Photo: Evelyn Gulbrandsen Hoen
Opening of exhibition by Pramila Giri at Nepal Art Council
On Saturday 22nd October, Minister Counsellor Edle Hamre gave a speech at the opening of the exhibition of the artwork of Pramila Giri, organized by Nepal Art Council. Giri has been living in Norway for more than two decades, and she has truly made her mark as an artist in Norway. Giri’s colourful paintings and sculptures reflect her diverse background.
Her art was first introduced to the Norwegian public in 1983, and since then she has had various exhibitions across the country, among them a major one person show at one of Norway's most renowned contemporary art museums, the Henie Onstad Art Centre in the Oslo region. Now her works decorates important public spaces in Norway such as the St.Olavs hospital and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Her unique artwork reflects her Nepalese and South Asian roots as well as her inspiration from Norway and Tibet. With this, Pramila introduces to the Norwegian audience a new culture – one that without her artwork many Norwegians might not be familiar with.