Art Spies First Residency In Kathmandu.

Press coverage Nepali Times


Irish Artists In Nepal


Siddhartha Gallery Kathmandu 

11th - 20th July 2018


Participating Artists

Paddy Lennon    Bernadette Doolan     Olivia O'Dwyer   

Michael Duggan     Kate Murphy     Declan Cody

★ IMAGE BY BERNADETTE DOOLAN

Supported By

Wexford Arts Centre successfully applied to Culture Ireland for travel assistance on behalf of several participating artists. Their Executive Director Elizabeth Whyte will also travel to Kathmandu to offer the support of

Wexford Arts Centre, to give a talk at the gallery and with all interested parties, to explore the possibility of future collaborations and exchanges between Nepali and Irish artists and arts institutions.   


Culture Ireland offered very practical support in the form of a travel grant enabling several of the artists to be present at their exhibition in Nepal.


Trish Robinson, director at the Pigyard Gallery will travel with the group to Kathmandu offering the perspective of both gallerist and artist.

The Pigyard has hosted many renowned artists to date.  



Accommodation is provided to all participants at the Residence of the European Ambassador to Nepal.


The Siddhartha Gallery

About The Gallery 

Sangeeta Thapa and internationally recognized artist, Shashikala Tiwari, established Siddhartha Art Gallery on September the 27th, 1987 as a contemporary art space and meeting point for artists from Nepal and abroad. In 1997, the Gallery relocated to the magnificent Baber Mahal Revisited complex. The Siddhartha Art Gallery has been active in the promotion of contemporary Nepalese art and has strived to introduce international perspectives in art, to the Kathmandu community. Over the years artists from India, Pakistan, The Netherlands, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, South Africa, Mauritius, Taiwan, China, Jordan, Canada, France, Austria, Australia, Finland, Aruba, Curacao, Cuba, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Japan, China along with the Autonomous Region of Tibet, Korea, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States have held their exhibitions at the Gallery.

Over the last twenty four years the Gallery has organized more than 315 exhibitions.Some have been land mark events: the retrospective exhibitions by the late Amar Chitrakar, Karna Narsingh Rana, Shashikala Tiwari, Ragini Upadhya-Grela, Uttam Nepali, Shashi Shah and the lateTej Bahadur Chitrakar. The Siddhartha launched 'Celebrating Line', the first ever exhibition of drawings in the capital, a powerful anti-conflict exhibition by the eminent artist from Pokhara, Durga Baral and an exhibition by the celebrated Bombay based artist Laxman Shreshta. The Gallery has also organized exhibitions of Nepali artists in London, India and in Pakistan.  

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