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March 28, 2019

Jimmy Engineer, Sri Lankan artist inaugurate gallery


March 28, 2019

Lahore: World-renowned Pakistani artist and social worker Jimmy Engineer and Sri Lankan artist Mueen Saheed have collaborated and formally inaugurated newly-established Billari Art Gallery through joint art exhibition in Colombo.

According to a message received from Colombo, many leading personalities, including Pakistan High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Dr Shahid Ahmed Hashmat, and art lovers thronged the gallery. They keenly viewed a number of paintings on display and also interacted with Jimmy Engineer and Mueen Saheed.

Speaking on the occasion, Jimmy Engineer explained how art could influence one’s life. “Hopefully I will bring peace and happiness to the world at large through my art,” he said.

He said that he would be travelling quite often to Sri Lanka and displaying his creative work at the gallery. He stated that he would also be visiting other countries in the months to come. Jimmy Engineer also plans to create significant awareness through his artwork among the community and help the underprivileged.

Sri Lankan artist Mueen Saheed also exhibited his artwork internationally, including in New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Oxford, the Maldives and most recently in Paris. His creations have also been displayed in many hotels, resorts and exhibitions in Sri Lanka and abroad.

Billari Art Gallery would showcase paintings of many leading artists from all over the world and will also be open for collaborations. Also a prominent and committed social worker, Jimmy Engineer visited island country Sri Lanka a number of times over the years. He hosted more than 700 special children during one of his visits to Sri Lanka and entertained them lavishly with food, songs and games taking them to several big hotels in Colombo and elsewhere in the island country.

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