'Sahil Ki Kahaniyan' displayed in Karachi’s Koel Gallery

Aim of show is to promote sustainable coastal development and raise awareness about impact of climate change


Our Correspondent August 13, 2022
British Council and Koel Gallery organised an exhibition 'Sahil Ki Kahaniyan' at Koel Gallery in Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI:

British Council and Koel Gallery organised an exhibition 'Sahil Ki Kahaniyan' at Koel Gallery in Karachi on Friday.

The exhibition will continue till August 19.

Multi-disciplinary works of artists is displayed at the exhibition. The aim of the event is to promote sustainable coastal development and raise awareness about impact of climate change on Pakistan's coastal areas, especially on its fragile ecosystems.

In order to create awareness among the people, exhibition also highlights scarce natural resources around Bhit Island.

Speaking on the occasion, Director Arts, British Council Pakistan, Laila Jameel said, "Sahil Ki Kahaniyan is a very exciting project. It is an honour to review and select various themes of outstanding artists and activists, It is a great experience too, to understand sensitive approach, deep research and creative journey of artists."

She further said that she is grateful for the support Koel Gallery and Rangoonwala Foundation have extended in organising the exhibition to promote art in Pakistan.

Artist Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto said that dolphins are very important. He said that the number of dolphins found in Indus River has increased, which is a welcome thing and a sign of healthy water. However, climate change is also affecting Indus River and there is a need to take measures to save dolphins.

He said that everyone needs to pay attention to this. 

Mahira Umar, Marvi Mazhar, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Janan Sindhu, Silha Muhammad, Abuzar Maadu, Sara Khan and Taj Shaheen are amongst the participating artists.

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