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Samra Salim of NCA Islamabad to Have Her Work Showcased at Art Fair East 2018


The prestigious Art Fair East 2018 will be held at Saint Andrews Hall, Norwich, UK will start from 29th November- 2nd December 2018. Samra Salim, a graduate from National College of Arts Islamabad will also be showcasing her art work in the art fair. She is currently residing in Dubai.

Samra Salim has previously exhibited her work at Emerging Artists Show at VM Art Gallery Karachi, Pakistan 2014, Rothas Gallery Islamabad, 2014, Aqs Gallery Islamabad, 2014 and Saatchi Screen Display, 2018. Other Famous alumni of NCA include: Bhagat Singh - Celebrated Indian Socialist Revolutionary, Sukhdev Thapar - Celebrated Indian Socialist Revolutionary, Mahmood Hayat - Pakistani artist and designer, Sumaira Tazeen - Pakistani miniature painter, Zain Naqvi - Pakistani designer and graphic novelist and Ali Zafar – Pakistani actor in Lollywood and Bollywood.

The National College of arts is considered as best art University of Pakistan. It was established in 1875 named as Mayo School of Industrial Arts. It is the oldest art university in Pakistan and South Asia.The University has collaborative partnership for student exchange programs with University of New South Wales, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts and the Instituto Superior de Arte.

NCA also hosts UNESCO Chair for architecture. The University has departments of: Architecture, Fine Arts, Communication Design, Ceramics Design, Product Design, Textile Design, Musicology, Film and Television, Multimedia Arts, YKI, Interior Designing and Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery.

Other participants of art fair are: Colin Self from Norfolk, Lucy Loveheart from Norfolk, James Kerwin from Norfolk, Dr. Tatiana Bogracheva, from Moscow and now lives in Norfolk, Howard Temperley from Norfolk, Tom Cringle from Norfolk, Lucy Start from Suffolk and Naomi Munuo from Suffolk and many others.

The education related to arts and paintings is one of the oldest subjects. Pakistan is home to many world famous artists such as: Sadequain, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Ustad Haji Muhammad Sharif, Ahmed pervez, Zubeida Agha, Mian Ijaz Ul Hassan, Abdul Rahim Nagori, Ustad Allah Bux, Wahab Jaffer, Salima Hashmi, Kahdim ali and Ajaz Anwar. Pakistan has produced several world renowned artists who have gained massive respect in field of arts for their family and country.

For Pakistani students who want to study at the world’s best art schools, here is the list of Universities with best world rankings in arts and paintings department:

  1. Yale University ,New Haven/United States
  2. Harvard University , Cambridge/United States
  3. University of Oxford , Oxford/United Kingdom
  4. UCLA ,Los Angeles/United States
  5. University of Cambridge ,Cambridge/United Kingdom
  6. Royal College of Art ,London/United Kingdom
  7. California Institute of the Arts ,Valencia/United States
  8. San Francisco Art Institute ,San Francisco/United States
  9. Universite Paris Sorbonne ,Paris/France
  10. The School of Art and Design Berlin, Berlin/Germany

These universities have been ranked among world’s top Universities for art and painting courses. Students from all over the world can apply for admissions in these Universities, several scholarship programmes have also been run by these Universities.


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