Marking the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Gallery Cosmos organised an exclusive art camp, titled 'Sheikh Hasina: On the Right Side of History' on Friday (November 27) in collaboration with Cosmos Atelier71 and supported by the Cosmos Foundation.
Twenty-two leading and promising painters of the country participated in the daylong camp from 12 pm till 5:30 pm at Gallery Cosmos, Cosmos Centre (Studio, Books and Rooftop), Malibagh, in the capital.
Renowned artists Alakesh Ghosh, Jamal Ahmed, Ahmed Shamshuddoha, Sheikh Afzal, Nasir Ali Mamun, Bishwajit Goswami, Raneshwar Shutradhar, Rasel Kanti, Monjur Rashid, Sourav Chowdhury, Maneek Bonik, Jayanta Sarkar, Azmol Hossain, Fida Hossain, Amit Nandi, Didarul Limon, Tamanna Afroz, Fahim Chowdhury, Miskatul Abir, Proshun Halder, Hasura Akter Rumky and Surovi Akter participated in the camp.
Virtually inaugurating the camp from Singapore, Gallery Cosmos Chairman Enayetullah Khan said, "Through our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, we see and explore the greatest Bengali ever - our Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Being the torchbearer for Bangladesh and one of the greatest leaders in the world, Sheikh Hasina has gone through great loss and personal sacrifices - yet her profound leadership has guided us, inspired us from time to time. Thie art camp is a tribute from Gallery Cosmos to our Prime Minister, who has truly been on the right side of history."
From Vancouver, Canada, Gallery Cosmos Director Tehmina Enayet virtually announced the opening of the camp. "As part of the activities marking the birth centenary of our Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Gallery Cosmos is organising this special art camp with 22 prolific artists of Bangladesh," she said. "This exclusive art camp is a glorious opportunity, through which we are shedding the spotlight on the historic and eventful life of our Prime Minister from the canvases of all these wonderfully talented artists, as a tribute to the role model herself."
"We are thankful to all our 22 participating artists who joined this exclusive camp on our Prime Minister, maintaining adequate health protocols and making this special initiative by Gallery Cosmos and Cosmos Atelier71 a successful one," shared artist Sourav Chowdhury. Executive Artistic Manager of Gallery Cosmos.
Enayetullah Khan also announced that an exhibition will continue for the next two months at Gallery Cosmos, Cosmos Centre (Studio, Books and Rooftop), Malibagh in the capital with the artworks from the camp.
Visitors (maximum 20 at a time due to social gathering restrictions) are requested to wear masks at all times and maintain social distance while visiting the exhibition.