Friday 22 February 2019

The British Council Bangladesh Cultural Centre has always been working to create equal opportunities for the people with disability. In collaboration with Arham Ul Huq, the Cultural Centre is arranging a 14-day long fountain exhibition, ‘Duets in Metal and Water’ from February 22, 2019, to March 7, 2019, at the British Council Bangladesh Fuller Road premises.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by H.E. Alison Blake, British High Commissioner in Bangladesh; Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Chairman, BRAC, Andrew Newton, Deputy Director, British Council Bangladesh; Valerie Taylor, Founder, Centre For The Rehabilitation Of The Paralysed (CRP); chairman and directors of popular art galleries and cultural centres, founders and chief-coordinators of organisations who work with the people with disability, artists and freelancers, participants from CRP, strategic partners of the British Council and media representatives.

The exhibition features a series of scrap metal sculptures by Arham Ul Huq which are created with leftovers from various Centre for the Rehabilitation of The Paralysed (CRP) made mobility aids including wheelchairs, stretcher trolleys and crutches. One of the aims of the exhibition is to empower people with disability and to showcase the concealed possibilities of scrap products people throw away as leftovers every day.

Another objective is to boost up the morals of the people who are deemed ‘disable’ by the society, so as to seek to normalise their differences in the mainstream society as the sculptured fountains are mostly made with the scraps from the mobility aid making a workshop of the CRP in Savar. The aim is to upcycle and bring positive environmental effects of water features.

The fund that will be raised from the fountain exhibition will go to the welfare funds of the CRP. The British Council Bangladesh cordially invites all to witness the phenomenal duet of metal and water at its premises.

Notes to Editor

For further information please contact:

Afroza Sharmin, Head of Communications, Marketing, British Council Bangladesh


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