Guidelines for Paintings and Handicrafts

Encouraging UAE and international artists to inspire from the theme of the event " Sustainability & Heritage... A Reborn Aspiration”

ADIHEX 2021 announces the Guidelines for Paintings and Handicrafts 

Abu Dhabi, February 13th, 2021

The Higher Organizing Committee of Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (2021) is keen to ensure that the art industry is represented strongly in the exhibition as it brings together creators from different continents. The "Arts and Crafts" sector in the exhibition is a very valuable platform that showcases the artistic pieces from talented Emirati, Arab and foreign artists individuals. It provides a genuine opportunity for them to communicate with art enthusiasts in relation to cultural heritage and human civilization.

Organized by the Emirates Falconers’ Club, the 18th edition of ADIHEX will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's representative in Al Dhafra region and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers’ Club, from 27th September to 3rd October 2021, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

The Chairman of the Highers Organizing Committee, His Excellency Majid Ali Al Mansouri, Secretary General of the Emirates Falconers’ Club, emphasised that ADIHEX is not only a remarkable international meeting place for manufacturers of hunting tools and weapons, enthusiasts of land and sea trips / adventures, and falconry and equestrian aficionados enthusiastic, but it also hosts many artistic forms of expression. These include painting, sculpture, photography, ornamentation, Arabic calligraphy and masterpieces of handicrafts. The exhibition halls, corners and corridors are adorned with paintings, , photographs and visual artworks that are harmonious with the theme of the event and its content, embodying history and heritage and simulating the ancient environment. It is mostly derived from the customs and traditions of the region and the UAE in particular.

ADIHEX hosts visual artists, photographers, painters, calligraphers and art designers, in addition to local and international art galleries that showcase masterfully crafted artwork in a variety of techniques that express various schools of art, including realism, abstract and modern. Its themes revolve around the desert and marine environments, as well as hunting issues and challenges. The participating artists are also keen to develop artwork and visual paintings specifically for the theme of this edition, "Sustainability and Heritage.. A Reborn Aspiration".

The eagerness of many Emirati visual artists to participate in all editions of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) highlights their personal initiative to have art represented in this forum, which brings together creators from different continents. Innovations in painting are presented using novel materials and methods. Their work showcases authentic Emirati heritage that is steeped in its antiquity and its origins from the land and desert.  This conforms to the taste of the public and enthusiasts and is representative of all Emirati environments.