LAHORE - The 11th Annual Thesis Show 2015 of Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts, which began on Tuesday, continues at Alhamra Art Gallery.

Hunerkada is the vision of its chairman the well known artist and TV star Jamal Shah. The students at the institution explore arts new horizons and take up challenging tasks to depict the various issues and sensitivities through various mediums of art.

The student presented models on different themes and utility items of everyday life. Each showcased their creative abilities. The students who exhibited their work were from departments of fine arts, painting, sculpture, miniature painting, printmaking, textile design, graphics design, ceramics, music, art and therapy. Hunerkada offers degree and short-term courses in fine arts and design. Over 300 students have graduated from this institution while more than 3000 young people have taken up short courses in the last one decade.

Fine arts is a studio practice-based, fosters a spirit of inquiry and provides students with opportunities to work within and across established and emergent disciplines and technologies. Such kind of exhibitions and shows boost the students to express their hidden talent at public forums. Muddasar Ali, Tamayyam Azam, SalehaTabssum, Beenish Khan and Waqas Khan were the students who represented their work in the exhibition.

Talking to The Nation Mudassar (Graphic designer) said his thesis topic was ‘Mother’. “In my thesis I have described our inner feelings about our parents. We always misbehave with them, which is against our religion. I have used digital technology and decided to work on relations with mother and my slogan is “Aao Aur Apnay Andar Jhanko” (Come and look inside yourself),” he explained.

Student of textile design Saleha said she had worked on ‘Mughal ornamental motifs’. “I have made designs inspired from the Mughal artictectual motifs and made my own modified designs with customized colour palette on under water. The pattern perfected over centuries have been handpicked and used in a modern context to create products, which are far from a literal translation. It was my dream to display such art which represent the culture and beauty of my city,” she said.

Beenish, a student of Visual Arts, in her project has questioned the notion of male dominance. “I have presented my perception of gender power play, with the understanding that both genders women and men exist as an intrinsic balancing feature of nature, which is known as ‘human’ that needs to be celebrated,” she was of the view.

The thesis show which is drawing large number of art lovers will continue till January 22.