PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 69TH BATCH [REGISTRATION OPEN]

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 69TH BATCH [REGISTRATION OPEN]

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Design by: Krisha Tamrakar

Artudio Photography workshop Level I is designed for the beginners and photography enthusiasts where participants will be facilitated and mentored by professional artists and photographers for 10 days to develop their own vision. 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.

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 principal in photography

Digital Photo Application and Workflow
Statement Writing
Night Photography/ Light Graffiti / Light Painting
Critical Photo Assignment Reviews
Group Discussion
Projects, Portfolio and presentation.

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

When: 1- 10 November, 2017

Where: Artudio, Swoyambhu, Chhauni Hospital Road, Kathmandu

Time: 7.00 AM to 9.00 AM

Registration: Rs. 5,500/- Only

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

WORKSHOP COORDINATOR:

Karma Tshering Gurung – 9803779777, 9823490390

ARTSATURDAY AN ART CLASS FOR ALL AGES AT ARTUDIO [October Session]

ARTSATURDAY AN ART CLASS FOR ALL AGES AT ARTUDIO [October Session]

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ArtSaturday is an interactive Weekend Art class/Workshop for all ages with contemporary artists Kailash K Shrestha and Krisha Tamrakar.

Come to interact, experiment, explore and learn a various art making process and techniques on holidays.

When: Every Saturday
Where: Artudio, Swoyambhu, Chhauni Hospital Road, Kathmandu

Time: 8.00 AM to 10.00 AM

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

Fee: Rs. 400 per day including basic art materials

Email: artudio@hotmail.com

Contact: 9823490390, 9851180088

Watch videos of previous art sessions on our youtube channel.

Little Picasso Vol. 9 : Spring Art Camp 2017-Registration Open !

Little Picasso Vol. 9 : Spring Art Camp 2017-Registration Open !

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Little Picasso Vol 9: Spring Art Camp 2017 is a special Art Workshop for children to enhance their sensitivity towards observational and imaginary skills. It involves the children in various experimental Art activities which helps them grow mentally and physically in a fruitful manner. This workshop opens gateways for children to connect to their natural self; outside from their daily routine through the artistic process.

During the workshop they will be able to explore through the various mediums of art. Art is a realizing process which leads student to be sensitive towards their subject matter, enhance their observation power and also built a good imagination skill which is an important learning process.

We have had successfully reviews from previous participant’s parents who have seen positive transformation in their children due to our workshops. We have conducted the Little Picasso workshop 8 times and have also received excellent feedback from parents, school teachers and the children themselves. The children have been able to notice the changes in themselves in all their interested fields including their academics.

Our vision for this workshop is not teaching to our participants but to encourage and empower them of their talents, expressions and experimentations through the critical observations and artistic mediums. We create a safe learning space for the children and this process helps them into powerful learner, observer, as well as critical thinker.

Cover Artwork by Aagman Poudel, one of the participants of Little Picasso Vol. 8

What : Little Picasso Vol. 9: Spring Art Camp 2017
When: 8th- 17th april, 2017
Where: Artudio, Swoyambhu, Chhauni Hospital Road, Kathmandu
Time: 9.30 AM – 12.30 PM

Total 10 Days Fee:  5500/- including materials +Snacks

Online Registration:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FLZ_GrbqUgNtGvfcJLg4k_P4tY8xRdD21_tUBBkfp2A/viewform?edit_requested=true

For further inquiry: 9851180088, 9810212472, 9813931488

Dolakha Album Exhibition 2016 (online)

Dolakha Album Exhibition 2016 (online)

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Dolakha Album: A short term curated community homestay art residency  was a short-term residency curated by visual artist Kailash K Shrestha of Artudio. It was hosted in Gairimudi, Dolakha between 3 – 12 May, 2016. The primary goal of the platform was to integrate artistic process and creations into the context of the setting. Installation, new media and multimedia artists were selected by the curator to travel to the village, where they conducted research and created works to reflect their understanding of the complex realities of life in rural Nepal, post-earthquakes of 2015. While no thematic restrictions were levied, artists were limited to material found in the community. Further, each artist was hosted by a community resident affected by the earthquake and strategic encounters with the community were facilitated under the supervision of the curator.

