Exhibitions Season Report – 6th ArtBeat 2017

The competition announced the 6th season with the theme of “Rung Bahar” inviting Young Artists to play with colors and visualize the spring season from their own perspective and to celebrate happiness in it. Record numbers of Artworks from more than 300 schools were submitted in response to the call by children and youth from all over Pakistan to express their celebration about colors and spring season

This year’s jury consisted of esteemed artists, curators and experienced art educators such as;

R.M. Naeem (Painter and Teacher, National College of Arts)
Abdul Jabbar Gull (Sculptor and Painter)
Sadaf Naeem (Painter and Lecturer, Kinnaird College)
Sajjad Akram (Visual Artist and Teacher, National College of Arts Rawalpindi)
Dua Abbas Rizvi (Visual Artist)
Wardah Naeem (Visual Artist)

As part of the program this year ArtBeat has partnered with established studios in 3 cities to offer studio workshops to 132 selected child artists in summers.

 

Islamabad exhibition and prize distribution ceremony

Islamabad exhibition and prize distribution ceremony were held in February 10 to 11 2017 at Lok Virsa Islamabad

The ceremony guests include;

Vibeke Jensen –Director UNESCO Pakistan
Azam Jamal -Visual Artist Administrator NCA Pindi
Nisar Ahmad -Deputy Director Media At Lok Virsa Islamabad
Sajjad Akram -Founder of Nukta Studio
Arsalan Ali Khan -Art Director Nukta Studio
Sana Zara- Sculptor Visual Artist
Hina Mehboob-Digital Artist, Designer
Salma Manzoor-Visual Artist/ Teacher
Ahmed Habib-Visual Artist and Writer Founder Tasveer Khana

A curated show of nearly 125 artworks was presented from Islamabad region at the exhibition. Child artists that have been selected to present their works at the gallery exhibitions in Islamabad this year were awarded certificates and cash prizes by the honorable guests.

Exhibition and Award Ceremony in Pictures

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Karachi exhibition and prize distribution ceremony

Karachi exhibition and prize distribution ceremony were held in February 24th to 25th 2017 at ArtChowk-The Gallery, Clifton Karachi

The ceremony guests include;

Shamim Akhter-ArtCritic/Author/Journalist
Abdul Jabbar Gul-Sculptor/Artist/Educator
Zeeshan Mohammad-International Acclaimed Visual Artist/Educator
Abid Merchant-Director Sanat Art Gallery/Art Collector
Mehreen Hashmi-Visual Artist/ Curator/ Educator

A curated show of nearly 85 artworks was presented from Karachi region at the exhibition. Child artists that have been selected to present their works at the gallery exhibitions in Islamabad this year were awarded certificates and cash prizes by the honorable guests.

Exhibition and Award Ceremony in Pictures

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Lahore exhibition and prize distribution ceremony

Lahore exhibition and prize distribution ceremony were supposed to hold on February 17th to 18th 2017 at Old Tollinton Market, Mall Road Lahore. Due to unfortunate blast in Lahore, exhibition was postponed. Prizes and certificates of young artists were send to their respective schools.

For details:

http://thelittleart.org/postponing-artbeat-lahore-exhibition-scheduled-friday-17th-feb/

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