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.”