An art and design studio in Dubai is displaying artworks by 30 different artists during the 30 days of Ramadan and using the proceeds to buy meals for the needy.
FN Designs, an art and design studio in Dubai, is hosting ‘The Art of Giving’ – a group exhibition that brings together 30 artists for 30 days of Ramadan. Put together by H.E. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktou, the founder of the studio, the exhibition hopes to “give back to the society through creativity”.
Each artist has contributed one unique artwork of his or her choice to the show that is displayed at the gallery in the form of limited edition posters.
These artworks have been reproduced in the manner of postcards, a pack of 30, featuring the full collection. The proceeds from the sale of these will be used to buy Iftar meals and shohour.
“Compassion and generosity are the hallmarks of the ‘Art of Giving’ project. Through this annual CSR programme we strive to contribute to the well-being of the community while fostering responsible thinking. I would like to thank all the artists who have come together in this endeavour to give back to society through their creativity,” said. H.E. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum.
“Art of Giving 2017′ was a very successful event . CSR events motivate people to buy and this helps those in need,” she told Media India Group.
What is truly fascinating is the diversity of artworks in the collection. ” There was no theme to the event and each artist donated what they had,” H.E. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum told us.
Unlike many other art events, which usually have a theme, “Art of Giving’ is rather open ended, bringing with it an interesting mix of artwork.
Speaking about the idea behind the postcards, H.E. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum commented, “Like everything else, for years, virtualisation and digitalisation have had an ever-increasing impact on our everyday life. However, there is always a need for something tangible that people can keep and remember. The postcards are ideal to convey the Ramadan or Eid greetings to your friends, family and business associates.”
Prominent names among the 30 featured artists include H.E. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, Rashid Al Mulla and Kris Kang.
Any artwork from FN Designs can be bought online from any part of the world.