IWS UAE & CUD | The Emirati Sustainable Art Exhibition | Spirit of Unity

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25th, 2022:  The Continuing Education Department, a flagship at the Canadian University Dubai (CUD), in collaboration with International Watercolour Society (IWS UAE) United Arab Emirates hosted the 1st Emirati Sustainable Art Exhibition – emphasizing inclusion through engaging activities with People of Determination.  

The International Watercolour Society is the largest art community in the world, with a solid global presence in more than ninety countries.  The premium launch of the art collection was exhibited at CUD through the recognition of the change makers on the 25th and 26th November 2022 – the opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Chancellor, Canadian University of Dubai, and the event was well-attended by the CUD community, external partners, distinguished guests and the public.  The two-day event included over fifty renowned Emirati artists – who participated by featuring their artworks.  

“Canadian University Dubai promotes a culture of sustainability and inclusivity in all its educational activities including arts. Organizing and collaborating for this great event was a true opportunity to celebrate UAE's National Day through the presence of 50+ Local artists, a community gathering at CUD's premises to share educational nuggets on key transformational topics and to cherish UAE'S values of inclusivity and tolerance.”  Hanane Ellaiti, Continuing Education Department

The theme, ‘Spirit of Unity, Sustainability through Art’ is the year of distinction in moving forward with determination, creativity and skill – connecting communities within the government, industry and education.  The student club, Emirati Society at the Canadian University Dubai, ensured a seamless synchronization to support the outreach to organizations supporting the Spirit of Unity.

During the event, several panel discussions and keynote addresses were delivered by experts in the field of art.  The panel discussion ‘Transforming Mindsets for a More Inclusive and Sustainable Culture’, together with educational workshops, promoted art and culture through engaging activities such as well-being activities, art competitions and recognitions.

“We cherish the values that Canada and the United Arab Emirates share – this event emphasizes inclusion, and the ‘oneness’ expressed through art and culture.”  Hanane Ellaiti, Continuing Education Department