In the celebration of this year’s UAE 43nd National Day, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) were pleased to host an Award Ceremony on Tuesday 2nd December to honour the 24 winning student artists of the 2014 “Treasures of the UAE “ Art Competition. The Ceremony included prize giving in partnership with Wild Wadi, Pepsico and Nestle, a private Cultural Lunch and a visit to the Diwan Mosque in Al Fahidi Historic District.
24 winners were selected by prominent regional artists from the Emirates Fine Arts Society. In total, 422 pieces of artwork were submitted by students from 62 schools across the UAE capturing the essence of the UAE’s famous historical sites and landmarks.
All winning artwork is displayed in a bespoke Exhibition at the SMCCU Heritage House in the Al Fahidi Historic District of Dubai open to members of the public until Sunday 4th January 2015.
All submitted artwork may be viewed in an exclusive online gallery published on the SMCCU website; http://www.cultures.ae/index.php/art-competition
Nasif Kayed Managing Director of the SMCCU commented: “UAE’s historic monuments and landscapes stand here to remind us of our roots, traditions and the UAE’s great history. This initiative strives to uncover a new interpretation of these historical landmarks from the next generation residing in the UAE, encouraging creativity combined with historic knowledge.”