 

ABOUT GAIRIMUDI

Gairimudi, an inspiriting village perched atop of a wooded hillock of Dolakha, comprises of nine wards. It is located between Khanikhola river to its north and the village of Virkot along the southern lower belt of the hill. Ethnically diverse, the community represents people of Newar, Sherpa, Magar, Chhetri, Damai, Kami, Sarki denominations. The locality boasts of great natural beauty and cultural sites such as the Kaileshwor temple and the newly discovered Karkale cave. Gairimudi is home to some 4500 inhabitants and 900 houses. It is famous for its rich deposits of red clay.

 

PRAN COMMUNITY ART CENTER

Pran Community Art Center is a collaborative space dedicated to creating exchanges with native, national and international communities in Gairimudi VDC, Dolakha. The Center is Artudio’s vision for a long-term, post-disaster effort to realize a safe haven for children, where they can explore ideas and art forms outside their immediate academic curriculum. The center has equal participants from all member of the community for cultural celebrations, community meetings and workshops. Currently, the Center resides in a temporary shelter where children and adults benefit from various activities (art, music, performance, book reading, cultural activities) held every Saturday morning and holidays.

 

CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP

A day during the residency was reserved for activities with children of Gairimudi. Artists held several interactions and encounters with over 100 school children during the day. Some recorded music about their surrounding, others performed, and some even created land art in open areas. The results of the day were then shared at the community exhibition on the final day of the Dolakha Album.

 

INTRO NOTE

The devastating earthquake of 25 April and 12 May brought unprecedented calamity and destruction to Dolakha, epicenter of the second quake. Together the quakes destroyed most houses of the district. Artudio began its post-disaster efforts with Healing Through Art immediately in the wake of the first earthquake. This initiative made its way through Kathmandu, Kavre, Nuwakot to Gairimudi carrying out a range of activities for children along the way. When the program finally arrived in Gairimudi, after the second quake, not a single house remained standing.

Artudio’s efforts in Gairimudi started on the heels of immediate rescue and relief operations. Instantly it revealed many positive changes amongst traumatized children and community members. Inspired by these outcomes, Artudio conceived of a longer term plan to continue engaging the community with the arts. Pran Art Center was thus born.

Today, the center operates out of a temporary shed but with a committed institutional vision and support from Artudio’s network of professional artists as well as volunteers, Pran Art Center aims to jumpstart a new cultural movement. Similar to the haat bazars that are commonplace across Nepal, we envision a different kind of rural gathering – a space where ideas, skills, creativity and happiness are exchanged.

Based on this vision, the Dolakha Album: Homestay Art Residency was envisioned as a foundational attempt to break away from the perception of art for the privileged or for urban settings. It became a testing ground for artists to redefine art as a contextual object, one that uniformly adapts to the everyday of all settings. Besides inspiring the community of Gairimudi through their artistic processes and creations, encounters facilitated by the Artudio catalyzed a distinguished approach to contextualizing art to the host’s reception. Additionally, the framework was mindful in delivering some relief directly to families economically, psychologically and physically affected by the quakes.

As might be expected, extensive co-operation amongst art institutions, artists and managers is necessary to grant permanence to the center’s mission. Fortunately, the motivations and impact are obvious – the center has immense potential to pioneer a new Nepali approach to collaborations and co-creation. Artudio believes that with enough support it could reach national and international audiences through the center and add a new chapter to Nepali and world art history.

 

Community Curated Exhibition in Gairimudi, Dolakha curated by visual artist Kailash K Shrestha

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ANUTTARIT PRASHNAHARU by local artisan Chabi Bahadur Shrestha.
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ASTHITWA by resident artist Sandhya Silwal
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ASTHITWA by resident artist Sandhya Silwal
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DHUNGA (social structure/social sculpture) by resident artist Sujan Dangol
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PERIPHERY by resident artist Surendra Maharjan
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SAPANA by resident artist Abhimanyu Dixit
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SAPANA by resident artist Abhimanyu Dixit
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SAPANA by resident artist Abhimanyu Dixit
Artudio_Chitra Burning
CHINTA by Global Art Collective
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DOLAKHA ALBUM team

 

CURATORIAL NOTE

Art has yet to penetrate rural Nepal. When most art projects are concentrated in Kathmandu Valley, Dolakha Album becomes a novel attempt to conduct a community-based residency program far away from the urban hubs.

