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Mega event ‘to bring art institutions close’

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: A marathon fine arts event is to be organised by The Projectionists — an art revival concern — in collaboration with the Lahore Arts Council, with a view to bringing various arts institutions closer.

The two-week long event would mainly comprise a conference and an exhibition, while various other art-related activities, including free-of-cost workshops, interactive sessions, lectures and live painting sittings would also be held on its sidelines.

Though the conference is scheduled for January, the last date for submission of artworks for exhibition is Oct 31.

Saba Majeed , a final year student at the College of Art and Design, University of Punjab, the moving spirit behind the conference, said: “I have observed that fine arts institutions somewhere lack the kind of unity and oneness. To bridge this gap the students from all mainstream art institutions should sit together and also put on display their works”. She said that she was doing the project for her country and to serve art.

“I hope live painting sessions with senior artists would be of a great help to students when it comes to the learning process”.

Ms Majeed said she was collecting artworks by seasoned as well as emerging artists from all over the country to put them on display.

“I have been extended great help by Lahore Arts Council Fine Arts Deputy Director Zubair Ajmal in putting together this show”, she added.

The LAC had shown great generosity by providing the space to young artists for this mega art event, she added.

She said there would be neither any restriction of medium for the exhibition nor of size of the paintings.

Some 400-500 artworks were expected to be put on display in the exhibition, she added.

Ms Majeed said for holding interactive sessions with students, and for lectures and workshops all eminent names from fine arts were being contacted.

She said the schedule for the activities to be held during the conference was being given final shape, adding that every day a new artist would be invited for the purpose.

She said the event would be a nice mix of visual and performing arts since instrumentalists would play live during the conference.

A book carrying the lectures delivered and a pictorial collection of the event would also be published after the conclusion of the conference, she added.

It would allow the students to have a closer look at the artworks by seniors, besides providing them with an opportunity to interact with them, Ms Majeed added.