"Machar Art" An Exhibition For a Difference

3rd Annual ” Machar Art ” Exhibition opened it doors to public yesterday evening at The Elephant Ware House, Clifton. But this is not just another exhibition, the kind which is the usual feature of the city. This one is far more different because there is a cause attached to it. Organized by Concern For Children, the exhibition is comprised of 175 artworks mostly photographs created by the under privileged children of the Mohammadi (Machar) Colony and some of the work of country’s most prominent photographers and artists including Yousuf Bashir, Amean J, Tapu Javeri, Adnan Lotia, Kohi Marri, Arif Mahmood and Izdeyar Sethna. With a promises that the proceeds from this exhibition will go towards CFC,s Machar Colony Community Driven Project which addresses issues related to health, sanitation and education for the people of Karachi’s largest unofficial Kachi Abadi.

The show exhibits absolutely stunning artwork by all the artists shedding the light on the current state of the people of this Machar Colony, and equally stunning and beautiful photographs produced by the very children of the locality. The exhibit also include some of the drawings and paintings in which the children of the Machar colony have put their hopes and desired in dashing colors for the to see and feel.


This exhibition was more of an emotional tour into the lives of these poor people, who are the victims of our society, victims of our neglect urging us to recognize them as fellow humans beings, and begging us to provide them with the basic necessities like water, shelter, health care and education, which is their fundamental right.


I would urge the people who are in Karachi to please visit this exhibition, and do take your children along with you so they too can feel the pain and hear the urges of these poor innocent souls and realize how fortunate they are and how easy it is for them to extend their hands to help those who are in need. After all these underprivileged people are there because people like me and you who always say ” It is not my job to think for them “.


The exhibition will continue till 25th of August 2008.


The Elephant Warehouse

F/15, Clifton Block 9, Behind Boat Basin [ on same road as Canvas Gallery ]

Phone : 5869777-8

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