The Dolakha Album is a short-term curated residency hosted in Gairimudi, Dolakha. This week-long engagement brought together 5 contemporary artists from Kathmandu to create artworks based on Gairimudi. We had artists Mr.Sujan Dangol, New Media Artists, Mr. Surendra Maharjan, Printmaking Artist, Ms. Sandhya Silwal, Visual Artist, Mr. Rajan Shrestha, Sound based Multi Media Artist and Mr. Abhimanyu Dixit, Film Artist who worked collectively with each other as well as the Gairimudi Community people.

During the residency the artists created works in diverse forms; video art, land art, photography, site specific installations, new media and multimedia. The artists were restricted on materials being introduced into the community and were advised to work with local materials. The artists were hosted by families in the community to be able to really live like a local and integrate into the society.

All artworks created during the residency was exhibited in the community space in Gairimudi. The Residency was curated by Contemporary Artist Kailash K Shrestha and co curated by Nischal Oli.

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Photo: Rawjan Kusule
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Kids from Gairimudi Dolakha engaging with art in Community Art Center during Dolakha Album, a community homestay art residency 2016. Photo: Rawjan Kusule
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Contemporary Printmaking Artist Surendra Maharjan working on his art project in Community Art Center during Dolakha Album, a community homestay art residency 2016. Photo: Rawjan Kusule
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Glimpse of Dolakha Album, a community homestay art residency 2016. Photo: Artudio
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Artwork by contemporary new media artist Sujan Dangol on display during Dolakha Album, a community homestay art residency 2016. Photo: Artudio
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Curatorial note. Photo: Artudio
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Artists’ Statement. Photo: Artudio
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Artwork by contemporary visual artist Sandhya Silwal on display during Dolakha Album, a community homestay art residency 2016. Photo: Artudio

Dolakha Album Artwork by contemporary visual artist Sandhya Silwal on display during Dolakha Album, a community homestay art residency 2016. Photo: Artudio

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Artwork by contemporary film artist Abhimanyu Dixit on display during Dolakha Album, a community homestay art residency 2016. Photo: Artudio
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Community people viewing artwork during a community exhibition day. Photo: Artudio
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Artwork by local weaving artist Chhabi Bahadur Shrestha on display. Photo: Artudio
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Artwork “CHINTA” by 5 artists from Global Art Collective on the final day. Photo: Rawjan Kusule
Curator and Artists team, Dolakha Album 2016

 

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