Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is calling on established and emerging Emirati and UAE resident artists and designers to submit works for a group art exhibition to celebrate the UAE’s 44th National Day.
The exhibition is organised as part of the 44th UAE National Day celebrations and is set to open at the National Theatre on 25 November, 2015 highlighting artworks that emphasize the environment’s richness and diversity.
Artists are invited to submit portfolio collections of photographs, traditional and digital paintings, drawings and other works of art inspired by the UAE, with each selected artist to showcase at least two of their works at the exhibition.
“This exhibition will focus on various aspects of the nation that are integral to the lives of the people, highlighted through the art forms on display,” said Sumayya Al Suwaidi, Community Events Manager at the Culture Sector of TCA Abu Dhabi.
“It also aims to underline the evolution and growth achieved by Emirati artists and promotes and honors talented emerging artists,” added Al Suwaidi.
The exhibition will bring together different schools of art underlining the link ages between artistic creativity and UAE heritage. The multifaceted works of art take inspiration and raw materials from the natural environment to present an exhibition that celebrates the country’s cultural ethos.
The flourishing art sector of the UAE will be reflected in the exhibition that will feature several contemporary works ranging from paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, manuscripts as well as synthetic and printing works.
In a pioneering step to support and encourage Emirati and UAE resident artists, the exhibition will also be a rare opportunity for the community and generations of artists to meet, interact and learn about the country’s achievements in the arts scene.
Participation in the exhibition is open to all Emirati and UAE resident artists, with enrolments for portfolio submissions open until 28 October 2015.