Pakistan art exhibition comes to Dewsbury

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Pakistan art exhibition comes to Dewsbury
by Martin Deans - Friday, 17 October 2014, 4:17 PM


The exhibition is on Saturday October 18th from 10.30am-6pm and Sunday October 19th from 11am-3pm.

 Admission is free.

Artists and art students from Pakistan will be exhibiting their work at Batley School of Art.

The exhibition is the result of the dream and hard work of local pharmacist, Mohammed Farooq Hussain, who wanted to bring the work of artists from Pakistan to the Wheelwright Centre in Birkdale Road, Dewsbury.

The exhibition will feature the work of graduate artists from the National College of Arts in Lahore; work by fashion graduates from the Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design and art and textile graduates from Punjab University of College and Design.

Mr Hussain said: “Visual art forms - painting, photography, textiles and fashion all tell their own story of the heart, the soul, and the mind, of time and of place almost better than any other form of communication known to man.

“It is this unique power we wish to harness in the exhibition, to break down the cultural, social, religious, language barriers that might exist in our local communities engendering better understanding better communication and bringing people together.”

This is the first time Batley School of Art has hosted such an event for external artists and it will complement the work carried out by current students studying at Kirklees College.

The work displayed at the exhibition will explore the culture, heritage, people and religion through a series of insightful expressions and musings captured in breath-taking brushstrokes, colours, photographs and fashion.

Head of creative industries at Kirklees College Karen Matula said: “This is a new and exciting venture for Kirklees College and Batley School of Art. We are looking forward to opening our doors to the community to come and see an exciting range of art work and fashion from students and artists based in Pakistan.

“Mr Hussain wanted to do something different and we are delighted to be able to host this exhibition to fulfil his dream and develop closer links as a result.”