The concept of establishing an art foundation to preserve and foster an artist’s creative legacy is not a norm here and such institutions are few and far between. As and when such an initiative is undertaken by concerned individuals, expectations are raised and hopes are pinned on the foundation’s worth and ability to generate an art momentum.
We were happy to announce that Noureen Ali, a graduate from The Department of Fine Arts embodied the values and work ethic of Imran Mir and was the first to receive the Imran Mir Art Award. Here seen with Chairperson IMAF, Nighat Mir, Trustee IMAF, Gibran Mir and Executive Director IVS, Samina Khan.
In November 2015, a panel of jurors consisting of architects, artists, art critics and educators came together to nominate young artists from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture to receive the Imran Mir Art Foundation Award of Excellence.
Over two decades ago, on 14th August, Imran Mir brought together a group of highly creative individuals under the patronage of MCB Pakistan, to produce a piece of history that would present Pakistan in all its beauty and diversity to the people of the world in a different light.