A four-day art exhibition titled “Rivers of the World” was inaugurated at Rabindra Sarobar, Dhanmondi in the city on January 16.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) and British Council in Bangladesh have jointly organised the exhibition that features theme- based artwork by students from 10 Bangladeshi and British schools.
Artists Syed Rashed Imam Tanmoy and Tamanna Tasmeem lent their guidance to the students. Six educational institutions of Sylhet district are participating in the exhibition. The young artists' focus is on the beautiful Surma river. The Thames in all its splendour is the highlight of works by students from London.
Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed was present as the chief guest. The guests at the event were well-known cartoonist Ahsan Habib, noted writer Anisul Hoque and chief executive officer of HSBC Bangladesh Andrew Tilke.
As the guest of honour Robert W Gibson, British High Commissioner in Bangladesh, attended the event chaired by Robin Davis, director of Partnership and Programmes project of the British Council.
At the opening ceremony, local musicians gave performances. Popular folk songs of Hasan Raja and Shah Abdul Karim, were rendered by singers such as Ashik Dewan, Moyna Sarkar and Rubel Dewan.
The exhibition ends today at Rabindra Sarobar and the Dhaka Art Centre, Dhanmondi in the city.