Crafts portray daily life, traditions

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:47, Dec 01,2019

 
 

Visitors look at works by students of Dhaka University’s crafts department displayed at ‘Annual Art Exhibition 2019’ under way at Zainul Gallery of DU fine arts faculty. — New Age photo

Fifty four students of Dhaka University’s crafts department have portrayed daily life along with diverse cultures and traditions at a group art exhibition under way at Zainul Gallery of DU fine arts faculty.

Dhaka University pro-vice-chancellor Professor Muhammad Samad inaugurated the exhibition, titled ‘Annual Art Exhibition 2019’, which has been organised by the department, as the chief guest on November 28.

Faculty of Fine Arts dean Nisar Hossain and noted artist Abdus Shakoor Shah were present as special guests at the inaugural ceremony, presided over by crafts department chairman Professor Abdul Momen Milton.

The exhibition features a total of 127 works done in mediums like wood, tapestry, metal, batik, applique, paper and others.

Seven best works were awarded in four categories.

Shorobh Chandra Roy, 3rd year BFA student, got the Best Award for his wood carving work titled ‘Peyara’, which shows a number of guavas surrounded by leaves.

Nawshin Nahid, 2nd year MFA student, got the Experimental Award for her metal work titled ‘Nakshi Katha’. The egg-shaped work shows two eyes and partial view of human faces surrounded by images of miniature eggs.

Rubiyet- E- Sharmin, 2nd year MFA student, got the Creative Craft Award for her mixed media work titled ‘Centre Table’ that shows a cart shaped centre table with two wheels.

Maheswar Howly, 1st year BFA student, got Artist Junabul Islam Memorial Award for his pencil work titled ‘Sketch’ that portrays an abandoned garage with ropes, wheels of different sizes and bamboos scattered across the floor.

Jasia Islam, 2nd year MFA student, got artist Abdus Shakoor Shah Media Best Award for her Applique work titled ‘Composition 4’ that contains shapes of fishes and flowers of different colours including sky, rose, green and others.

Besides, Md Rezaul Karim, 1st year MFA student, got the Artist Rashid Chowdhury Memorial Award for his tapestry work titled ‘Jatyo Joddha’.

Shovon Kumar Dhali, 2nd year BFA student, got Artist Abdul Jabbar Memorial Award for his Tie and Dye work titled ‘Shukhshari’.

The exhibition will remain open till December 3.

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