Children’s art show underway at Zainul Gallery

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:30, Jun 05,2018


Visitors look at artworks done by children on display at Zainul Gallery. — New Age photo

A week-long children’s art show titled ‘Amra Shobai Raja’ featuring selected artworks created by children aged 4 to 16 is ongoing at Zainul Gallery 1 of fine arts faculty of Dhaka University.

The show displays 47 artworks comprising drawings and fabric collages created by 32 children of Kashful Art School, which has organised the show for the second time. The drawings have been done in mediums like pastel and poster colour, while the fabric collages have been created using colourful clothes.

The displayed artworks depict liberation war, rustic life, online games, city life, Eid shopping and others.

The drawing titled ‘Swadhinata’ done by Jaria Rahman, aged six, shows two boys, each holding the national flag, standing in a field.

The displayed drawing titled ‘Hill Tracts’ by Arishiya Chakma, aged 14, shows rustic life and scenic beauty of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, while the drawing titled ‘Ami O Bondhu’ by Josef Alen, aged 5, shows children playing in a field.

The displayed fabric collage titled ‘Maa O Ami’by Juliet D’Cruise, aged 16, shows two owls, while the fabric collage by Nayeem ar Rahman tiled ‘Ami School-ey Jaitam Chai’ shows a child worker carrying a heavy load on his head.

‘We encourage children to draw from their imagination. The displayed artworks were selected through various art competitions which were organised by the school prior to this week-long show,’ Nipa Gomez, director and teacher of the school told New Age.

Artist Rafiqun Nabi inaugurated the week-long exhibition on Friday as the chief guest. He also distributed prizes among the children at the inauguration ceremony. Artist and researcher Dr Kazi Mojammel Hossain was present at the inauguration ceremony as the special guest.

The show will remain open for all till June 7.

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