The celebration of art, artists, and the arts centre –that’s what Al Qattara Arts Centre in Abu Dhabi is doing. As the arts centre completes 10 years, to mark their anniversary, two exhibitions are taking place –both featuring UAE artists.
To mark its 10th anniversary, the exhibition features some of the UAE’s fine artists, that explore themes relevant to the region. The exhibition features Arabic calligraphy, tributes to the UAE’s Mission to Mars and murals that throw light on the country’s fast-changing growth.
The exhibition features 12 artists exclusively from the UAE to explore the country’s heritage and history, as well as its embrace of modernity, through large-scale works.
The second exhibition of the celebration takes a broader look at Gulf history. The artworks specifically talk about the links between the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
To bring out the social, cultural, and economic commonalities of the two countries, while highlighting the nuances, Seven Emirati artists – Ahmad Saeed Al Areef Al Dhaheri, Ghanem Younes, Khalid Al Tamimi, Maryam Al Suwaidi, Roudha Al Shamsi, Saoud Al Dhaheri, and Sarah Aladayleh have come forward to showcase their work at the exhibition. The exhibition showcases a range of works including installations of textiles, clay, video, and mixed media art.
Ahmed Mohammed Barzaiq, head of Al Qattara Arts Centre shared that for years the centre has offered a family-friendly venue where arts and culture can be discovered and practised by the Abu Dhabi community and visitors.
With these extraordinary works by a variety of talented local artists, the centre honours the thriving cultural scene of the emirate, and the past, present and future of our great country. Since the establishment of the centre is 2011, the place has brought together public programming across visual art, film, and craft, showcasing artists living and working in the UAE.
The exhibition that is open to all is taking place on weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM and will be closed on Friday and Saturday.
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