8 Oma­nis among 20 for­eign artists at So­har sculp­ture camp

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

To boost artis­tic move­ment and sup­port tourism in the sul­tanate, 20 sculp­tors from sev­eral coun­tries will take part in the sev­enth In­ter­na­tional Sculp­ture Camp from Jan­uary 24 in Wadi al Jizzi in So­har.

Speak­ing to Mus­cat Daily, the su­per­vi­sor of the camp, Ali al Jabri, said, “The 20 artists will also in­clude eight Oma­nis. The other par­tic­i­pants are from Italy, Spain, Bel­gium, In­dia, Ecuador, New Zealand, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, Morocco, Tu­nisia, Saudi Ara­bia and Iraq.”

Jabri added, “The works of the sculp­tors will be dis­played at the clos­ing cer­e­mony in So­har on March 5. The cer­e­mony will be held un­der the pa­tron­age of H E Dr Suad bint Mo­hammed bin Ali al Lawa­tia, Min­is­ter of Arts Af­fairs.”

The camp will be a chance for the sculp­tors to ex­change their ex­per­tise in the field of mar­ble, stones and wood, said Jabri.

“With the camp the artists can strengthen their bonds with each other. In the sixth In­ter­na­tional Sculp­ture Camp held in 2018, 30 pieces were carved. We ex­pect to see 24 pieces carved this year.”

Jabri added that an ex­hi­bi­tion of prod­ucts made in the pre­vi­ous camps will be held in So­har.

“We are seek­ing to set up a mod­ern mu­seum to ex­hibit works by all Omani sculp­tors.”

(Sup­plied photo)

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