Abu Dhabi Festival presented by ADMAF
The Art of Nature
With the support of his Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan The Ruler’s representative in the Western Region
In partnership with Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi
Hosted in the verdant setting of Umm Al Emarat Park, this exhibition marks the 20th anniversary of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and celebrates the Emirate’s natural abundance. Featuring 40 artworks by Emirati and UAE-based practitioners, encounter diverse environments and reflect on the exceptional species and habitats unique to the UAE. Younger visitors to the exhibition can explore the country’s animal, marine, land and plant life in a dedicated workshop room full of fascinating facts about the UAE environment. As well as exhibiting their own drawings they can come and enjoy eco-storytelling sessions. The exhibition will be accompanied by a broad educational programme, allowing aspiring artists of all ages to engage with the nation’s flora, fauna and landscapes. Accompanied by an education programme, children’s area, guided tours, cinema space and a limited-edition publication.
This landmark exhibition is part of the 14th edition of the Abu Dhabi Festival which runs throughout the month of March. From music to theatre, literature to visual arts, this year’s Festival continues to spread its arms across the UAE and the world supporting and presenting new productions, concerts and exhibitions.
Artists: Amer Aldour / inter.act design studio, Janet Bellotto, Ahmed Al Faresi,
Yousef Al Habshi, Hazem Harb, Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Talin Hazbar, Layla Juma, Fatma Lootah, Roberto Lopardo, Shaikha Al Mazrou, Mohammed Abdulla Al Mussallami, Ranim Orouk, Gill Parker, Zuleika Penniman, Azza Al Qubaisi, Michael Rice, Reem Saeed, Khalid Shafar, Anjali Srinivasan, Hendrik Wahl
23 March – 23 April 2017
Open: Sundays – Thursdays, 12: 20:00, Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 – 22:00
Guided tours every Tuesday at 18:00 and every Saturday at 15:00
Children’s Guided Tours Wednesdays at 16:00
Location: Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi
02 333 6400
Image caption: Sheikha Al Mazrou, Sand-Land, 2016, 15 x 15 m, land art created on site at ‘Al Shawka’. An Abu Dhabi Festival 2017 commission, courtesy of the artist, part of The ADMAF Art Collection © ADMAF