‘A flight of sunshine’: Keeping art connoisseurs’ interest alive in Ramazan

An exhibition featuring representative artworks of 66 noted artists kicks off at Gallery6.

Our Correspondent June 29, 2014


In humid summer months, especially in Ramazan, most art galleries in the capital remain closed. While some people leave for mountain regions, others usually avoid attending art-related activities.

However, in a bid to keep the interest of the people in visual arts alive through this hiatus of sorts, an exhibition showcasing an assortment of pieces by various artists opened at Gallery6 on Friday.

Titled “A flight of sunshine,” the display features artworks of 66 artists from the gallery’s archive. The collection comprises masterpieces of noted artists as well as some fresh works by upcoming and contemporary artists, bringing a diversity of media and techniques such as calligraphy, watercolour, oil and acrylic paintings, photography and oil pastels.

“The idea is to house a large variety of artworks in the same space,” Arjumand Faisel, the gallery curator and one of the featured artists, said. The show, which is held in July every year, has been very successful so far, he added. The artworks are sold usually at reduced prices.

On display are representaives works of noted artists including A.Q. Arif, Abid Hasan, Abrar Ahmed, Ahmed Iqbal Qureshi, Ahmed Khan, Akram Dost, Akram Spaul, Ali Imam, Amjad Naeem, Aqeel Javaid, Aqeel Solangi, Arif Ansari, Arjumand Faisel, Arjumand Hussain, Arslan Naqvi, Asad Reza, Ashkaal, Azhar Hafeez, Fahad Ali, Faheem Baloch, Ghulam Mustafa, Ghulam Rasul, Hajra Mansur, Humaira Ghaznavi, Humaira Malik, Hussain Chandio, Imran Hunzai, Mansur Aye, Matloob Baig, Momina Khattak, Mutaib Shah, Naeem Mehmood, Nahid Raza, Nazir Ahmed, R.M. Naeem, Rashid Ahmed Arshed, Riaz Rafi, Rind, S.M. Mansoor, Sadaf Naeem, Sadequain, Saima Ali, Sajida Hussain, Samad Bin Ramzan, Samina Arjumand, Sana Arjumand, Sara Fayyaz, Sehar, Shahid Mansoor, Shehzad Kausar, Sulehri, Tanweer Farooqi, Tassaduq Sohail, Tayyab Munawar, Wahab Jaffer, Waqas Basra, Zarah David and Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi.

The art pieces will remain on display daily from 11am to 7pm for at least two weeks. The art pieces on display can also be viewed on the gallery website: www.gallery6islamabad.com

Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2014.


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