Health Transformed by Art
Siddhartha Art Gallery hosted the ‘Health Transformed by Art’ by exhibiting murals and installation artworks curated by various artists at Kanti Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu, and at its head office, Baber Mahal Revisited, in July.
The objective of the project was to highlight the importance of the therapeutic value of visual art in a hospital setting. It was first implemented in Kanti Children’s Hospital where the walls of the hospital were covered in murals. They also crafted the hospital waste into beautiful sculptures of Phoenix and the sun.
The exhibition presented the journey of this project from its inception to its completion where the struggles and hard work of the participants were depicted through pictures. Kathmandu University and Srijana College of Fine Arts also played major roles in providing the necessary preparatory help for the artworks.
Apart from pictures, there was a documentary about the journey being projected. The artists also shared their experience of working in the hospital environment and the feedbacks they received.
The artists who curated the artworks include Kiran Maharjan, Shradhha Shrestha, Ang Tshering Sherpa, Mekh Limbu, Manish Lal Shrestha, Yajyu Manandhar, Pawan Sunuwar, Nabina Sunuwar, Jessie Miler, Brandon Welchko, Hanna Allen, Michelle Norton, and Andrea Lama.
The exhibition continued till August 17.