Monday, January 26, 2009

Website Review - Art at Work

The theme for this time is

"Art at Work - communities that promote art & artists"

Aarohan Theatre Group

Aarohan Theatre Group - Gurukul -

Started in the early 90's as a private theatre group in Nepal with handful of people, Aarohan Theatre Group has come a long way today as being a creative group that promotes local art & culture. It has gained international reputation as being a great cultural institution as well as national reputaion as a revolutionary institution.

And now with its own art school Gurukul, it has produced a number of new theatre artists, some of whom have even been succesful lately as movie artists. In a way, Aarohan / Gurukul has single handedly started a theatre culture in Nepal. Not to mention other out of the box activities, such as street dramas to longest painting art from Dharahara. And a nice website too.

Photo Circle

Photo Circle -

Another untraditional organization in Nepal - Photo Circle. Established just a couple of years back, have been providing amateur to professional photographers & artists a common platform to showcase their work to a larger audience.

In their words, they have been building a community of storytellers who continuously create, share and learn. And getting a lot of partners to do so as well. A great community & a simple website - well updated.


Chobi Mela said...

Great to see photo circle there... An International Festival Of Photography, "Chobi Mela", is in Nepal because of them... Chobi Mela, the festival of photography in Asia is now recognised as the festival with the most diverse participation in the world. While most major festivals are situated in the west or are organised by western organisations, Chobi Mela is unique in being 'home grown' and has now gained its respectability through the variety and quality of the work exhibited.

For more information, visit

dave said...

What a brilliant website! A great idea too.