EDB Art Gallery

The Economic Development Board is actively engaging in its commitment to sustain and promote local creative and artistic talents as well as to forge the creative industry as a new economic pillar in the near future.

This year, several events have been planned as part of EDB’s ongoing initiatives to promote the local artists.

An art exhibition is being held from 6th February 2024 to 6th March 2024 at the EDB Art Gallery. Some 13 local artists are showcasing their captivating artworks.

The gallery will be open to visitors from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.

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Antares

Antares-Inner Self

by Abhinavsing Dusoyea
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Antares

Antares-Inner Self

Artist Name : Abhinavsing Dusoyea

Email : abhinavsing2610@gmail.com

Concept Note : The artwork depicts the learning phase to let go of self-hatred, humiliation, and negative body image. By this self portraiture artwork, I have finally and truly learn to love myself and put it into practice every day in my life. That is I have utilise creativity to build a healthy relationship with my genuine and higher self. It’s not being narcissist but you must first love yourself so that you can love other people. Thus,  I feel profound serenity radiating from my core. For the first time in my life, I recognize and examine my own emotions, responding to them with compassion rather than harmful emotions. Besides, I attempted a self-portrait as an artist. I think portraits are the hardest subjects to paint, but I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and paint myself. I’ve always been fascinated by famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh and Alex Grey who painted their own self-portrait. They are also my inspirations. I believe it is something that every artist and non-artist should try no matter the final outcome. For the previous few years, I’ve wanted to paint a self-portrait but couldn’t find the proper moment. I feel that you must be in the right mindset and not force it. Art and creation should always be enjoyable and never forced. So, I made the time to finished my first acrylic portraiture. I don’t think it’s terrible, but I know with more practice, I’ll only become better. I would have kept this painting and never shared it, but I wanted to show you that art isn’t always as perfect as it appears on social media. My eyes, nose, mouth, and proportions are all off to me. But that’s okay. It’s all a learning process, and getting better at painting new topics takes time.

Medium: Acrylics on Canvas

Size: 49cm x 60cm

trapped

Trapped

by Ameera Koheeallee
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trapped

Trapped

Artist Name : Ameera Koheeallee

Email : koheealleeameera@gmail.com

Concept Note : Due to the wandering ghost nets and plastics in the ocean, sea turtles are the ones who get caught in it, resulting in their deaths. This artworks gives a voice to the marine life’s side of the story. Men have continuously been polluting the sea and plastics are non’ biodegradable. Here, ‘trapped’ showcases one of the sea turtles deeply entangled in ghost nets , marking it’s inevitable end.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 45cm x 60cm

seahorse

The luck of a seahorse

by Cendrine Keryl Bolaram
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seahorse

The luck of a seahorse

Artist Name : Cendrine Keryl Bolaram

Email : cendrineboart@gmail.com

Concept Note: Life is so much better when you have someone by your side, like a seahorse roaming the ocean until it meets it’s soulmate.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Size:  80cm X 80cm

blooming

Blooming Queen

by Dev Chooramun
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blooming

Blooming Queen

Artist Name : Dev Chooramun

Email : d.chooramun001@gmail.com

Concept Note : Flowers and greenery are very pleasing to our eyes. They help us to relax and develop a true sensitivity for nature. This artwork expresses bliss which is a state of supreme happiness, ecstasy of salvation and spiritual joy. It inspires one to fill the heart with love, hope, compassion, devotion and kindness. This leads one to be in harmony with nature and promote sustainability of a clean green and pure environment.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 90cm x 60cm

edb-complex

EDB New Complex

by Dilloo M Faizal
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edb-complex

EDB New Complex

Artist Name : Dilloo M Faizal

Email : mohamadfaizaldilloo@gmail.com

Concept Note : Inspired by the new building of EDB at Ebene proudly imposing itself.

Medium: Watercolors

Size: 70cm x 90cm

together-we-can

Together We Can

by Kaushnee Jhurree
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together-we-can

Together We Can

Artist Name : Kaushnee Jhurree

Email : Kaushnee@yahoo.com

Concept Note : The artwork represents the male and female energy of our society who are thriving for a brighter future in harmony and equality.

Medium: Mixed media on canvas

Size: 60cm x 60cm

nova-terra

Novae Terra

by Khemraj Chooramun
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Novae Terra

Artist Name : Khemraj Chooramun

Email : k_t3ch@hotmail.com

Concept Note : Novae Terra is the advent of a new futuristic approach towards social jurisprudence, enabling wisdom, justice, courage, and moderation. Further, the social endeavours, as complex and biased as it may sound, defines the sustainability of an ecosystem. Towards the perpetual evolution it shall be entailed.

Medium: Digital Art

Size: 100cm x 80cm

mahe

Mahé de Labourdonnais

by Lalljee Michael Vikas
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mahe

Mahé de Labourdonnais

Artist Name : Lalljee Michael Vikas

Email : miklalljee@gmail.com

Concept Note : Mauritius has a undeniable colonial past which is still impacting on our present situation. It is without any doubt that having been occupied has brought innovation in our country physical features, with architectural, political and social development. But on the other hand, consider being great man, French governor Mahé de labourdonnais was not only the builder of our capital, but also someone who through contribution of slaves has been able to achieve goals. This painting, through the impressive size of the monument of the French governor, incarnates the courage and strength of slaves have put in the birth of our capital.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 80cm x 80cm

bato

Bato

by Giovanni Laurent
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bato

Bato

Artist Name : Giovanni Laurent

Email : gioxs100@gmail.com

Concept Note : The vessel abandoned and broken, becomes a poignant symbol of the sea’s memories each crack and splinter telling stories of distant shores. Chipped paint reveals layers of history.

Medium: Mixed media

Size: 1m x 1m20cm

grow

Grow

by Prakash Jhugaroo
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grow

Grow

Artist Name : Prakash Jhugaroo

Email : pjhugaroo@gmail.com

Concept Note : A vivid composition of visual elements like dots lines and strokes to depict the ability of the mind to keep calm and grow in silence while surrounded in a chaotic ocean.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 86cm x 60cm

flower-and-fruits

A feast of flowers and fruits

by Rachel Lo Hun
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flower-and-fruits

A feast of flowers and fruits

Artist Name : Rachel Lo Hun

Email : rachel_lohun@hotmail.com

Concept Note : A mixed border of flowering plants and fruit-bearing trees harmoniously arranged and bursting with rhythm, at the feet of the emblematic Pieter Both.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 60cm x 80cm

Floral Serenity

Floral Serenity

by Roselyne Désiré
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Floral Serenity

Floral Serenity

Artist Name : Roselyne Désiré

Email : roselyne175@yahoo.com

Concept Note : The painting captures the essence and delicate beauty of flowers. At the heart of the artwork is a sense of calm and serenity, inviting the viewer to pause and reflect on the world around them. Floral Serenity transports us to a world of floral wonder and inspires us to cherish the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 80cm x 80cm

parampara

Parampara

by Vimal Ramsahaye
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parampara

Parampara

Artist Name : Vimla Ramsahaye

Email : vimramsahaye@gmail.com

Concept Note : Honouring our prestigious tradition (Parampara) in keeping the flame blazing.

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 80cm x 80cm

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