at the Water-front
The WATER-FRONT, an S&T Real Estate prime property in Muscat, hosted the ECO-ART exhibition & competition to commemorate Oman’s Renaissance day. The event gave an opportunity to create portraits of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Saeed using 100% recycled materials.
The competition was held in June and received over 50 entries. Twenty artists exhibited their creations. A jury panel of 5 adjudged the creative work of artists and three of the best portraits were declared winners created by Martin Mbuta, Hamed Al Amri, and Ajayakumar.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Maryam Mohammed Al Zadjali, Director of the Omani Society for fine Arts, she was a panel of esteemed judges who included Nezaar Al Mushref, Abdulla Mohammed, Nuno Lobito and Giriraj Iyer. The exhibition attracted a mix of expatriates and Omani’s, who got a new perspective of art and creativity with recycled materials. WATER-FRONT along with the Omani society for Fine Arts organised this unique initiative. Maryam Alzadjali of the Omani society for fine Arts had been very supportive enabling this to be a success.
Austin D’silva of S&T Real Estate Manager said: “the exhibition was well received and was extended another week”. More than 2000 visitors have experienced the lovely art creations of the exhibitors. They have proven that trash too can be turned into amazing pieces of art.
Mainly portraits where made out of “unused computer keyboards, plastic broken toys, nylon ropes, fishing nets, and other type of plastics, tiny bites of paper, plastic bottle caps, plastic shopping bags, coir, old buttons, copper wire….etc.
The rules for the ECO – ART Exhibition wasn’t too restrictive, the only requirement to participate in the exhibition was to ensure that the art work was made almost completely from re-purposed or recycled materials. Participants were given three weeks to submit their work.
Every work art displayed by the exhibitors was an inspiration for the visitors.