With Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs.
In the presence of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, seven outstanding female artists were presented with top honours at the Noon Arts Awards ceremony at Collage Talent Centre, an affiliate of Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC).
Themed ‘Huwiyyati – My Identity’, the Noon Arts Awards is organised by SLC with the aim of recognising and honouring talented women and girls in the fields of painting and photography.
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi said: “Art is a humanitarian language that allows people to share ideas, dreams and visions. It is a bridge to many cultures and one which we can all appreciate in its many forms.”
Highlighting the presence and active role of female artists in the UAE’s history of creativity, Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi said: “Giving attention and care to women’s experiences in Fine arts is one of the pillars of the foundation laid down by Sharjah and it’s also serves to empower women and help them to succeed in so many aspects of their lives, whether that is their role in an artistic community, a business capacity or a progressive society.
“The UAE has witnessed an impressive growth in the quality of art production and participation in local and Arab exhibitions and with continued support, it will add to its achievements.”
Her Highness praised the artistic value of the paintings and pieces of art created by women as well as the immense natural talent reflected in their entries. Sheikha Jawaher underlined the importance of these awards and exhibitions in discovering fresh artistic abilities, which can add richly to the local and Arab art movement with support and encouragement.