Kuwaiti wins Dubai award

Award winning painting

Award winning painting

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti painter Manal Ahmad Al-Shrayaan has come first in the formative arts category at the Arab level in Dubai Cultural Award the contest ninth session.

In remarks to KUNA, the painter said she was elated for winning this renowned award noting that she earned it for her work, “in her 40s,” a painting depicting an Arab Gulf woman, whose face features beam optimism, but wrinkles indicate undergoing hard living experience. The awards’ distribution will be held in January.

More than 500 contestants have taken part in the award various categories, such as poetry, short stories, novels, formative arts, dialogue with the west, drama, documentaries, Arab women researches, the year’s UAE cultural personality and best writer.

This article was published on 31/12/2015