'Dubai Cares' gets a boost

Abu Dhabi Authority for Cultural and Heritage completes a painting project in its effort to contribute to the campaign

By Layla Haroon (Contributor)

Published: Mon 12 Nov 2007, 10:56 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:33 AM

duWITH THE completion of a 4x3 sq metres long painting, painted by the prominent artists residing in UAE, Abu Dhabi Authority for Cultural and Heritage (ADACH) marked its participation in Dubai Cares Campaign.

Supporting the talented creative people of cultural and artistic fields, the authority invited all artists residing in UAE to take part in the novel work of art, last week.

ADACH’s participation in the painting campaign, introduced by the Art Workshop artists at the Cultural Foundation came in line with Dubai Cares campaign, which was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoom, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to aid education in the world.

It is also in accord with Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and President of the Emirates University, as his interest in social issues and wishes to support artistic community enlightening the culture and arts.

"The Dubai Cares campaign carries great weight and is a resolute drive to eradicate illiteracy. It is for a purposeful meaning and we are pleased to contribute in its promotion by involving the participation of leading artists. In fact the response was overwhelming, many artists were engrossed in the charity drive. It will be auctioned for the benefit of Dubai Cares," says Abdullah Al Amri, Director of Culture and Art in the ADACH.

The painting has the names of the prominent artists such as Saeed Ali, Walid Al Shami, and Alia Al Suweidi among others. A brochure with the artists' names and brief biographies is also set to be published. Along with the Emirates University and ADACH, Dubai Cultural Council, UAE Fine Art Society and the rest of cultural institutions in the UAE, endorses the campaign.

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