The sixth International Sculpture Camp that was held in Wadi al Jizzi in Sohar concluded on Tuesday with the participation of 29 sculptors from 21 nations.
There had been six Omani sculptors amongst the artists, supervisor of the camp, Ali al Jabri told Muscat Daily. “Others came from countries like Japan, Italy, India, France, Spain, Turkey, Brazil, Ecuador, Bulgaria, Egypt, Sudan, Kuwait, Bahrain,” he mentioned. “Thirty-five sculptures will be displayed at the Sultan Qaboos University exhibition for ten days. The exhibition will officially open at 4.30pm on Friday. On all other days, it will be open to visitors from 8am to 6pm.”
According to Jabri the camp aimed to increase the artistic movement in the sultanate whilst supporting tourism. It was also a likelihood to exchange sculptors’ experience in the field of marble, stones and wood and strengthen bonds in between the sultanate’s sculptors and ones from abroad.
The camp incorporated various activities such as instruction workshops in wood and marble sculpture, going to marble quarries in Sohar, and tourist web sites in Sohar and Muscat, cultural evenings and an exhibition of sculptural operates made throughout the camp. Three international sculptors presented the workshops.
“Thirty-five Omani youths took part in training workshops as part of the camp and the training will help them produce pieces of art which can be sold as souvenirs,” Jabri mentioned. “The workshops aimed at helping young Omanis establish small and medium enterprises.” Omani sculptors take component in a quantity of neighborhood events such as the Muscat International Book Fair, he mentioned. “In the past we participated in a number of events around the world including Monaco, Italy and France to promote Omani tourism and Omani sculpture. Sculptors need the support of the media to spread awareness among people.”
An exhibition in Sohar will show all the goods of the prior camps, he added. “We are seeking to set up a modern museum that will include all the works of the Omani sculptors.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily