SJM Showcases Campus-Created Art & Crafts at Inaugural Innovation Gallery

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The HCT-Sharjah Men’s campus (SJM) proudly hosted its inaugural Art and Innovation Gallery, from October 22-26, 2017.

The gallery was officially opened by Dr. Abdullah Al Suwaiji, SJM Director, while Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, HCT Vice Chancellor, had the honour of officiating at the closing ceremony on October 26, where he acknowledged the winners of each category.

The gallery is the first event in the SJM Art, Crafts, and Innovation Plan, which will be followed by forthcoming events of training workshops and the Sheikh Zayed wall during.

During the exhibition SJM students, staff, and faculty members displayed their pieces of art, crafts and innovations, under the categories of:

  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Illusion
  • Digital Art
  • Hand crafts

The five-day exhibition was visited by students, faculty and staff members and Sharjah Airport representatives, who were keen to record their experiences with photos and videos. They were joined by Mr. Ibrahim Al Awadi, an expert in painting from the Social and Cultural Center in Ajman, and Mr. Murshid Al Muheiri, an expert in photography. The visitors were keen to watch videos about the pieces of work, and got the opportunity to interview participants.


SJM presented trophies and certificates for the best piece of art from each category, as well as a certificate for the winner of the people’s choice category. Visitors were also treated to gifts and giveaways from the SJM Art, Crafts, and Innovation Club, while gallery organizers and participants were honored for their great efforts.

The participating SJM students thanked both Dr Abdullatif Al Shamsi and Dr Al Suwaidi for their support and participation. These guests of honor were presented with pieces of the students’ art work as a sign of appreciation.