Art for Change: Child arts exhibition impresses visitors

Initiative launched to provide opportunities to children from under-resourced schools

Photo Zafar Aslam/zulfiqar Baig January 19, 2019
International visitors at the ‘Art for Change’ event held at PNCA. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ZAFAR ASLAM

ISLAMABAD: More than 500 people visited the fifth Art for Change - International Child Art Exhibition on the first day of its commencement   at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad.

Discovering New Artists partnered with PNCA and Goldfish to launch the fifth Art for Change – International Child Art Exhibition at PNCA Islamabad on Friday.

The exhibition featured over 175 breathtaking artworks under the theme of 'Save the Earth and Water Conservation' by school children aged 4-15 from over 12 cities across Pakistan. Prizes, certificates and medals were handed out to the winners and participants in a jam-packed inauguration ceremony by the chief guest, renowned TV anchor Tauseeq Haider.

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The exhibition was attended by the participants, their families and art enthusiasts in the city. Speaking at the occasion, DNA Founder and Director Mujtaba Zaidi said, “The primary purpose of this initiative is to provide opportunities to the students from under-resourced schools and to give them a chance to participate equally on a national level with all the resources needed.” Zaidi added that one of the aims of the competition was to create a bridge between the students from privileged and under-privileged backgrounds.

Tauseeq Haider commented “I believe in unlocking creativity and expression in these young minds and in making people’s lives more livable and inspiring. Art does not only define a culture but also represents the true essence of any country.” Talking to the scribe, Haider appreciated and encouraged the efforts of Discovering New Artists’ team and the artwork by all the participants. “The artwork is wonderful and the originality is seen throughout the displayed art pieces. These initiatives place emphasis on highlighting the importance of art education among the general public and young children in particular.”

Published in The Express Tribune, January 19th, 2019.


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