Art Exhibitions

Karachi has more then 25 art galleries, they display the most vibrant art scene of Pakistan. Right now there are more then six on going art exhibitions throughout the city. For any art enthusiast it’s a blessing. I am Posting some of the latest art exhibitions on display with their brief details.

Gulmohar Art Gallery:
An exhibition of paintings by Shahid Rassam and Nijia Tariq opened on 11th Sept. They show will remain open till 18 of September 2006

Location: D-128, K.D.A. Scheme No.1, Karachi. Phone: 438-5440

Chawkandi Art Gallery:
An art exhibition Rekeya Sultana, associate professor of the institute of fine arts, University of Dhaka opened on 11th September 2006. The show will remain open till 19 Sept, 2006.

Location: 105, Marine Point, Block 9, Clifton Karachi. Phone: 587-1025 & 537-3582.

City Art Gallery:
An exhibition of paintings by Mahnaz Lakha opened on 12th of September, the show will remain open till 21 of September 2006.

Indus Gallery :
An exhibition of paintings by Mohammed Ilyas opens today at the Indus Art Gallery. The show will remain open till Sept 13 2006 , between 11 am to 7.30Pm.

Location: 50-A/1, Street No. 1, Bath Island, Karachi. Phone: 587-2338

Canvas Art Gallery :
An exhibition of Oil on canvas paintings Titled ” Rah-i-ho” by Mussarat Mirza opened today at Canvas Art Gallery, The show will remain open till 24th of Sept, 2006 from 11am to 8pm.

Location: A-3 Hassan Homes, Block 5, Clifton, Karachi. Phone: 583-8563 .

7 Comments so far

  1. icedmocha (unregistered) on September 14th, 2006 @ 7:25 pm

    thanx very muchh.

  2. rashid mirza (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 8:24 pm

    Sunday, September 10, 2006
    Hyderabad based Munsif and Siasat Urdu Daily Editors grab Waqf Lands : Akbaruddin Owaisi
    MiM Floor leader in assembly Akbaruddin Owaisi with MiM party MLAs
    Urdu Media War and the Wakf properties tussle in Hyd ; MiM Leader Akbaruddin Owaisi
    (Friday, Dec 09, 2005 – 09:00 pm) TeamMedia war among Urdu dailies was taken to Assembly in Hyderabad, when MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi accused Siasat and Munsif Urdu daily owners of grabbing Wakf properties and demanded stern action against them.Mr Owaisi armed with statistics and details of all Waqf Lands which are being encroached upon said govt is going soft on these editors as they are trying to threaten the govt through there newspapers .In the same breath he also alleged that no action was taken against grabbers of Wakf properties in city and outside including Viceroy Hotel, Shaam and Sensation theatres, local reports inform. Turning his ire on owners of rival Urdu dailies, Siasat and Musif, he said, “Mr Zahid Ali Khan has illegally encroached Wakf property. He is a white collar land grabber. Why is the government keeping quite? You should put them behind bars.” Shifting his heat on another Urdu daily Munsif owner, he remarked, “Mr Khan Lateef Khan…the double Khan.. too has encroached Wakf properties housing Santosh and Sapna theatres, yet no action has been taken. The government should take stringent action against encroachers of Wakf properties,” he alleged. Reacting to Mr Owaisi’s demand, minister for minorities welfare Mohd Fareeduddin assured that the government would enquire into the matter and would not “spare anyone however big he might be.” Referring to allotment of land to one Tajuddin, he said the land was given on a lease for three years for agricultural purposes and the renewal would depend on the government He also accused them of trying to cover there illegal grabbing of land by bribing some high officals in the govt .

  3. Nocturnal (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 8:30 pm

    I know its irrelevent to the topic but wanna share this with all of you,

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  4. Ramla A. (unregistered) on September 16th, 2006 @ 11:10 pm


    Where’s the City Art Gallery, Jamash? Anyone?

  5. Ramla A. (unregistered) on September 16th, 2006 @ 11:12 pm

    Down with me for always saying down with lunda! This is awesome; what an eye you have, Jamash. I am going looking for junk next, junk if you call it… I spent my childhood carefully prodding the trash, because I once found Strepsils in there. Could never give up hope.

  6. umair (unregistered) on September 16th, 2006 @ 11:13 pm

    i never understand wht the art of paintings ..
    yes poetry is some thing i can comprehend but paintings … not for me ( until now )

  7. Jamash (unregistered) on September 17th, 2006 @ 12:09 am

    I used to think that paintings are the only form of art, But now I know art can be anything, Sculpting, writing , Photography, Video, performance, music, Dance.. Any thing with feelings and a soul is art.

    The only sad thing which I often protest is that some people try to commercialize art, it can be feelings to emotionally blackmailing friends or relatives or a television production just to attract the audience, It can be Catchy music or glamorized dramas. But one thing is for sure, art is something which can’t be commercialized, its soul is from the real dimension, the dimension of feelings, love emotions, spirituality, and commercialism kills the soul of art.

    As for City Art Gallery, I must confess I don’t have a clue where it is, It’s a new art Gallery and this is the first time I have heard of it. Will post a complete address and contact information as soon as I get the location of this gallery confirmed.

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