Male’, Maldives, 7th January 2024 – Oaga Art Resort, a self-made local brand in the Maldives, has announced an open invitation for local artists and creatives to exhibit their artwork at Veyoge Gallery Villas. The applications will remain open until January 31, 2024, providing an exceptional opportunity for Maldivian talent to venture into the hospitality industry. To ensure accessibility, the application process has been streamlined, allowing interested creatives to submit their work online from anywhere in the world.
Since its launch in January 2023, Oaga Art Resort has captured global attention with its unique concept of the Veyoge Gallery Pool Villas. These accommodations seamlessly incorporate art within their lavish space, showcasing artwork by nearly 40 local artists and displaying 160 carefully chosen pieces on the walls throughout the past year. The resort is seeking fresh talent to curate a new collection for 2024.
Staying in a Veyoge Gallery Villa offers more than just a luxurious getaway for travelers; it provides an immersive art experience. Guests have the privilege of residing amidst stunning local artwork, with the opportunity to purchase pieces and take home a part of Maldivian creativity.
The team at Oaga Art Resort expresses their gratitude for being able to offer a platform for local artists to display their work and potentially connect with art enthusiasts worldwide. They also contribute $1 for each artwork displayed for every night a guest stays in the Veyoge Gallery Villas, demonstrating their appreciation for the incredible talent in the Maldives.
The meticulous curation of art is entrusted to Suvāsthi Gallery, led by the talented in-house creative team. Drawing from their experience of the past year, the in-house curator, Nadee, highlights the challenges of pricing and sizing artwork for optimal appeal to guests. To address this, the open call provides clear guidelines on recommended dimensions and pricing strategies, ensuring artists receive the best possible support for their submissions.
Suvāsthi Gallery routinely hosts Caravan exhibitions within the resort, allowing all island guests to appreciate the diverse collection. Moreover, local artists are regularly invited to reside on the island, fostering deeper connections and enriching the guest experience.
This open call beckons established and aspiring Maldivian artists keen to share their vision and contribute to this distinctive concept. Applications are open until January 31, 2024. All eligible artists are encouraged to submit their applications and claim their deserved place at the heart of Oaga Art Resort.
Located in North Malé Atoll, Oaga Art Resort is a 45-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport. With 60 villas offering beach and overwater options, 5 dining venues, and a spa inspired by Maldivian traditional healing practices, Oaga Art Resort‘s artistic and creative spaces offer an immersive experience curated by local and visiting artists and craftsmen from the Maldives.