The Maldives has a uniquely captivating form of artistry, which is mostly inspired and based around aspects of tropical life. This makes Maldivian art something definitely worthy of exploration.
The National Art Gallery of the Maldives was a government venture and was established in 1999 to nurture and preserve Maldivian art of the past and present. The gallery maintains multiple collections, and conduct many events such as workshops and exhibitions.
The museum’s permanent collection features a wide range of artwork from major names in the local scene. These local artists include, Afzal Shafiu Hassan, Adam Shareef and Ahmed Shujau.
The gallery organises many notable events to showcase international art, as well as various kinds of specific work. Some examples of these exhibitions include “Painting Dreams”, “Dough Portraits” and “Visual Memory”.
Many notable attractions within the capital city of Malé are found close to the National Gallery, such as the National Museum of the Maldives and Seagull Café. If you’re heading on a holiday to Maldives organised by an entity such as Vacation Maldives, try and arrange a trip to the gallery.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+