Contact: Jonathan Scorer – Communications Manager
NEPAL: RESILIENCE ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD
PHASE Worldwide presents a beautiful selection of photography and art from Nepal to help raise money and awareness for earthquake affected Himalayan communities.
This February, between Wednesday 22nd – Sunday 26th, PHASE Worldwide, a charity working in Nepal, will be hosting a photography and art exhibition in the gallery@oxo, Southbank, London. Admission to the exhibition is free and it will be open from 11:00am until 8:00pm every day.
The exhibition will shed an intimate light on the lives of the people PHASE works with in isolated communities in Nepal, highlighting their cultures, hopes and dreams through photographic and artistic expression. This is particularly prominent nearly two years after the Nepal earthquake of 2015, with many of these communities being among the worst affected. The exhibition offers a unique story of resilience and strength in some of the world’s most remote landscapes.
Several stunning photography portfolios make up the majority of the exhibition. The first is by Charlie Campbell, a London based photographer who visited remote PHASE project areas in April 2014 (www.charliecampbell.co.uk). The second is by Jose Vegas, a Bristol based photographer from Spain who travelled throughout Nepal to document the country’s wonderful culture (www.josevegas.co.uk). The third portfolio is by Aron Klein, a photographer from London who has worked on a diverse range of jobs, ranging from capturing the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, to documenting pilgrims on the roof of the world in Tibet (www.aronklein.co.uk).
Artwork by two Nepalese artists will also be displayed. The first is Manish Harijan (www.manishhorizon.com), a controversial contemporary artist who has had two solo exhibitions in Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal. There will also be work by ML Art, a self-taught freelance artist from Kathmandu, Nepal with a primary focus on detailed pen and ink illustrations, paper-cut, clay sculptures and traditional mural painting (http://mlart21.wixsite.com/mlart-21).
Established in 2005, PHASE Worldwide is a UK registered charity that provides sustainable health, education and livelihood opportunities to people living in isolated Himalayan communities. All proceeds from the exhibition will go towards PHASE projects in Nepal. For more information about PHASE visit www.phaseworldwide.org
The event is sponsored by: