“Portfolios Displays” kicks off at SU’s Institute of Art and Design

HYDERABAD: The students of the Institute of Art and Design University of Sindh Jamshoro portrayed new horizons of thought and novel ideas in amazing colours and forms amid an air of festivity at the ‘Portfolios display’ that kicked off on Friday evening.

According to university spokesman, around 50 students of 2nd and 3rd year from the institute of Art and Design and the Department of Textile Design have displayed their projects, ranging from visual reinterpretation of centuries-old motifs to other innovative ideas using several techniques.

The Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Fateh Mohammad Burfat who inaugurated the exhibition, which displayed the works of students, had appreciated the thesis and projects on display, which employed diverse themes and said textile designing departments would also boost country’s textile industry.

He said that the university was playing an important role in promoting quality education in the country adding that the graduates of the university were contributing toward the socioeconomic development of the country and abroad equally.

The Incharge Director Institute of Art and Design Prof. Naimatullah Khilji said that every year students dived into the vast spectrum of textiles, sometimes they came up with practical design solutions while at other times it might be a halfway journey to be resolved in coming years. “Some students may develop new techniques and methods while others just enjoy finding innovative possibilities with old materials while many may relieve the tradition and craft,” he remarked.

The Professor of the Institute of Art and Design Prof. Saeed Ahmed Mangi said the students of textile design department studying in 2nd and 3rd years burnt mid night oil to complete their projects and displayed the same.

“After seeing the students’ creative work it has become evident that our youth are second to none in the world and provided adequate opportunities offered to them, can make good quality and economic products in the field of Arts and Design”, he said.

He said they will try to enhance the academia-industry linkages and ensure better marketing of the students’ creativity in order to help young artists stand on their own feet even from now.

The Director of Centre of Excellence in Art and Design, Mehran University Prof. Dr. Bhai Khan Shar said that there was a great deal of diversity in the works of students belonging to different cultural backgrounds and places.

“The exhibition provides an opportunity for sharing and calibration which ultimately improve the confidence of the students”, he said and added that students were their precious assets and the organizations needed to groom them in a manner to meet their future professional needs in a befitting manner.

The works on display included knitted, woven and printed fabrics, appealing jewelries, apparel and embroideries.

The representatives of the textile industry also visited the exhibition and took keen interest in the thesis display. They said such exhibitions promote creativity and among students.