ISLAMABAD: Nearly 70 established and aspiring artists contributed their works for an exhibition to raise funds for people affected by floods in several areas of the country.
The fundraiser was organised by Nomad Gallery in collaboration with Pakistan Council of the Arts (PNCA) at the national gallery.
Organisers said that unprecedented rains this year had devastated most of the country, resulting in loss of precious lives and massive destruction all around.
“Dealing with a calamity ofsuch immense magnitude, through emergency relief operations is a challenge difficultto imagine; attending to post-flooding damages, innumerable displaced families,prevention of related diseases and so on, is a gigantic task that will require hugeresources as well as collective efforts by one and all, and a considerable amount oftime,” said Nageen Hyat, the director Nomad Gallery.
While acknowledging the excellent efforts by individuals, groups, organisations andagencies, as they strive to address the herculean task being faced by them, Nomad Gallery,mobilised the community of artists to come forward.
The response was swift and overwhelming, with artists across the board contributing works for the fundraiser, said Ms Hyat adding: “Heartfelt gratitude and thanks to eachparticipant.”
The organisers urgedone and all to visit the exhibition, with exquisite artworks, and toinvest generously in acquiring works of their choice, be it for their homes or offices.
“Thisis an investment in humanity, as well, and it is our sincere prayer that whatever wecollect can be of help to alleviate the miseries faced by victims of the hugecatastrophe.All sales and proceeds will be donated via PPAF (Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund) fordisbursement in all provinces of Pakistan,” the organisers said.
Works from various genres executed in mix media including portraits, landscape impressions, calligraphic works, sculptures filled gallery spaces where visitors interacted with the artists to inquire more about their finished works.
The show will run till September 16.
Published in Dawn, September 4th, 2022