Forty-four craft department students of faculty of fine arts are displaying diverse craftworks at a week-long group show underway at Zainul Gallery of Dhaka University.
The exhibition features a total of 89 craftworks of diverse mediums like tapestry, wood and metal crafts and boutiques.
Dhaka University vice-chancellor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest on February 1.
Artist Abdus Shakoor Shah, faculty of fine arts dean Nisar Hossain and FFA craft department chairman Abdul Momen were also present as guests at the inauguration progamme.
The craft department honoured seven students for their displayed works at the inauguration programme.
Munmun Paul received the media best award for her wood craftwork titled ‘Mythology’, which depicts animal motifs.
Ananya Das received the experimental award for her work titled ‘Shuvo Shakti’. The craftwork in metal is a tribute to Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, who is known as goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. Das has depicted animal and flower motifs traditionally associated with the goddess in her work.
Satyananda Ray received the department best award for his craftwork in metal portraying Hindu Goddess Durga.
Besides the three awards, four other memorial awards named after artist Rashid Chowdhury, artist Janabul Islam, artist Abdul Jabbar and artist Abdus Shakoor Shah were also presented.
Suhana Shihab Ema received the artist Jibanul Islam Memorial Award for her folk-motif block print. Mahanaz Ashrafi won the Artist Jabbar Memorial Award for her work featuring colourful and intricate floral design.
Arifa Afrin Urme and Rezaul Karim Rijon respectively received Artist Rashid Chowdhury Memorial Award and Artist Abdus Shakoor Shah Honourable Award for their Tapestry works.
Besides the award-winning crafts, the show displays many other eye-catching works including Artifa Preetha and Tanmoy Mondol’s pencil sketches, Afia Abbas’s Nokshi Katha and others.
The show will remain open till February 7.
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