Thirteen thesis were on display in the annual art and design degree show 2016 arranged by the Department of Art and Design, University of Peshawar. This year featured the work of textile and communication designers with their diverse themes and topics. The students of textile design mainly focused on the splendor of the indigenous and global arts and culture of swati woodworks, Turkish Art, Morroccan ceramics and rose window of gothic architecture. While the communication designers focused on emotional responses and conveyed their earnest message to the public therein.
Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan inaugurated the exhibition at the community centre of the University of Peshawar. He was accompanied by Dean Faculty of Arts and Humanities Prof. Dr. Minhaj ul Hassan and Registrar Dr. Syed Fazl I Hadi. He visited the stalls and appreciated the creative work displayed by the students.
Student Somiyya Bashir worked on the architectural landmarks of Peshawar city. She said that the designs of buildings like Islamia College, Chowk Yaad gar etc gives a view of about our enduring history and the real identity of the inbelt culture.
Students Sadaf Huma who worked on the woodwork and carving of Swat said that they were the stand out charismatics of our history and that’s is why she has converted them into textile designs.
The exhibition provides an opportunity for sharing and calibration which ultimately improve the confidence of the students, said Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan in his address to the students on the occasion. He added that students are our precious assets and we need to groom them in a manner to meet their future professional needs in a befitting manner.
Dr. Rasul Jan said that after seeing the students creative work it is has become evident that our youth were second to none in the world and provided adequate opportunities are offered to them, can make good quality and economic products in the field of Arts and Design. He announced the establishment of a display centre for the students of the department of art and design to enhance the academia industry linkages and better marketing of the students creativity.