To inspire young artists, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) has organised the 21st Young Artists' Art Exhibition at its National Art Gallery. Cultural Affairs Minister, Asaduzzaman Noor, inaugurated the exhibition yesterday as chief guest.
This year, Shagor Chakrobarty won the Young Artist Award 2018 for his work 'Red City-1', Prodip Saha received the best award (painting) for his artwork 'Regenerate-2.'
S M Saha Anisuzzaman Faroque was the winner in the sculpture category for his work 'Flying Iron Wings.' Swapan Kumar Sana bagged the best award (print) for the work 'Realisation-2.'
The four honourable mention award winners are Susmita Mukherjee Misty, Faisal Abir, Mahmuda Siddika and Asim Kumar Roy.
Md Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, and renowned artist Chandra Shekhar Dey attended the event as special guests. Liaquat Ali Lucky, Director General of BSA, presided over the programme.
The exhibition showcases 412 artworks by 380 artists. The display features watercolour, oil, acrylic, mixed media, graphics, tapestry, woodcut, screen print, ceramics, metal, machinery, glass, paper, installation and more.
Initially, a total of 787 Bangladeshi artists (aged between 21 to 35) submitted 1976 artworks. BSA has been organising the exhibition biennially featuring works by talented young artists since 1975.
The award winning artworks have been selected by a three-member jury comprised of artists Chandra Shekhar Dey, KMA Quayum and Saidul Haque Juise. The exhibition will remain open from 11am to 8pm until 28 July.