, a trilogy of short films that explores the changing relations between people in post-insurgency Nepal.
Rs 100, 20 April, 2 to 4pm, Ratoghar, Rabibhawan, 9841442228
, get out of the comfortable confines of digital image manipulation and learn the art of photo-collage. Rs 1,000, 17 to 21 April, Sattya Arts, Jawalakhel, [email protected]
Inked for life
, compete with tattoo artists from home and abroad at the or get tattooed on spot at the 3rd International Tattoo Convention. 26 to 28 April, Yak and Yeti Hotel, 9841471448/9841849786
Girls on wheels
, ride your scooters around town in a treasure hunt, solve puzzles, and complete tasks to win a grand prize of Rs 50,000.
Rs 1,500, 20 April, Kathmandu College of Management, 980103373/9841570061/9851061065
, eat, save, 200 million people could be fed with the amount of food wasted in Europe. Vote for bloggers who are actively urging the public to shift from conspicuous eating to conscious eating.
, watch the Indian Premier League every day. 3pm, Bagaicha Restaurant, Jawalakhel, (01)5548148
Oh to be a gooner
, watch Arsenal take on Norwich as they chase the Champions League spots. 13 April, 7.30pm, Reggae Cafe n Bar, Thamel
, an exhibition of the work of graphic artist Dan Archer chronicling the lives of trafficking survivors. Runs till 14 May, 10am to 5pm, Image Ark Gallery, Kulimha Tol, Patan
, Meditate on compassion and learn to train your mind and heart to stay open in tough times from Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche. 21 April, 2 to 4pm, Pranamaya Studio, Boudha
, an exhibition that showcases the work of 12 artists from 9 countries. Runs till 22 April, 10.30am to 6pm, Park Gallery, Pulchok, 9741147118, (01)5522307
Above the clouds
For this month’s lecture, the Cultural Studies Group of Nepal presents British architect and conservationist John Sanday. As a leading architectural conservator in Asia, Sanday’s projects in Kathmandu include Hanuman Dhoka, Narayanhiti Palace, and the Swayambunath stupa. He is also involved with the American Himalayan Foundation’s programs in Lo Manthang. He will discuss the challenges of conserving historic wall paintings of the temples and the historic walled city of Lo Manthang, as well as a new project to rebuild gompas and dzoongs in Bhutan.
25 April, 6pm, Shankar Hotel
Rs 400 for non-members, half price for students, tea/coffee included
Genesis of Colours
Marcos Duprat is a respected artist in Brazil and is also his country’s ambassador to Nepal. He has managed to not just combine two professions, but use his nomadic diplomatic job to influence his paintings with the landscapes and cultures of the places where he has been posted.
Duprat’s paintings have a narrative of the interplay of light and how it pervades the landscape outside and inside. Which is why many of his paintings are of wide-open windows, narrow doors, and entrances letting in only a chink of light. And then there are the landscapes of the mind, where Duprat explores how light interacts with water, pebbles, air, clouds, mountains, and horizons. The canvases almost emit a light of their own, they are still life and yet they have a graceful, Monet-like fluidity.
Duprat has been busy since he was appointed Brazil’s ambassador to Kathmandu two years ago and the exhibition of his works at the Siddhartha Art Galley that opens Friday, has 20 oils that he has done since he came to Nepal in addition to five other works painted between 1997-2010.
“Light is a common denominator of my work,” says Duprat, “the special light of Kathmandu Valley and the symbolic presence of the mountains are inspirations for my art.”
19 April - 2 May
Siddhartha Art Gallery,
Baber Mahal Revisited