Current Exhibition

‘Below The Clouds’

Nepalese contemporary art exhibition

An exhibition held at two venues: Coombe Gallery Dartmouth – TQ6 9DR

& Coombe Farm Studios, Dittisham TQ6 0JA

Exhibition runs from: 14th October – 4th November 2017


‘Below the Clouds’ is an exhibition of contemporary Nepalese art to be held jointly at Coombe Gallery in Dartmouth and a talk to be held at Coombe Farm Gallery, Dittisham. (Please note that each work is labelled online as to it’s location.)

Exhibitors: Govinda Sah ‘Azad’, SC Suman, Sandhiya Silwal, Subash Thebe, Birendra Pratap Singh, Dr Seemah Sharma Shah, Kiran Maharjan, Kabiraj Lama, Paul Riley, Tina Riley, Derek Eland & Celia Washington.

The eclectic range of work ranges from traditional Mithila style folk art to street art and includes a sound installation that focuses on climate change with the noise of cracking glaciers.

In May 2015 a devastating earthquake hit Nepal killing and injuring thousands of people. It was the worst natural disaster to befall one of Asia’s poorest countries. Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless and many UNESCO heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley were severely damaged.

A year after the earthquake, on a visit to Kathmandu and various Annapurna villages, the devastation was still clearly visible and the pollution tangible. Like many visitors to the region we asked ourselves what we could do to help. Being creative people ourselves, with two galleries within the family the obvious answer was to try and help the artists whose livings even in good times can only be described as challenging.

At the excellent Siddhartha Contemporary Art Gallery we were privileged to meet it’s founder and curator Sangeeta Thapa and thereby be introduced to the outstanding work of the artists in this exhibition, many of whom are internationally recognised but not well known to British audiences.

In keeping with past traditions at Coombe galleries we have invited three British artists inspired by or working with Nepal to contribute to this show.

Further information available from:

Mark Riley at Coombe Gallery on 01803 835 820.

and Lara Lloyd at Coombe Farm Studios on 01803 722 352.