dubai [UAE], June 4 (ANI/WAM): For the second year in a row, the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) has announced the opening of a competition to submit the best traditional handicraft sculpture. This is part of the exhibition’s contribution to sustainability in the heritage profession and traditional industries, celebrating the Year of Sustainability and highlighting the exhibition’s theme ‘Sustainability and heritage…the desire to regenerate’.
The competition aims to showcase the diversity, richness and beauty of the UAE’s environment and heritage. It also seeks to strengthen efforts to preserve elements of the UAE’s heritage, ensure that its industries are passed on from generation to generation, and stimulate innovation in the best heritage craftsmanship. The competition also encourages the exchange of knowledge and expertise between individuals and companies in the craft sector and raises awareness of the importance of preserving traditional crafts.
The conditions and criteria for participation and award are as follows: Artwork must be produced in 2023 and exhibited during the 20th ADIHEX, using natural materials in any handicraft related to UAE heritage. Consideration is given to the degree of perfection and consistency between the traditional materials used and their quality, as well as workmanship, manufacturing precision, use of raw materials and compliance with safety standards. Sculptures must be sized for actual use. Artwork should express the style of ancient lifestyles or traditional occupations, contribute to the sustainability of handicrafts, and use natural materials to highlight the details of the UAE environment and its components.
In addition, if the production of the product is sufficient for tourists to purchase, it must be available to consumers at a reasonable price. Individuals and companies of all nationalities can participate. In last year’s competition, “Al Ghadeer UAE Crafts” won the first place in the Best Sculpture Competition of Traditional Handicrafts, “Bayt Al Khanyar” won the second place, and “Abu Dhabi Artisan Register” won the third place. “
The Arts and Crafts sector represents a very important artistic platform for showcasing the innovations of the UAE’s creative elite (individuals and institutions), which is considered a genuine opportunity for exchange between them and a public that loves art related to cultural heritage. ADIHEX is organized by the Emirates Falcon Club and will take place from 23-29 August 2023 with official sponsorship from Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, International Houbara Conservation Foundation (IFHC) and Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) The location where the event is held.
The industry partners are Caracal International LLC, while the industry partners are the International Association for Falconry and Raptor Conservation, the European Falconry and Conservation Foundation, the Emirates Equestrian and Horse Racing Federation, Dubai International Jockey Club, the French Game Show, and Germany’s JAGD & HUND, in addition to Official Automotive Partner ARB Emirates, and Visitor Experience Partner Mohamed bin Zayed Falconry & Desert Physiognomy School, and the Arabian Saluki Center in Abu Dhabi. (ANI/WAM)
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