Abu Dhabi Art: ADMAF gives Design Award to students
The winners of Unique Art Pavilion at this Year's Abu Dhabi Art
An exciting award was won last week, under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) when Lamya Al Shamsi and Hanan Al Kaf, from the University of Sharjah's College of Fine Arts & Design were presented with the inaugural ADMAF Design Award 2013.
H.E. Hoda I. Al Khamis-Kanoo, Founder of ADMAF, said: "Beyond our support for Emirati artists, ADMAF - through its design award and a number of other youth initiatives - aims to inspire a new generation of creative minds capable of presenting contemporary art to a wider public. Art requires an audience and it is the designers that act as the glue. By inspiring the country's future innovators, ADMAF is fully committed to the growth and development of the UAE's visual arts industry."
Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan - Winners of ADMAF Desisn Award
The award enables ADMAF to celebrate the creative talent of the UAE youth in both design and science - it also provides a platform from which to showcase this talent and generate awareness and recognition.
This year's applicants were encouraged to draw inspiration from the renowned product and interior designer, Philippe Starck, in order to produce a modern and eye catching booth at the art fair. The winners were hugely successful in fulfilling the brief by creating a contemporary space that displays the works of artists Noor Al Suwaidi, Hamdan Al Shamsi, Dana Al Mazrouei, Farah Al Qasimi, Mohammed Al Messabi, Maryam Al Suweidi and Sarah Ibrahim, as well as ADMAF's other initiatives in the field of visual arts, such as exhibitions and discussions, commissions, grants, advice and advocacy.
ADMAF Design Award Ceremony - Abu Dhabi Art