Muscat: The first edition of Musandam International Sculpture Forum, an event accompanying "Musandam Winter", was concluded in the Wilayat of Khasab, Musandam Governorate, on Wednesday evening.
The Forum started on 26 February and continued until 15 March. It was organized by Musandam Governor’s Office, in cooperation with Musandam Municipality and implemented by the Sohar Art Team. A large number of local and international sculptors participated in the forum.
HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Hamoud Al Farsi, the Wali of Khasab, sponsored the closing of the forum. The sculptors and those in charge of making the forum a success were honored.
The Forum was held for the first time in Musandam Governorate. Eleven male and female sculptors from eight different countries, namely; Italy, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Egypt, Sudan and Tunisia. 3 sculptors from the Sultanate of Oman also participated in the Forum.
The Forum aimed to establish a cultural art destination in Musandam for international sculptors and visitors. The sculptors were creative in carving various works of art in different styles, in order to supply public spaces in Musandam with sculptural works to add value to the place, and to attract residents and tourists.
The Forum, which was held over 18 days, aimed to qualify young Omani sculptors for the future, according to training programs that contribute to producing young Omanis working in the field of sculpture. The presence of a group of international sculptors was an opportunity to learn from their techniques and skills.