The Waterfront Market in partnership with Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) unveiled the winning mural and artist of its Mural Painting Competition during an event held at the Waterfront Market in Deira.
Judges chose the work of 36-year-old UAE resident Shahul Hameed from India from over 100 submissions and 10 shortlisted finalists. Hameed’s proposed mural was selected for its creativity, which accurately captured the theme of the competition, ‘Leave Your Mark’.
In addition to a cash prize of AED30,000, Hameed won the privilege to paint his iconic art piece on one of the Waterfront Market’s main walls.
The Waterfront Market’s Mural Painting Competition is one of the initiatives aimed at celebrating art and contributing to the preservation of the country’s culture and heritage, held in partnership with the main sponsor, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.
The panel of judges included Khalil Abdulwahid Hassan, Director of Fine Arts Department at Dubai Culture; Maitha Al-Marri, one of the UAE’s upcoming visual artists; and Lachlan Gyde, Executive Director for Retail, Residential, & Commercial at Ithra Dubai, the developer and operator of the Waterfront Market.
Hameed worked on painting the winning piece on the Waterfront’s main wall, measuring 8.5 meters in length and 4.5 meters in height, for 20 days.