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Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has launched the “Thasveeru: Maldives Through Art” exhibition, held in Hulhumale’ Central Park.
A special ceremony was held to mark the launching of the exhibition, followed by a children's evening. The event was attended by Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of MMPRC Thoyyib Mohamed, Managing Director of Housing Development Corporation (HDC) Suhail Ahmed and officials from MMPRC and HDC as well as the media.
During the ceremony, CEO and MD of MMPRC handed over a token to the MD of HDC representing the handover of the stands created for the exhibition. The stands created and handed over by MMPRC to HDC will provide a space for artists to display their work in the future at Central Park.
Following the handover, the attendees took a tour of the exhibition, which was followed by children’s activities organized by MMPRC for this event. The exhibition will run till the end of the year and will be managed by HDC.
MMPRC stated its aim in creating an exhibition corner with the required stands at Central Park was to create a platform for artists to display their pieces. MMPRC said it also supports its effort to enhance the profile of Hulhumale’ as a tourist spot by creating tourist attractions.
The exhibition comprises of 12 winning pieces of the “Thasveeru: Maldives Through Art” competition, held in collaboration with the Maldivian Artist Community (MAC) from July 15 to August 15, 2021. The competition offered a platform for local and international artists to paint and interpret the Maldives under the theme, “Celebration of Nature: Beautiful Ecosystems''. Winners of the competition were selected based on 50% of instagram likes and 50% of the total score given by a judging panel.