Nepalese artists in the Sydney Biennale

Nepalese artists come to NIRIN, the 22nd Sydney Biennale!

The Himalaya boasts a rich cultural heritage. However for many young, talented artists there are few opportunities for creative expression in the Himalaya.  The Australian Himalayan Foundation partners with Siddhartha Art Gallery and Director Sangeeta Thapa to manage the Himalayan Art Awards.  The Awards provide financial support each year for young and emerging artists of the Himalaya. In return the artists commit to donating one major and one minor work to AHF. This in turn raises funds for the ongoing support of the Awards.

In 2011, Hit Man Gurung from Nepal was one of the artists selected for the Awards, debuting his first exhibition at Siddhartha Art Gallery in Kathmandu. Since then his work has been part of several prestigious exhibitions nationally and internationally, and this year Hit Man is working in collaboration with other Nepalese artists to exhibit at NIRIN – the 22nd Sydney Biennale

AHF Director Julia Booth’s article below provides an insightful review of Artree Nepal’s exciting exhibition, now showing at Cockatoo Island.

“Artree Nepal Artist Collective Project at NIRIN, Sydney’s 22nd Biennale”

Originally published in The Journal of The Asian Arts Society of Australia (TAASA Review) June 2020 Edition, Vol: 29 Issue: 2. Kindly reproduced with the permission of The Asian Arts Society of Australia. (You can learn more about TAASA here or for all the ongoing updates, subscribe to TAASA Review).