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Dhaka in Pictures – Sam Llewellyn-Jones

ucwajgo31 July 2015

Preparations for the Carnival

llewellwyn-jones1llewellyn-jones1aThe large folk sculptures made annually for the New Year carnival begin life as simple forms, constructed from flexible bamboo strips and lengths of timber. (more…)

Notes on Bangladesh – Olivia Bax

ucwajgo30 June 2015

One of the first things to strike me during my month at Dhaka University was the generosity of the people. Sam Llewellyn-Jones and I were assigned three students who were to accompany us at all times and help whenever necessary.  All three took this responsibility very seriously.  Nothing was too great a chore even if it meant embarking on an afternoon excursion out of Dhaka to find a particular roll of paper which we had casually mentioned that we might need.

14 April – Bengali New Year

14 April – Bengali New Year. Wearing traditional Bengali clothes. Left to right: Shochi, Olivia, Alok, Oni, Sam

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Performance Art Workshop: Gary Stevens

Susan Collins25 February 2014

Performance Art Workshop with Gary Stevens

This performance art workshop was designed and guided by Gary Stevens, artist and lecturer in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art. The workshop participants were from both graduate and undergraduate programs of the eight departments of the Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka. Performance art is not part of the curriculum of the Faculty at the University of Dhaka and is therefore, for most of the students, a new experience within their academic environment.

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Inspired! The Exhibition

Susan Collins25 January 2013

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Inspired! Exhibition, 2013.
The exhibition was held at the Zainul Gallery, Faculty of Fine Art, Dhaka University in January 2013.

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Contemporary Art Lecture: The Art of Bangladesh

ucwajgo25 November 2012

Lala Rukh Selim gave a Contemporary Art Lecture: The Art of Bangladesh on 31 October 2012.

What you See – What you Know: Lisa Milroy

Susan Collins25 September 2012

What you see - What you know workshop with Lisa Milroy

Lisa Milroy, Head of Graduate Painting at the Slade came to Dhaka in September 2012 and delivered a lecture on her own work, conducted a drawing workshop and joined the painting department faculty for student crits. Her workshop accommodated students from all the practical subject areas of the Faculty and her energy and interpretation of the drawing process fired up the students who produced an immense amount of work in a single day.

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Shaping the Space Between: John Aiken

Susan Collins25 February 2011

DSC_0395In February 2011 Slade Professor John Aiken came to Dhaka and delivered lectures and directed a workshop on sculpture specifically on the relationship of form and space. It was attempted to accommodate students from all the departments of the Fine Art Faculty to further the goal of interdisciplinary exchange.

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Interdisciplinary Workshop: Dryden Goodwin

Susan Collins25 January 2011

Interdisciplinary Workshop with Dryden GoodwinThe aim of my five-day workshop was to create a discursive environment centred around the process of translating into artworks, experiences of distinctive locations discovered by the 12 participating students in their incredibly dynamic city of Dhaka. (more…)

Susan’s First Visit to Dhaka

ucwajgo14 July 2010

The partnership with Slade truly took off with Professor Susan Collins visit to the Faculty of Fine Art, Dhaka University in July – August 2010. She met with faculty and students, lectured on the Slade introducing its history and educational philosophy. (more…)