POST TIME: 17 February, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Shahid Kabir receives lifetime achievement award
DL Desk, Dhaka

Shahid Kabir receives lifetime achievement award

Dr Dipu Moni hands over the award to Shahid Kabir at the opening ceremony. Photo :Collected

Internationally-renowned printmaker-painter Shahid Kabir has been honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the eighth edition of ‘Kibria International Print Fair’ for his lifelong contribution to the arts.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni handed over the crest and honorarium to the artist at the inaugural ceremony of the three-day fair on Friday at the Zainul Gallery of Fine Arts Faculty of Dhaka University (DU) in the capital.

Presided over by eminent printmaker Syed Abul Barq Alvi, renowned artists Rafiqun Nabi and Monirul Islam were present as special guests at the inaugural programme.

Paying tribute to the late abstract master and eminent printmaker Mohammad Kibria, the three-day festival titled ‘Kibria International Print Fair 2019’ has jointly been organised by Kibria International Print Fair Organising Committee and Kibria Printmaking Studio.

The exhibit features the works of both famous and young printmakers around 20 different institutes, organisations and studios from Bangladesh and India.

The participating institutions includes-- Graphic Art Department, Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan, India; Graphics Printmaking Department, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India; Department of  Printmaking, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka; Department  of Printmaking, Institute of Fine Arts, University of Chittagong; Painting-Oriental-Printmaking Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Rajshahi University; Printmaking Discipline, School of Fine Arts, University of Khulna; Department of Fine Arts, Jatiya Kabi Kazi nazrul Islam University, Trishal; Department of Fine Arts, Jagannath University and Printmaking Studio, Department of Fine Arts, University of Development Alternative (UODA).

Participating organisations from Dhaka includes Safiuddin Bengal Printmaking Studio, Shunno Art Space, Atelier ‘71, Cosmos Atelier ‘71, Bangladesh Printmakers Association, Flame Arts Open Studio, Studio 48, Karkhana Art Space, Bornika Print Studio, Kibria Printmaking Studio and Kala Kendra.

The three-day print fair will end today. It remains open to all from 3pm to 8pm.