Exquisite freight from Balgo
Australian art at Gallery Cosmos
Featuring an array of exquisitely beautiful pieces of contemporary Australian indigenous art, an exhibition of aboriginal artists from Australia opened at Gallery Cosmos in the city on April 1st. Some 26 original paintings and etchings by 18 renowned indigenous Australian artists from the remote Balgo hills region in Western Australia provided an opportunity for the Dhaka cognoscenti to glimpse the contemporary versions of what used to be the products of ritualistic practices of the aboriginal people.
Travelling the world under the title Balgo, the exhibition has already been held in more than 15 countries, including New Zealand, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, and more recently in India and Sri Lanka. The exhibition is scheduled to visit South Korea and Latin America next.
Balgo in Dhaka was an initiative of the Australian High Commission in association with Gallery Cosmos.
Bangladesh-Australia Parliamentary Friendship Association Chairman Fazle Karim Chowdhury, MP, inaugurated the exhibition, with eminent artist Kanak Chanpa Chakma and renowned art critic Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam present as special guests, besides Enayetullah Khan, owner of Gallery Cosmos, and the Australian High Commissioner playing the hosts.