Admaf opens digital art event
Abu Dhabi, September 15, 2009
The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (Admaf), a non-profit cultural organisation, has opened an original digital photography exhibition, which is featuring over 40 artworks by students from the UAE University.
The exhibition, a result of a larger programme of student work which has also included engaging seminars and lectures supported by Admaf, will run until September 26 at the Ghaf Gallery in Abu Dhabi.
As part of their curriculum, exhibiting students took part in the seminars in mastering the arts (SMART) programme, hosted by the college of humanities and social sciences.
They participated in a series of master classes in digital photography, led by visiting artists-in-residence Bruce West and Gwen Walstrand from Missouri State University. Both of these experts are practising artists and art educators who have received significant recognition for their creative and scholarly work.
Additionally, Simon Bold from the UAE University assisted students with the physical printing of the digital photography artworks.
Hoda Al Khamis Kanoo, founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, said:
“The art of photography using the digital medium is a unique craft that requires special skills and knowledge, and through our comprehensive educational programme, Admaf is proud to be supporting budding Emirati photographers in their educational endeavours.
“Through participating in exhibitions such as this, the students benefit from real vocational learning, equipping them with the skills required to take their craft from the classroom to a professional environment.”
The exhibition is in keeping with Admaf’s mission to inspire creativity and a passion for the arts amongst young people. The year-round education programme held at universities and schools across the country aims to foster young artists, encourage emerging talents and cultivate an interest in and awareness of art and culture.
The digital photography students were responsible for all the end-to-end production of their art from conceptualising the initial idea through to final printing and mounting of the pieces. – TradeArabia News Service