Mario Palma, Ambassador of Italy to Bangladesh inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest on February 24. Artist Mahbubur Rahman spoke among others on the occasion as distinguished guest. Nilu Rowshon Murshed, Chairperson of Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts, presided over the ceremony.
Selected students from different arts backgrounds of various institutions of the country participated in the art project, curated by Bishwajit Goswami, also a teacher at the Department of Drawing and Painting, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.
At the initial phase of the project, participants were taken to Lama, Bandarban for a four-day residency camp to develop concepts at being in close proximity to nature. After returning from the residency art camp, students sincerely engaged in their efforts to produce individual artworks in a 45-day open studio art practice session at the premises of Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts.
Participants from different disciplines of fine arts independently created artworks and demonstrated variations of colours. They depicted mainstream artworks like drawings and paintings along with rickshaw paintings, watercolour paintings, miniature paintings, sculptures, sketches and other quality artworks at the studio session. The beautiful artworks are now on display at the exhibit. The art project exhibition, supported by Hamid Fabrics Limited, Azim Group and ART con, will continue until March 10 from 10am to 8pm daily.