, lies in the fact that it is celebrated as a means to bring rainfall. Thus, it is considered a bad omen should rain not grace the festivities.

National Drama Festival begins

National Drama Festival begins

‘National Drama Festival-2019’ with an objective to create a common platform for dramas kicked off on Monday. The festival is taking place at Sarwanaam Theatre, Kalikasthan and is organized by Nepal Academy of Music and Drama.

Yogmaya: Warrior from The Past

Yogmaya: Warrior from The Past

- by Anwesha Khadka

The more the world is advancing; the rush hours have been increasing. In the rush hours, people who have a tight schedule want things to understand in less time. And dramas are the gist of our society and life in general. Dramas help to fill in soul to understand life and provide the essence of the topic.‘Yogmaya’ is a story about a warrior from the past.

Promoting culture through art

Promoting culture through art

An art exhibition was on display with an aim to promote the civilization around the Bhotekoshi River at Patan Art Gallery, Patan. The three-day exhibition began on Sunday which was organized by Shree Jaimin Thaipi Narayan Paropakar Kendra, Bhotekoshi.

The Buds: Feast to the eyes

The Buds: Feast to the eyes

- by Anwesha Khadka

Sirjana College of Fine Arts brings to you the depiction of the youth’s minds; 'The Buds' referring to ready for bloom, any moment. The exhibition is in full swing which will last till the 13th of June 2019. As the exhibition demonstrates and emphasizes on the fact that art is a form of speaking out your problems and healing those who have been hurt without speaking. It would be a loss to miss this opportunity.

Locals effort in restoring Yanga hiti

Locals effort in restoring Yanga hiti

- by Sangita Shrestha

When it comes to civilization, we take pride in talking about Newa Civilization. It is our country's pride and identity. Meanwhile, hiti (ancient stone spout), one of the specific structures in that civilization also commonly known as dhunge dhara in Nepali, are one of the marvels of it. However, these ancient structures of Newa civilization have been victim of unplanned urbanization.

Sushma’s art exhibition in Moscow

Sushma’s art exhibition in Moscow

- by Republica

Since June 7, artist Sushma Rajbhandari's solo art exhibition is on display at Nepal Fest Cultural Fair in Moscow, Russia. According to the press statement released by the artist this is her 16 th solo exhibition which was inaugurated by Ambassador of Nepal Rishi Ram Ghimire.

‘Lost in Transition’ concludes

‘Lost in Transition’ concludes

- by Republica

The exhibition concludes today which is on display at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited. Recipient of Himalayan Light Art in 2018 and more, Gurung completed his MFA in Classical Realism and the very essence of classical realism is also present in his current exhibition.

Ninth National Art Exhibition in photographs

Ninth National Art Exhibition in photographs

- by Republica

The ninth National Art Exhibition at Nepal Art Council, organized by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts began on May 16. The exhibition features contemporary painting, contemporary sculpture,folk art, handicraft, traditional painting,traditional sculpture,installation,architecture and other creative art, performance art and photography. And if you have not yet been to the exhibition. Here are the glimpses of the exhibition in photographs and the exhibition continues till Wednesday.

‘Existence’ and ‘Free Time’ on display

‘Existence’ and ‘Free Time’ on display

- by Sangita Shrestha

Art is definitely the reflection of life where artists’ emotions flow on the canvas impressing their thoughts and experiences. Their medium may vary where the hues and motifs they use to depict their inner thoughts and feelings create masterpieces.

A Legendary Sculptor

A Legendary Sculptor

- by Republica

Thakur Prasad Mainali is an active sculptor. He has been in this field for over six decades now. Speaking on ‘Kalaa ka kuraama’- Nepal Lalitkala Journalist Society’s monthly program, the carver lamented that the government should be more conscious on preserving and developing the different forms of art in Nepal.

Nepali Kids’ Day in London

Nepali Kids’ Day in London

- by Republica

Pasa Puchah Guthi UK (PPGUK) London organized its first GUTHI KIDS’ DAY where 23 kids from London, Manchester, Basingstoke and Cambridge enthusiastically participated in four different workshops for traditional Nepali painting story-telling, music and Minecraft 3D modeling.

Traces on display at Park Gallery

Traces on display at Park Gallery

- by Republica

'Traces' is a printmaking exhibition that showcases a variety of works created by the students of Batch 2017, Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Department of Art and Design. The intensive printmaking course that led to this exhibition was completed under the mentorship of Kabi Raj Lama, printmaker and a visual artist.

Darshanbir Shakya ‘s Nagarasarvasva Launched

Darshanbir Shakya ‘s Nagarasarvasva Launched

- by Republica

Jagajyoti Malla, King of Bhaktapur once presented his counterpart,  Llitupr’s King, Siddhinarsing malla a scripture. Its name was ‘Nagarasarvasva ’. The scripture is about ‘Kaama Shastra’ (the art of making love).

California show explores Warhol’s social, tech foreshadowing

California show explores Warhol’s social, tech foreshadowing

- by Associated Press

Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique. A retrospective of Warhol’s work on display in San Francisco captures the artist’s ability to use paintings, drawings, photographs and other mediums to create buzz-worthy personas the way people do now using social media.

'Trans Studio Project 4.0' on display

'Trans Studio Project 4.0' on display

- by Republica

Bikalpa Art Center, Pulchowk is garnered with the exhibition 'Trans Studio Project 4.0' that kicked off on May 17. The exhibition is the result of a three-week intensive trans disciplinary project, that aims to bring together professionals for a myriad of different disciplines, too, in the spirit of collaboration, use collective wisdom to produce individual works of art.