Submissions Open for the Abu Dhabi Art 2012 Wings Project
Submissions have opened for the third Abu Dhabi Art Wings Project, giving Emirati talent the opportunity to showcase art work to an international audience and to win a cash prize and VIP tickets to the annual event by creating part of the Abu Dhabi Art 2012 brand.
Last year’s Wings Project featured five emerging Emirati artists and designers who re-created the Abu Dhabi Art ‘Wing’ logo in their own style. Again this year, the artwork will be used on various items in the fair’s design store, Artyfact, and across the fair programme on printed materials, advertising, merchandise and much more.
The Wings Project is supported by ADCB, and Martin Scott, Chief Marketing Officer at ADCB said, "ADCB is committed to supporting worthy initiatives that enrich the local community and encourage UAE Nationals to realise their ambitions. The Wings Project brings together young talented Emirati artists and offers them a chance to have their work displayed prominently during Abu Dhabi Art. The government has invested heavily in developing the artistic and cultural landscape in Abu Dhabi and we firmly believe that lending support to young artists and raising the profile of their work will in turn promote Abu Dhabi as a rich cultural destination."
Rita Aoun Abdo from the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority added, “Abu Dhabi Art is a global platform attracting key players from the international arts community. For us, it’s an important part of our mission to open doors and encourage often young, emerging Emirati artists and designers to showcase their work”.
Abu Dhabi Art, organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, is an annual platform for modern and contemporary art and design to be held from 7 - 10 November 2012. Its programmes bring together galleries from all over the world to present the highest quality of art. For more information visit please visit www.abudhabiartfair.ae