Karachi: The Sindh government’s Culture Department has established its first art gallery in Karachi to showcase the work related to visual arts by the artists and photographers of Sindh.
The artists have been offered to hold exhibition of their work free of charge at the gallery till April 2021.
The first photographic exhibition held at the newly established art gallery at the Liaquat Memorial Library of Karachi was a three-day event titled “Aks-e-Sindh (Reflection of Sindh)” to showcase beauty of Sindh captured by over 40 photographers.
Aks-e-Sindh exhibition featured a total of 118 photographs from the cities of Karachi, Larkana, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Nagarparkar. The photographs captured the natural landscapes, architecture, social, cultural, and religious life of the people of Sindh.
Director-General Culture of Sindh government Abdul Aleem Lashari announced on the occasion that 12 best photographs exhibited at the event would become part of the official calendar published by the Sindh Culture Department. Cash prizes were also given to the best three photographers of the event.
Lashari said on the occasion that the Sindh Culture Department had been making efforts to promote every genre of the fine and visual arts.
He recalled that during the recent lockdown imposed against the spread of the coronavirus, Sindh government’s Health Department adopted measures to safeguard physical health of the people while Sindh Culture Department launched initiatives to ensure mental upkeep of the public. One such initiative is the use of digital media for conducting the programme “Café Saqafat (culture)” featuring different renowned personalities related to art and culture.