ADIHEX, organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers’ Club from September 27 to October 3, 2021 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), is keen to ensure that the art industry is represented strongly in the exhibition as it brings together creators from different continents, since it has attracted many artistic participations that varies between paintings, sculptures, photographs, ornaments and outstanding crafts.
The new edition of ADIHEX is organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers’ Club, from September 27 to October 3, 2021 under the theme "Sustainability and Heritage…A Reborn Aspiration", with the official sponsorship of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, the International Fund For Houbara Conservation and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, in addition to the sector sponsor “BYNUNA Military & Hunting Equipment Trading LLC” and the feature sponsors “Smart Design LLC”, “Al Fares International Tents” and “Dhabian Equestrian Club”, as well as “ARB- Emirates” as the branding automotive partner.
His Excellency Majid Ali Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of ADIHEX and Secretary General of the Emirates Falconers’ Club, stressed that ADIHEX isn't only limited to being an international forum for the manufacturers of hunting equipment and hunting guns, the fans of Safari and marine trips, and the lovers of falconry and equestrian but it also hosts many international participations, whereas its halls,, corners and lobbies are embellished with paintings, sculptures, photographs and crafts that vibe with the event and its goals for what they represent of heritage, culture and ancient environment derived from the customs and traditions of the region in general and the UAE in particular..
The upcoming edition of the largest event of its kind in the Middle East and Africa region, welcomes the broad participation of 80 painters, visual artists and craftsmen from the UAE, various Arab countries and different parts of the world, exhibiting in their own stands and pavilions in the "Arts and Crafts" sector of ADIHEX, given that their presence represents a great opportunity to connect with the fans of art and hunting in the region, as well as art acquisition enthusiasts.
More than 45 painters and photographers were nominated to the painting and photography contests from the UAE, the GCC countries and many other countries around the world.
The competitions include the most beautiful painting and photography of falconry, equestrian, and heritage.
As the registration period expired on August 31, the specialized arbitration committees, highly competent and knowledgeable of art cultures, heritage and environment, began sorting out the nominated art works prior to choosing the most beautiful paintings and photographs
The competitions are part of the organisers’ keenness to introduce generations to the cultural, historical and environmental heritage of their ancestors and the importance of preserving the environment while highlighting the crucial role of painting and photography in contributing to raise environmental awareness and promoting equestrian and falconry, which are strongly linked to Arabian cultural heritage and human civilization.
The "Most Beautiful Painting" and "Most Beautiful Photography" contests target painters and photographers from all over the world. Each of them includes three categories (falconry, equestrian and heritage), with the top three winners of each category being honoured. Each artist is allowed to participate with one piece of art in each category, made in 2021, and portrayed with creativity, uniqueness, and a high artistic sense.
This year, ADIHEX is attracting local and international artistic participations from the UAE and many countries, including emerging talent and experienced artists who have participated and won significant awards in international exhibitions and have left a clear signature in the world of fine arts in the UAE, internationally and on the cultural scene overall.
ADIHEX hosts visual artists, photographers, painters, calligraphers, and art designers, in addition to local and international art galleries that showcase masterfully crafted artwork in a variety of techniques that express various schools of art, including realism, abstract and modern.
The event themes revolve around the desert and marine environments, as well as hunting issues and challenges, with a lot of participants keen to produce exclusive and special artworks and paintings that feature the theme of this year, "Sustainability and heritage….A Reborn Aspiration.