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December 04, 2020

Dubai Online Art Gallery Artezaar has brought together local artists for a unique virtual exhibition that aims to shed light on environmental sustainability.  Curated by Diyali Sen Bhalla, the "Earth" themed exhibition comprises 33 stunning mixed media and sustainable artworks created by 25 UAE based artists of 10 different nationalities, in addition to six children’s paintings that celebrated their love for "Mother Earth", demonstrating that age is no barrier to creativity.

The artworks were first displayed at the 10th edition of DIFC Art Nights on 17th and 18th November 2020, where visitors were offered the opportunity to learn about environmental issues and how to live more sustainably from Unite for Planet, a community of environmentalists, along with their partners: Azraq, DGrade, and Plastic Free UAE.

Leena Kewlani, Co-Founder of Art Gallery, said: "At Artezaar, our artists wanted to honor Earth and the environment around us by expressing it through their art. Their pieces were creative, out of the box, yet so meaningful. And DIFC Art Nights was the best platform to showcase these unique paintings." 

The artists used all types of materials for their paintings – from leaves, flowers, t-shirts, denims, sticks, plastic, cartons, broken mirrors – to create sustainable artworks, portraying their emotions and feelings towards Planet Earth. Unite for Planet partners Azraq exhibited a unique lamp representing a jelly fish created by Mariska Nell using plastic cutlery that was collected through Azraq’s useless utensils campaign, while D Grade showcased how plastic bottles can be recycled into clothing, including face masks. Visitors also got the chance to pledge to live more eco-friendly lives by upcycling a scrap sofa, while an old carton box was used as a live graffiti banner for’s message of saying no to plastic bags.

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