Nepal is a tiny landlocked country in South Asia, known for the highest peak in the world, its rich culture and heritage, and more recently, the earthquake in 2015. The trauma that this disaster left in the minds of millions of people as well as to the untouched heritage of this nation are felt every day, but the country is very elegantly restoring its legacy. Nepali art is another jewel of the nation that has reincarnated itself in the past few years.
‘Danfe’, the name being derived from the national bird of Nepal is a glimpse of the artistic wealth of the country, a project that will bring a blend of Nepali traditional and contemporary work to three galleries across East Sussex with the aim of introducing a wider audience to this very special work, creating artistic bonds between the two localities, and supporting the thriving but overlooked artistic community in Nepal.
All the work will be for sale and the proceeds will go back to the artists and cultural community in Nepal. A percentage of the proceeds will also go to Koseli Foundation Nepal to organize art, dance and music workshops for the children.
However to start this project we are trying to raise funds to transport the work from Nepal to the UK and develop it thereafter. Here's a breakdown of how the funds will be used:
Gallery Charges: approx 1000 pounds after a subsidy from the galleries mentioned below
Framing Cost: approx 1500 pounds for around ten original artworks and twenty prints
Miscellaneous Costs (Logistics): approx 1000 pounds for printing of Wall Texts, Banners, Extra Prints of Artwork/ Projector Hire Charge/Transport of the artworks before install and after closing to the next gallery
The work will be shown in Hove, Hastings and Eastbourne for a timeline of three weeks in the summer with one week shows in each gallery. The galleries are Regency Townhouse in Hove, DC1 Gallery in Eastbourne and Shift Gallery in Hastings.
We need your support to develop this project and to create a larger audience for Nepali Arts and Culture.
This CrowdFunder is your chance to help our arts community- strive, thrive and revive to its truest potential
Every small step is a still step forward for us :)