Hereditary Compassion of Wisdom Thangka Arts - Nima Dorji

Exhibition

Nima Dorji
  • Fri 01-11-2019 to Fri 15-11-2019

Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery

Free Admission

Synopsis

To my respected father – THINLEY NORBU

Thinley Norbu is a famous Thangka master in Bhutan. For 40 years he has dedicated his life to painting Thangka, and is considered a national treasure. He completed more than 40 monastery projects and taught students at the Bhutan Training Institute. After establishing a private Thangka training institute, he trained more than 100 professional artists in Bhutan. 

Since childhood, his son Nima Dorji was trained as an artist. At the age of six, Nima picked up a brush and started learning to draw, while sitting next to his father. Over the ensuing years, Nima’s knowledge of painting and Buddhism grew, thanks to his father. Their ambition was to present an exhibition of Thangka paintings and produce a book about Thangka art. However, due to ill health, Thinley Norbu has been unable to work for the past two years and is awaiting surgery. At present, he is taking short retreats and paints only one Thangka every one or two years.

Together, they have been planning this Thangka exhibition for more than five years. It is dedicated to Master THINLEY NORBU, with prayers for world peace.

 

Nima Dorji

Nima Dorji was born in Bhutan. Since the 14th century, seven generations of his family have passed down a tradition of Thangka painting.

At the age of six, Nima started learning to draw and paint, under the tutelage of his father, and at the age of 11 he completed his first Thangka.

In 2006, while he was still at school, Nima became a part-time Thangka trainer, and he and his family members worked together to paint temples and monasteries.

In 2008 he became a full-time honorary Thangka painter. In the same year, he painted the entire temple of Shingjong Gonpa Temple in eastern Bhutan.

In 2011 he came to Hong Kong, and set up an art studio in June 2012, working mainly on Thangka art and restoring Buddhist statues. 

 

Exhibition Schedule

1 Nov (Fri)

13:30 - 16:00  Media session

16:00 - 17:00  Lama Kelzang’s blessing

17:00 - 20:00  Grand opening

2 Nov (Sat)

11:00 - 13:00  Meet the artist

14:30 - 15:30  Meet the artist and Thangka tour

16:30 - 17:30  Thangka demonstration

3 Nov (Sun)

Gallery closed

4 Nov (Mon)

11:00 - 13:00  Meet the artist

14:00 - 16:00  Media session

16:30 - 17:15  Meet the artist and Thangka tour

5 Nov (Tue)

11:00 - 15:00  Meet the artist

15:30 - 16:30  Thangka demonstration

6 Nov (Wed)

11:00 - 15:00  Meet the artist

15:30 - 16:30  Thangka demonstration

7 Nov (Thu)

11:00 - 15:00  Meet the artist

15:30 - 16:30  Thangka demonstration

16:30 - 17:15  Meet the artist and Thangka tour

8 Nov (Fri)

11:00 - 14:00  Meet the artist and Thangka tour

9-15 Nov (Sat-Fri)

Open as usual, artist away from gallery

 

Open from Monday to Saturday 11:00 - 19:00

*Closed on Sunday and public holidays

 

Press Kit

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rnsQZvkb5uJ6h8Zs_W75Jee5dQmazX1W?usp=sharing

 

Enquiry

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