Patterns of Happiness opens in Thimphu

Email

With 71 paintings by various Bhutanese artists, a competition exhibition named Patterns of Happiness opened at the Voluntary Artists’ Studio Thimphu (VAST) art gallery and VAST Bhutan studio in Thimphu on September 24.

Patterns of Happiness opens in Thimphu

 

With 71 paintings by various Bhutanese artists, a competition exhibition named Patterns of Happiness opened at the Voluntary Artists’ Studio Thimphu (VAST) art gallery and VAST Bhutan studio in Thimphu on September 24.

VAST art gallery manager, Karma Tenzin Choden, said that initially only a few artists came up with their work. “Later on we received an overwhelming response. The actual plan was to exhibit the work here at the gallery but the space wasn’t enough, so we have more at the VAST studio.”

Aimed at promoting contemporary art in the country, the artists contributed paintings expressing the meaning of happiness at the competition.

Executive director of VAST Bhutan, Chimi Zangmo, said that the modern art competition is VAST Bhutan’s continuing effort to provide a platform for artists to showcase their thought processes on canvas. “The end product, the paintings itself is not the end. We at VAST Bhutan truly believe that organising such events will help nurture artistic minds and play a role in nurturing a creative society,” she said.

The exhibited works are judged by 10 selected diverse personalities who share an appreciation and love for the arts.

Chief Editor of Yalama, an online journal and one of the judges, Jurmi Chhowing, said that Bhutanese art has come a long way in-terms of concept, presentation and originality. “It is refreshing to see our Bhutanese artists break away from the strangle-hold of just doing what I call traditional art which is stuck at a time and place and which doesn’t have much relevance now,” he said. “The need for government endowment for arts is really necessary.”

The top three winners of the competition, which will be announced by the third week of October, will receive cash prizes.

One of the ten judges, Passang Tshering, said that VAST had wanted different perspectives in judging art and for him the most eye-catching were the ones, which were a fusion of modern and traditional art.

He added that the Writers Association of Bhutan would work with VAST Bhutan for book covers in the future.

The Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan supported the exhibition following a signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on August 28 with VAST Bhutan.

The exhibition ends on October 15. On October 22, the VAST art gallery will also exhibit works of women artists in the fourth round of art exhibition called ‘Her Expression’.

Phurpa Lhamo (This article has been edited for the Daily Bhutan)

 This article first appeared on Kuensel.


Related Posts

Bhutanese authors outnumber foreign participants in Mountain...

literary festivals such as Mountain Echoes provides a platform for the literary community to emerge, for young writers...

Aug 26, 2017 16:55

Bhutanese Textiles To Be Exhibited In Paris Trade Fair 2020

The exhibition is an initiative of the EU-Bhutan Trade Support project.

Nov 10, 2019 12:48

Launch Of Karen Greenspan’s Footfalls From The Land Of Happiness:...

The book delves into familiar subjects that are what continues to shape Bhutan’s image.

Oct 05, 2019 10:18

Critically Acclaimed Film - Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom,...

Directed by Pawo Choyning Dorji, this highly acclaimed movie has been accepted for more than 10 international film...

Sep 23, 2019 23:28

A Blend Of The Traditional And Contemporary – Showcasing The Best...

The designers showcased their products at the RTA gallery on 18 September which was graced by Her Majesty the Queen...

Sep 19, 2019 23:50

7 Vegetables You Must Try While Visiting Bhutan

Read Tashi Choden's blog on the vegetables to try if you ever visit Bhutan.

Aug 31, 2019 16:43

Latest

News

Canadian Delegation Held 1st Biennial Consultations, Set To Foster Closer Ties With Bhutan

The two sides exchanged views on the recent political, economic developments and bilateral cooperation in Bhutan and Canada.

Nov 26, 2019 23:38

Bhutan Celebrates World Children’s Day, Renews Commitment To Well-Being Of Children

UNICEF’s Bhutan Representative, Dr Will Parks said that children today encounter multiple challenges to childhood that were not envisaged 30...

Nov 21, 2019 23:38

Features

Civil Servants Sponsored Festival In Remote Village Of Bhutan, Brought Joy To Many

The tshechu draws devotees from across the dzongkhag, and even the neighbouring Indian town of Tawang.

Dec 11, 2019 13:18

Five High End Hotels From Bhutan Bagged International Awards

The five award winning hotels are: dusitD2 Yarkay, Terma Linca Resort and Spa, Zhiwaling Heritage, Le Meridien Thimphu and Taj Tashi hotels.

Dec 02, 2019 22:38

Sports

Karma – Female Archer From Bhutan Qualified For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Quota

Karma has been specialising in Olympics-style archery since 2009.

Nov 30, 2019 13:18

Bhutan’s Pelden Wangchuk Wins 10th Edition Of Tour 0f Dragon Mountain Bike Race

This year, the race also saw the highest number of female participants compared to past years.

Sep 10, 2019 01:08

Business

Celebrating Bhutan's Entrepreneurs: Namgyle Dorji & Nagendra Kafley Of Bundle.bt

This story is part of an exclusive feature by Yeewong Magazine in Dec 2018 on celebrating entrepreneurship in Bhutan.

Dec 09, 2019 14:38

India, Singapore And Thailand – Top 3 Asian Foreign Direct Investments In Bhutan

The total number of FDI projects in Bhutan stands at 83 as of November this year.

Dec 07, 2019 19:28

Travel

Bhutan’s Black-Necked Crane Festival Drawing More Foreign Tourists

Some 500 tourists from around the world came to Bhutan to see the Black-Necked Crane festival, exceeding the number of locals.

Nov 14, 2019 23:18

Bhutan Bird Festival Set Bird Watching Haven Of Zhemgang Abuzz

Zhemgang is home to more than 500 species of birds, which is an area much sought after by bird watchers from around the world.

Nov 13, 2019 12:48

Lifestyle

Bhutanese Textiles To Be Exhibited In Paris Trade Fair 2020

The exhibition is an initiative of the EU-Bhutan Trade Support project.

Nov 10, 2019 12:48

Launch Of Karen Greenspan’s Footfalls From The Land Of Happiness: A journey Into The Dances Of Bhutan

The book delves into familiar subjects that are what continues to shape Bhutan’s image.

Oct 05, 2019 10:18

Subscribe to our newsletter

Never miss out on new happenings and news stories!

Download Daily Bhutan Mobile App

Connecting with us just got easier!