National Arts Gallery showcases work of Saudi women artists at ‘Weaving Threads’ exhibition [PICTURES]

The display is a symbol of freedom for women of Saudi Arabia, and its goal is to help women in developing new links with the global art world.

The National Arts Gallery showcased the work of female artists from Saudi Arabia in Islamabad. The exhibition was held in the honour of International Women’s Day.

The exhibition ‘Weaving Threads’ showcased work of women artists Nouf Beydoun, Nojoud Al-Sudairi, Raeda Ashour and Nora Al-Issa. This is the first time that their art was presented in Pakistan.

Weaving Threads was held by the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Culture. This exhibition is a symbol of freedom for the women of Saudi Arabia and its aim is to help women in developing new links with the global art world.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki and PNCA director-general Dr. Fouzia Saeed. Dr. Fouzia highlighted the importance and strength of cultural relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. She talked about the importance of artists in building the ‘social fabric of societies and bridging cultures’.

Lately, bilateral cultural exchanges have been sought after by the two countries. During a visit to Saudi Arabia in March 2019, The Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary emphasized the importance of strengthening cultural ties between Pakistan and the Kingdom.

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