Make-A-Wish’s Break an Egg Campaign opens in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, yesterday opened the Break an Egg Campaign, a charity event organised at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Art Hub to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation, which fulfills the dreams of children suffering from serious illnesses.

 In his opening remarks, Sheikh Nahyan said the exhibition which brought together 18 local, regional and international artists commissioned by Abu Dhabi Art Hub to depict their interpretation of ‘The Egg’ in replicas on behalf of the charity, represented a new and non-traditional idea.

Each one of the artists used 50cm by 35cm fiber-glass eggs as their canvas to interpret the concept of eternal youth, transformation and new beginnings.

"It is necessary to move away from routine in search of renewal, innovation and development. The participating artists showed their solidarity with children with serious illnesses, who need medical, psychological and humanitarian support, regardless of their faith, language or race," Sheikh Nahyan said urging for promoting the culture of giving in order to contribute to the alleviation of calamities facing humanity today.

The campaign which runs to the end of April features both a live exhibition to the public and a private auction of the life-sized eggs at a later date of to raise money  for Make-A Wish Foundation.

Participating Emirati artists included Mohammed Al Astad, Azza Al Qubaisi, Sumayyah Al Suwaidi, Wafa Khazendar and Sheikha Alyazia bint Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

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