Although, rural Nepal is still reserved for photographs and paintings of its landscape have been romanticized for decades, exhaustive artistic interventions have never transpired in such environments. Dolkha Album is then the beginning of a more engaging reflection of a village – Gairimudi.

This project could have been only afforded by the commitment of artists to immerse themselves into the culture, lifestyle, atmosphere and spirit of the locality. Thus, eligible artists were identified keeping in mind the challenge of working outside one’s comfort zone and of experimenting with limited resources. Conventional as well as new media artists were selectively invited in an effort to provide a more nurturing climate of co-creation. The community was thus involved in the process of, and discourse on, ‘creating’ and ‘expressing’ in all its diversity. The use of locally available resources and accessible technologies and tools furthered that integration of creating into the community.

Making art in a place like Gairimudi, which is slowly losing its traditional identity and essence, is in itself an achievement. By observing the complex realities of the village, and documenting its present context artists have lent a hand in preserving its contemporary history for years to come. In return, artists were undoubtedly reciprocated with a better understanding of contexts that shape their own practice.

Artists bring fresh thoughts, perspectives to the subject they confront. Through this dialogue they are able to engage and inspire everyone from children to the elderly. Artudio is certain that by championing such platforms more constructive impact can be realized for all people involved. For generosity and reflection is the true measure of an artist’s success and is the goal of art.

 

Kailash K Shrestha

Curator

 

Curated Exhibition curated by visual artist Kailash K Shrestha in Artudio, Kathmandu

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Dolakha Album Exhibition in Artudio
Map of Gairimudi
Map of Gairimudi
Outer facade of Artudio space
Outer facade of Artudio space
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Doko pattern projection
Curatorial Note
Curatorial Note
Still by Rajan Shrestha
Still by Rajan Shrestha
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ASTHITWA by resident artist Sandhya Silwal
Asthitwa by one of the resident artist Sandya Silwal.
ASTHITWA by resident artist Sandhya Silwal
Asthitwa by one of the resident artist Sandya Silwal.
ASTHITWA by one of the resident artist Sandya Silwal.
Asthitwa by one of the resident artist Sandya Silwal.
ASTHITWA by one of the resident artist Sandhya Silwal.
Dhunga performance by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Performance by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Dhunga performance by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Performance by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Dhunga performance by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Performance by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Dhunga performance by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Performance by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Dhunga performance by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Performance by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Dhunga by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Dhunga by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Dhunga by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Dhunga by one of the resident artist Sujan Dangol.
Artworks on disply
Archival 2 dimensional exhibit of DHUNGA, PARIDHI AND CHINTA
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Archival 2 dimensional exhibit of workshop with children in Gairimudi during the residency
Artudio Dolakha Album Exhibition (2)
Diyo from Gairimudi that was found in one of the resident shelter.
Artudio Dolakha Album Exhibition (1)
Weaving piece by local artisan Chhabi Bahadur Shrestha in the pole in front of Artudio

 

TEAM

Curator
Kailash K Shrestha

 

Co-Curator
Nischal Oli

 

Resident Artists:
Sujan Dangol, New Media Artists
Surendra Maharjan, Printmaking Artist
Sandhya Silwal, Visual Artist
Rajan Shrestha, Sound based Multi Media Artist
Abhimanyu Dixit, Film Artist
Chabi Bahadur Shrestha, Local Artisan

 

Management

 

Basurdha Rai

Santosh Prashad Rimal

Salin Shrestha

 

Exhibition Production

Rupesh Man Singh

Karma Tshering Gurung

Krisha Tamrakar

Gaurav Dhakal

 

Exhibition Design

Nistha Nakarkarmi

 

Graphic Design

Sworup Nhasiju

 

Editing and Translation

Nischal Oli

Prashant Das

 

Lights

Rakesh Manandhar

 

Documentation Team

Biken Ranjit

Yugal Bhakta Shrestha

Krimin Tuladhar

Rajan Kusuley

Diddhant Kapali

Shashim Shakya

Prabesh Maharjan

 

