Bus painting project starts

Official says waves, water and rain will be a common theme connecting all designs.

APP September 10, 2021
A man paints Pakistani truck art on a two-seater Cessna aircraft at general aviation area at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan, December 30, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS


A two-day ‘Traveling Bus Painting Project’ will start on Friday (today) at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (NIFTH) aiming to promote Art and Culture of both countries (Pakistan-Australia) by involving our youth to take part in the project.

Lok Virsa Executive Director Talha Ali said, “The designs on the buses draw parallels between the climate and landscape of Australia and Pakistan.”

The historic and cultural landmarks used, including Badshahi Mosque Lahore, K-2, Uluru, Sydney Opera House, Three Sisters, Sydney Harbour Bridge, represent the cultural diversity and rich history of both countries, he added.

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Ali said that the design elements on the two sides of the bus will be painted as day and night scenes representing the colloquialism of ‘Down Under’ and the different times zones and opposite seasons in Australia and Pakistan. Waves, water and rain will be a common theme connecting all designs.

They represent the importance of coastal lines in both countries and the similarities and parallels between the climate and water resources of the two countries.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 10th, 2021.


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