The 4th international workshop entitled ‘Art for Nature’ was conducted at Parsha National Park, Aadhabhar, Bara district. RFWV (Relief fund for Wildlife Victims) & WWF jointly organized the four-day workshop with the coordination of Art Club Nepal from 8th-11th January.
The objective of the workshop is to the preservation of the forest as well as wildlife animals/ endangered animals and their habitat through the awareness and giving the message through the artworks created by the well-known artist from Nepal & foreign artist, according to the press statement issued by RFWV.
'Artist is the creative person they have the special capacity to turn the message of solidarity towards the protection of our ecology as well as betterment of the surrounding to the next generation. So I always admire the artist and their artworks which can tell thousands of the word within their canvas and this program is dedicated to the artist to play the role for the conservation of the wildlife & forest, stated by Dr Prabhu Budhathoki, organizer of the workshop from RFWV.
The 12 participant artists were Sudarshan Biram Rana, Sunita Rana, Rajan Pant, Jasmine Rajbhandari, Sangita Ghimire, Ishan Pariyar, Sabita Dangol, Surem Deshar, Pradhi Rana, French Artist Greby Vincent and 2 artists from Finland.
The artists were supposed to research and field visit to get inspiration to produce their artwork. The artist was provided a visit to the affected/protected area around the national park like Bhata-Halkhoria Lake and Neejgadh.
The painting created after this workshop will be exhibited as an Art Exhibition in Kathmandu on February.