Muscat – Seventeen sculptors from eight countries are taking part in International Sculptors Camp, which began in Sohar on January 16.
From Earth to Sky – as the camp has been christened – has been planned and designed “in an effort to promote art and support tourism in the sultanate”, said Dr Ali al Jabri, camp supervisor.
The 11th edition of International Sculpture Camp, which will continue till January 28 in Sohar’s Wadi al Jizzi, North Batinah, drew sculptors from eight countries, including Kuwai, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Iran, China, Georgia and Oman.
The camp aims to develop creative industries in line with Oman Vision 2040 and offer a chance for sculptors to exchange knowledge and expertise in the fields of marble, stone and wood sculpting, Jabri added.
The camp will include many activities such as cultural and artists events, and workshops on digital modelling and woodworking.
Through this event, the administration seeks to empower Omani youth in the field of sculpture and help them hone their skills so as to make them ambassadors of Oman’s art and cultural to the wider world.
According to the organisers, the sculptors will publish a book A Decade of Sculpture highlighting their works in this camp.
“We will continue to hold sculpture camps in all parts of the sultanate to promote Oman tourism and culture among the countries of the world,” Jabri added.