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Desertification in Art group exhibition

XanaduART is pleased to present “Desertification in Art”, a collection of socially conscious works of art curated by the New Century Art association. The exhibition will be on display at the gallery through June 27, 2011.

“Desertification in Art” exhibition includes multimedia works by Enkhbat Lantuu, Amarsaikhan, Undraa Vandan, Batzorig Dugarsuren, Ariuntugs Tserenpil, Enkhbold Togmidshirev and XanaduART gallery curator Zesee Sodnomtseren. The artists seek to address the problem of desertification in Mongolia  through contemporary art and to show the bitter truth about land degradation caused by human activities.

Works exhibited are deeply rooted in the imagery of the Mongolian steppe and the everyday life of nomads – our culture, our customs, our philosophy and the Mongolian way of thinking. In doing so, the exhibition presents a mix of traditional and modern approaches to contemporary art.  The artists hope that their works will raise awareness about the environmental issues that Mongolia faces and encourage people to protect the Mother Earth.

This exhibition is organized by the New Century Art association in collaboration with XanaduART gallery, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Ministry of Environment of Mongolia.

For more information, please contact the gallery at 976-11-310239 or e-mail

Gek KHENG and David WHITWORTH: “Fusion”

Exhibition dates: March 29 – April 4, 2007

XanaduART Gallery is delighted to present FUSION, a painting and photography exhibition by Gek Kheng and David Whitworth. The exhibition, which opens today (March 29th) at 6pm, aims to raise funds for a new Arts and Crafts Workshop at the Lotus Children’s Centre. The British Ambassador to Mongolia, Mr. Christopher Wyndham Osborne, will speak at the opening event.

About Lotus Children’s Centre

The Lotus Children’s Centre ( was established in 1995 by Didi Kalika, an Australian, to give homeless Mongolian children a chance to have a better future. The Centre, situated in Yarmag just out of Ulaanbaatar city, provides the children with a family environment by creating small family groups, each with 8 to 10 children to one housemother. 

Recognising the importance of education in breaking the poverty cycle, the centre has developed its own kindergarten and school. The Centre has a small group of children with learning difficulties.  The establishment of the Arts and Crafts Workshop is primarily aimed at providing craft skills for these children with special needs to help them to secure a livelihood. The new workshop will also be used for art lessons for children at the Centre.

The Artists

The artists, Gek Kheng and David Whitworth, arrived in Mongolia in mid-August 2006 and have been pursuing their interests in oil painting and photography, using Mongolia as their inspiration. Gek is a British trained Singaporean artist and David, an engineer, is working in Ulaanbaatar as an adviser to an Asian Development Bank funded project. 

Twenty six oil paintings based on the themes of Mongolian landscapes and portraiture will be exhibited, all created in Mongolia by Gek. The paintings are mainly abstract.

David has been taking photographs of Mongolian landscapes and around Ulaanbaatar and loading these photographic encounters on a blog at The postings from the blog will be on display during the exhibition. In addition 12 framed photographs and a digital display of the photographs will be exhibited. Gek’s art can also be seen on her blog at


Laurence CUTTING: “Photographs from Mongolia”

Laurence Cutting - Photographs from Mongolia

Exhibition dates: September 8 – 14, 2009

XanaduART gallery is proud to present an exhibition of photographs by Laurence Cutting, a British photographer. The exhibition simply entitled “Photographs from Mongolia” is supported by the Arts Council of Great Britain. Mr. Cutting’s photos, taken during his multiple visits to Mongolia, were previously shown at the Oriental Museum of Durham, UK. Verse by the poet Lkhamdulam Cutting, who is Mr. Cutting’s daughter-in-law, was included as caption for the photographic work.

Laurence, 67, has taught at Brighton Polytechnic, Worthing College of Art, St Martin’s School of Art, Manchester Polytechnic and Harrogate College, and his work is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Arts Council of Great Britain and the University of Texas, Austin.

For more information about this exhibition please call XanaduART gallery at 976-11-310239 (Mongolian) or e-mail (English).