Ceramic artworks explore nature, contemporary issues

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Dec 05,2019 | Updated: 22:26, Dec 04,2019


Two artworks from the exhibition.

Forty six students of the ceramic department of Dhaka University are portraying everyday objects, human relationship, nature and contemporary issues at a five-day group exhibition under way at the Zainul Gallery of fine arts faculty.

Eminent artist Professor Hashem Khan inaugurated the exhibition, titled ‘Annual Art Exhibition 2019’,  as the chief guest on Wednesday, while fine arts faculty dean Professor Nisar Hossain and acclaimed artist Professor Syed Abul Barak Alvi were present as special guests at the inaugural ceremony, presided over by Dhaka University ceramic department chairman Professor Debashis Pal.

The exhibition features a total of 93 artworks made with mediums like stoneware, terracotta, earthenware and others.

Eight works were awarded in various categories.

Jothika Bhowmik, MFA 1st year student, got the Best Experimental Award for her stoneware work titled ‘Nature and Life’. The work contains four stoneworks resembling cactus trees in desert.

Halima Akter, BFA 4th year student, got the Ceramic Media Best Award for her work titled ‘Flower Shape Fruit Set’, which contains seven flower shaped bowls.

Ishrat Jahan Tandra, BFA 3rd year student, bagged Artist Gopesh Malaker Honourable Award for her stoneware work titled ‘Carton Box’. The artwork portrays an empty cardboard box of a biscuit company.

Biprojit Roy, BFA 2nd year student, got Artist Maran Chand Paul Memorable Award for his terracotta work titled ‘Birds Life’, which portrays three birds sitting on a branch in a tree.

Anamika Das, MFA 2nd year student, has displayed the work titled ‘Araddha’, which portrays Hindu deity Durga.

Md Sazzadul Hoque, BFA 4th year student, has displayed a stoneware work titled ‘Dear Family’. The artwork contains a deer family of three comprising a child, its father and mother.

Koushik Sarkar, BFA 2nd year student, has displayed the work titled ‘Dried Leaves’ that portrays spring season.

The exhibition will remain open till December 8.

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