Volunteers

Sabina Prajapati

Shubha Joshi

Riya Dhungel

Tashi Lama

Nikash Yonjan

Pooja Duwal

Hitesh

Vaidhya

Anjila Manandhar

Divya Kathayat

Shruti Khatri

Agrani Jha

 

 

Fabrication

Shayam Dai

 

Electrician

Om Yadav

 

Venue: Artudio, Chhauni Hospital Road, Swoyambhu

Opening Night: Friday 12th August, 2016
Opening Time: 6:00 PM

Closing Ceremony: Saturday, 20th Aug, 2016

 

The Residency was supported by Siddhartha Art Foundation Education Initiatives & Buddha Kumari Foundation

 

I’M YOU Street Art in solidarity with Dr. Kc

I’M YOU Street Art in solidarity with Dr. Kc

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Street Art ‘I’M YOU’ by artists from Artudio in solidarity with Dr. KC at Babermahal, Kathmandu. 23rd July, 2016
ARTISTS: Kailash K Shrestha, Tshering Karma, Santosh Prashad Rimal, Yu Gal Shrestha, Kapil Thapa, Rawkiss Sayami Sahas Ram Shrestha and Dinesh Tamang.
‪#‎iamwithDrKC‬ ‪#‎imyou‬ ‪#‎Streetart‬ ‪#‎PublicArt‬ ‪#‎ContemporaryArt‬ ‪#‎Nepal‬ ‪#‎DrKC‬

Photos: Artudio
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Artudio_I'M YOU_Street Art-Babarmahal (6)

Artudio_I'M YOU_Street Art-Babarmahal (7)

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I'm You Srteet Art

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Pran Community Art Center Art Project

Pran Community Art Center Art Project

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We have done another Art project with Kevin O’Hanlon/Rogue Foundation in our Community Art Center in Gairimudi Dolakha. It was an amazing workshop with our kids in the center. All the Artworks created during the workshop will be Exhibited to Rogue Space, Chelsea USA. soon to continue our children’s creative activities in future.
Thank You Kevin O’Hanlon, Shekhar Chetri, Kavita Gautam, Rasana Dongol, Jitesh, Emily and jeevan for making this project successful.
Photos by: Kavita Gautam, Kevin and Children

Street Art “Stop Violence against Women” in pictures

Street Art “Stop Violence against Women” in pictures

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Street Art on "Violence against Women" infront of Bir Hospital
Street Art on “Violence against Women” in front of Bir Hospital
Street Art on "Violence against Women" infront of Bir Hospital
Street Art on “Violence against Women” in front of Bir Hospital
Street Art on "Violence against Women" infront of Bir Hospital
Street Art on “Violence against Women” in front of Bir Hospital
Street Art on "Violence against Women" infront of Bir Hospital
Street Art on “Violence against Women” in front of Bir Hospital
Street Art on "Violence against Women" infront of Bir Hospital
Street Art on “Violence against Women” in front of Bir Hospital

 

STREET ART (at Night): with the theme of “Against Women Violence” to raise the question on this critical social issue through the STREET ART initiated by Artudio with Nepali Contemporary Artists and Volunteers Sandhya Silwal, Satya Shila Kashajoo, Kailash K Shrestha, Roshni K Kapalii, Tsering Phuntsak, Actor Rai, Usha Sharma, Rabin Kapali, Shristy Uprety, Sworup Ranjit, Shrestha Nowa, Ajaya Manandhar, Anju Shakya, Anushka Karkii, Mohit Nepal, Ahvishek Ghale, Ashim Ghimire, Sandeep Subedi, Rachit Bhetwal, Dipmala Mharjan, Dibesh Pradhan, Pragya Nepal, Kranti Magar, Aryan Shrestha, Ritu Gurung, Uma Thapa, Mihir Shrestha, Sharavi, Punika Shrestha, Aarashi Ghimire, Manish Bajracharya, Biken Ranjit, Erisha Shrestha, Nabin Gurung, Rajendra Tamang, Ujjwal Ual, Shreeya Rai, Shwetanshu Tamang and many others on the wall opposite of Bir Hospital Main gate on 10th Jan, 2013.

Special thanks to pashupati paints for providing us color for the Art Work.

Photos: Artudio