Young artists shine at Gallery Mcube showThe exhibition features a unique body of works by 12 up-and-coming artists.
Gallery MCube is currently displaying artworks by 12 young artists—eleven Nepali artists and one from the UK—for this year’s iteration of the ‘Young Artists Show.’ The featured artists are Annabelle Keyes, Momin Pradhan, Nilesh Shakya, Nirvita Shakya, Rahul Maharjan, Rasik Rai, Rubi Maharjan, Samana Rai, Sanod Maharjan, Shailesh Rajbhandari, Suraj Shilpakar and Suresh Maharjan.
The exhibition opened on July 14 and was visited by Naradmani Hartamchhali, the chancellor of the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). According to Manish Lal Shrestha, artist and curator of the show, the group exhibition aims to bring forward young talents and give them an opportunity to interact with senior artists and art enthusiasts in the valley.
The selection for the young artists began with an ‘open call’ where art students were encouraged to submit their best artworks. “The submissions received undergo a meticulous review and evaluation process by a panel of experts to ensure that only the most outstanding and promising artists are chosen,” says curator Shrestha.
As part of its commitment to promoting new talent, the gallery will also award two participants—one female and one male—with a residency programme for the upcoming year. Shrestha says that awardees can use the gallery’s studio space to create new artwork and receive mentorship and guidance from established artists, which will help them refine their artistic vision, expand their creative horizons, and develop a proper conceptual framework.
What: Young Artists Show 2023
Where: Gallery Mcube, Chakupat, Lalitpur
When: Till August 6
Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm