Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s (BSA) special exhibition on the life and works of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, titled ‘Sheikh Hasina – Bangladesh Er Shopnosharathi’ concluded on Sunday at the National Art Gallery.
S M Rezaul Karim, Housing and Public Works Minister, attended the closing ceremony as chief guest while Ashim Kumar Ukil, Member of Parliament from Netrokona-3, was present as the special guest.
Presided by BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky, the closing ceremony was also joined by Honorary president of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) Ramendu Majumdar and Dhaka University’s Faculty of Fine Arts Professor Jamal Ahmed.
Portraying the eventful and celebrated life, struggles and notable works of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the exhibition is featuring 231 artworks, 133 paintings, 4 sculpture arts, 5 video installations, 10 discussion meetings and a 32/43 feet long portrait painting of the PM, completed on 72 canvases.
Initially set to end on October 27, the exhibition was first extended till November 15 and then November 30. Based on positive crowd reaction, Shilpakala authorities decided to extend the timeline thrice.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Speaker of the Parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on September 28 at National Theatre Hall of Shilpakala.