Local artists create display celebrating World Environment Day in Tbilisi

The National Gallery exhibition will mark World Environment Day. Photo from the exhibition/Facebook.
Agenda.ge, 23 Jun 2016 - 15:28, Tbilisi,Georgia

Tbilisi's Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery is marking World Environment Day by hosting its first ever exhibition of works on issues facing the world's nature and ecology.

The display, titled Green, will see over 40 local individual and teams of artists showcase their creative exhibits on Saturday for a one-day event.

Curated by art critic Keti Shavgulidze, Sunday’s exhibition will also feature visual art by artist Temo Javakhi, while the exhibits will be put on display at the National Gallery and in the Alexander Park outside the museum.

Painter Temo Javakhi's 1981 work 'Abstraction'. Photo from Temo Javakhi/Facebook.

The pieces chosen for inclusion in the exhibition were submitted by painters, urban artists, photographers and creators in a range of other disciplines.

Some of the artists to present work in the occasion include the founder of the Tbilisi-based Centre for Contemporary Art Wato Tsereteli, photographer Gio Sumbadze, urban artst Dr. Love and students from the Gogi Meskhishvili School for Contemporary Design.

Visitors of the Sunday occasion will enjoy musical entertainment by experimental producer Nika Machaidze.

A piece of street art by Dr. Love. Photo from www.globalstreetart.com.

In addition to the contemporary works, the exhibition will also present a unique environmental manuscript from Georgia's history.

A 17th Century paper titled Agreement Against Selling Forests will be on display and represent the archives of the Korneli Kekelidze National Centre of Manuscripts in Tbilisi.

The historic document sought to ensure preserving the non-commercial status of forests in Georgia.

Established by the United Nations in 1972, World Environment Day is celebrated across the world on June 5.