Painting exhibition at mall

Painting exhibition at mall

SHARJAH — ‘Haneen’, an exhibition by artist and oud impresario Ayham Hammad, officially opened on Monday, featuring a collection of his artworks. The paintings will be on display until February 23 at the Gallery at Mega Mall.

By Lily B. Libo-on

Published: Thu 21 Feb 2013, 12:20 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:59 AM

Featured in the exhibition are artworks of Hammad in bold brush strokes and intricate colour interaction. The works give a unique glimpse into the lives of the people of the region.

Sultan bin Hadda Al Suwaidi viewing the paintings after opening Ayham Hammad’s exhibition at Mega Mall in Sharjah on Monday. — KT photo by M. Sajjad

Sultan bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Sharjah Economic Department, launched the exhibition. The opening ceremony was attended by a number of high-ranking officials including Saeed bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Mega Mall vice-president and Abdullah Hareb Al Tenaiji, office manager, at the Ministry of Culture.

Al Suwaidi congratulated Hammad for putting together the exhibition, proving once again that contemporary arts are thriving in the Middle Eastern region.

A number of entertainment activities including Ayaalah dancers and an oud performance by Hammad followed: “Being able to exhibit at Mega Mall is a milestone in my artistic journey,” said Hammad. He also spoke about his motivation as an artist stating that his art, whether through painting or music, is his emotional outlet.

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