Himalaya: A Journey into Upper Mustang, Nepal
17 July 2024 - 9 December 2024
Artist(s): John Barcham
Location: Crown Street Stables
This exhibition of paintings and prints by artist John Barcham documents his recent impressions of the Himalayas in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal. Nestled on the borderlands of China and Tibet, this remote area was closed to the outside world until 1995. Through painting and lithograph printing in landscape and portraiture, John offers a glimpse into the resilience of Tibetan Buddhist culture in Nepal.
I began to explore the powerful desire I’ve had from childhood to paint and draw about 30 years ago. Over this time, I have also developed a successful arts management career working in the specialist field of artisan design and fabrication. Despite my busy professional life, my commitment to my own artistic practice has never diminished. Over the years, I have evolved my style, used different mediums, and expanded my technical ability to explore new themes and ideas in my work.