Creative Spaces : Nepal

The slides attached give some insight into the spaces in which we, and others, work creatively in Nepal.  Space is very limited.   You can see one area in which we were working  is carved up by a drain and we have to fold ourselves up tight if we are all to fit in the areas available.

Other creative spaces are public – curiosity draws people to investigate the creative goings on of our workshops. Other spaces are truly public, such as a town square where Alex ran some of the clowning and mime workshops,  the renowned Potters Square and the public platform areas where you can see an image of a woman spinning cotton.   Master painters of the Thangka style paintings are able to create these intricate works in space no bigger than a doorway.

You will see images of an artists collective studio space on the roof; these flat roofs are widely utilised  throughout Asia and provide excellent outdoor spaces for all sorts of uses.  Here artists were creating ceramic pieces for public spaces and for sale.   Their wood fire kiln was also up on the roof.   http://youtu.be/G5fu335feaQ

Alex running a workshop in a public square.

Alex running a workshop in a public square.

Anne folded into the space at Unatti Foundation.

Anne folded into the space at Unatti Foundation.

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