Make a wish “3” was focused on coming together with a group of thirty elderly men and women from a very little visited place of Trongsa known as Nobjikorphu. The habitants there are known as the Monpas.
20 volunteers from VAST Bhutan fused with the selected group of Monpas who have never been out of their village shells. Bringing them to the urban sites of Bhutan filled their hearts with joy. They were brought to Punakha and Thimphu to visit many holy places. The young volunteers even took them on an exciting expedition around the capital.
VAST Bhutan also organized a free, personal clinical check up for all the Monpa participants. There were religious movie screenings every night to entertain them and broaden their minds on religious contexts.
HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY….VAST-Bhutan clebrates 15 years of vast happiness by planting trees to mark the day.
In an effort to strengthen our artist connection with neighboring countries, VAST-Bhutan met with artists and art organizations in Nepal in the end of March. VAST artists visited the Fine Art Academy of Nepal, where they were welcomed by Nepalese artists who gave them a tour of their academy. Meeting many working artists and art professors, the VAST artists also visited the Academy’s on-going art exhibition which is raising funds for disabled children where some of the art was also produced by the disabled.
At the Academy, Asha Kama, founder of VAST-Bhutan, spoke about the art scene in Bhutan, and Continue reading
The 3rd SAARC artist camp 2013 was held in Capital of republic of Maldives, Male from 25th – 28th March 2013. This event was organized to promote cultural cooperation in order to bring the people of South Asia closer and to project distinct cultural identity.
Around 50 well known artist from all over south Asia participated in this event. It was an honor for Six Vast artist to attend and represent Bhutan in the south Asian regional art exhibition. Continue reading
This year VAST winter camp was held in trashitangtse from 25th january to 2nd February.
This winter camp was an important step towards achieving VAST vision to establish a network troughout the country.
Starting this year “VAST Yangtse” was inguarated and will act as a center for art in Tashiyangtse. This would not have been possible without the interested and initiative of Sir Chojay and VAST member Sir Jigme Dorji who are currently school teachers and will be heading “VAST Yangtse” as an art center in Trashiyangtse. Continue reading
Registration form Please download this form and summit at Alaya Gallery, VAST Bhutan, Tarayana Building, Chubachu
We would like to invite you to our Special Exhibition “The Art of Giving” for the Ability Bhutan Society.
Exhibition Date: 16th – 21st, Dec. 2012
ALAYA GALLERY/VAST Bhutan | TARAYANA CENTRE, CHUBACHU
The art of Giving is a unique event organized by ABS and VAST, where artists donate their artworks to rise fund for a cause. It’s exiciting and excluscive opportunity to buy artworks at throw away prices and contribute towards Ability Bhutan Society.
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Voluntary Artists’ Studio, Thimphu, popularly known as VAST was set up in 1998 by a group of professional artists as a non profitable and non governmental organization (NGO). Continue reading