Fine arts students contribute to Dubai Street Museum project

Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, has invited a number of fine arts students from various universities across the UAE to contribute to the Dubai Street Museum project, offering them an opportunity to work alongside the most famous murals painters in the world. The project is being jointly implemented by Brand Dubai and Dubai Municipality.

 

The fine arts students are participating in the first phase of the project that aims to turn Dubai’s streets into an open-air art museum, in line with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The first phase of the project was implemented on the ‘2nd of December Street’ (formerly Al Diyafa street), in coordination with fine arts departments of various universities in the UAE, who nominated and selected the students.

Project Manager of the Dubai Street Museum project Shaima Al Suwaidi said that Brand Dubai, through its various initiatives, has ensured the participation of students and sought to make sure that they benefit the maximum from these projects which feature the participation of major international artists.  “Brand Dubai is keen to ensure that students participate in all its projects, and to enable them to learn the maximum by interacting with international artists. For instance, we invited a large number of students during the first and second edition of Dubai Canvas festival, and we have also organised a number of workshops and conferences to help them learn from famous artists, and about trends and techniques which will help them refine their artistic talent.” 

Al Suwaidi hailed the interaction between fine arts students and participating artists, adding that the next phase of the project will provide the opportunity for more students to participate.

 

Participating students in the project praised the organisers for the opportunity to take part in creative projects like the ‘2nd of December Street’ project, as it offered them the opportunity to interact with major artists and to gain practical experiences that complement their theoretical knowledge.

The Dubai Street Museum project, being jointly implemented by Brand Dubai and Dubai Municipality, seeks to highlight the UAE’s unique history, heritage, achievements and aspirations through public artworks.

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