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Reels on wheels - Buses decorated with Australian and Pakistani tourist destinations on Pakistani roads

Bus Art Project by Pakistani artists Imran Ahmad and Fatima Saeed supported by Australian high commission, Islamabad. Source: Imran Ahmad and Fatima Saeed

Painting of monuments and tourist destinations of Pakistan and Australia are exhibited on public buses by Pakistani artists with the support of the High Commission of Australia in Pakistani. The bus art project is inspired by the popular Pakistani truck art and it is a brainchild of Pakistani-Australian artists, Imran Ahmad and Fatima Saeed.

"The Bus Art Project" is initiated in Pakistan during the pandemic where people are unable to visit exhibitions and art galleries are closed. Two public buses are converted into artwork on wheels portraying the most popular images from the two countries. The project was led by Pakistani-Australian artists, Imran Ahmad and Fatima Saeed, in collaboration with local emerging artists and students and supported by the Australian high commission in Islamabad. Find more details here.

Around 100 students, including students of art and design from prominent educational institutes of Pakistan, joined the artists in a series of workshops to paint the buses.
Around 100 students, including students of art and design joined the artists in bus art project.
Imran Ahmad and Fatima Saeed

Artist told SBS Urdu that it was a very challenging project because of the coronavirus lockdowns but the idea of creating an inspiring artwork for the roads of Pakistan kept them motivated.



Public buses showcasing artworks with Australian and Pakistani images, by Pakistani-Australian artists.
The Australian High Commission supported an exhibition of two public buses showcasing artworks with Australian and Pakistani images.
Imran Ahmad and Fatima Saeed
Admiring Pakistan’s beautiful tradition of decorating vehicles, the Australian High Commissioner Dr Geoffrey Shaw highlighted that while Australia and Pakistan are both diverse countries, they share many common links.
Pakistani and Australian icons are exhibited on Pakistani buses.
Imran Ahmad and Fatima Saeed

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