The sculpture department of Dhaka University celebrated its 55th anniversary through a weeklong group show held at Zainul Gallery of faculty of fine arts.
Students displayed 43 sculptures made from diverse mediums like iron, wood, concrete, bronze and others at the show.
The sculpture department was established in 1963. Professor Abdur Razzaque (1932-2005) was given the responsibility of founding the department. Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, who was aware that an art education institution could not be considered complete without incorporating the important medium of sculpture, selected Abdur Razzaque as he was deeply interested in drawing and had experience in sculpture.
DU vice chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest on November 1. Dean of fine arts faculty Nisar Hossain was present as the special guest at the inaugural ceremony.
The students showcased sculptures portraying human relations, nature, urbanisation and others.
Shimul Kumar Paul, a 3rd year student, displayed a sculpture depicting a human face.
Amio Sarker, a 2nd year student, displayed his work, titled ‘Nirman-2’, which portrays a miniature skeletal frame of a building made from galvanised Iron.
Rajesh Dhor, a 2nd year student, exhibited a sculpture portraying a floating duck.
Sujit Sarker, a 2nd year student, displayed his work titled ‘Maa O Sishu 1’ depicting the bond between a mother and her child.
Five students were awarded in different categories for their works.
Gobinda Paul won the best medium award, Amio Sarker won Best Experimental Award, Maliha Akther won Professor Abdur Rajjak Memorial Award, Sumon Burman won Sculptor Novera Ahmed Memorial Award and Susmita Mukharjee Misti won Artist Anower Jahan Memorial Award.
The group show ended on Wednesday.
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