Opening of Unveiling Visions 2021
The “Unveiling Visions 2021” exhibition was inaugurated by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday evening, December 5. This is the largest art exhibition held in the Maldives and an annual event organized by Maldivian Artist Community (M.A.C) and National Centre for the Arts. This is the fifth such year that this exhibition is taking place.
Featuring the works of 67 artists, the aim of this exhibition is to promote the work of local artists and provide visibility and opportunity for growth for aspiring young artists. The exhibition’s works are from 7 different categories: Drawing, Painting, Digital Art, Calligraphy, Sculpture, Installation and Mixed Media. From these categories, the “Most Vibrant Artist of the Year” is selected and awarded. The President presented the awards to this year’s award winners:
– Drawing Category: Ismail Maaish
– Calligraphy Category: Hassan Najih
– Mix Media Category: Aishath Sajiyaan Abdul Sattar
– Painting Category: Mariyam Barsha
– Digital Art Category: Ali Imthishal
At the opening ceremony the Minister of Arts, Culture, and Heritage Yumna Maumoon also inaugurated the “Virtual Gallery” of the National Art Gallery which showcases their permanent collection.
This exhibition is free and open for public viewing from the 5th to the 14th of December at the National Art Gallery.