Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Yumna Maumoon has affirmed that she has heard the concerns of the artists which stated they have been left ‘homeless’.
In a tweet, Minister Yumna said this in response to a unique protest held by artists.
Minister Yumna stated that she has heard the grievances of the artists and that they are working to solve the concerns, especially regarding the “Art Gallery’, where most of the artists’ concerns are centered.
In a statement released by Fine Art Maldives, the artists stated that they had to stage their concerns in such a unique way due to being driven out of the gallery, which continues to be rented out for other purposes, though it is designated for art.
The ‘poorly designed building designated as the National Art Gallery’ is not suited for its chosen purpose, the statement read.
Fine Arts Maldives brought the matter to the attention of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Minister Yumna, and others in the arts ministry by tagging them in their tweet.
Last Thursday, an artist had painted their concerns on his body and walked in front of the Art Gallery.