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    After four years of studying a long distance, correspondance Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, I have decided to reach out and share the madness that comes with being a mature art student.
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Meet ARTE’s literature lover Jan D’Sa at The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

Originally posted on ARTE UAE:
We are very excited about ARTE’s participation and involvement with the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature  on the 6th and 7th of March. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and in partnership with Emirates…

Mirror, mirror on the wall, ARTE is the fairest of them all.

Originally posted on ARTE UAE:
Whether you call ARTE a fair, a souk, or a market, it is the best venue in town and the only one offering pure handmade arts and crafts. With two locations (Dubai and RAK), three times a month (2nd, 3rd and 4th Friday), ARTE works endlessly to bring our artisans’…

Meet two male ARTE artisans as quirky as their textile creations

Originally posted on ARTE UAE:
Reaching the half way mark of the month can mean only one thing: it is time for ARTE in Al Hamra Mall, RAK this weekend. Support this market by taking a leisurely trip up to RAK on Friday 20th February. Al Hamra Mall has a bright and welcoming reception area…

My first article with Art Radar Asia

I recently completed an Art Writing and Journalism course with Art Radar Asia.(http://artradarjournal.com/). It was a fabulous experience. My supervisor Kate N. was always available for constructive guidance and motivation (and lending a sympathetic, friendly ear). Very positive experience, highly recommended. The course ended with a published article! Here is mine: http://artradarjournal.com/2014/06/06/nalini-malani-visualizes-influence-of-globalization-on-india-asia-society-video-interview/ Nalini Malani visualises … Continue reading

Museum visit: Sharjah Art Museum: Women & Art- Interpreting Peace, Sunday 2 Feb

Seriously Sharjah Art Museum? The Sharjah Ladies Club (with sponsors) organized Women & Art Interpreting Peace exhibition at the Sharjah Art Museum 27Jan-28Feb. Seriously? I am not sure where they get these women from? There are many many talented local female artists that could have been approached for this. Of course, I dont know any … Continue reading

Gallery Talk: Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF), Saturday 1 Feb

How could I forget about the galleries at the Sharjah Art Foundation ? Shame on me! I just love these new buildings on the old port side of town, walking distance from the main Sharjah Art Museum. I dragged ms Reanda de Beer away from her exam studies on Saturday to attend a talk there. … Continue reading

Gallery visit: Courtyard area, Al Quoz, Wednesday 29th Jan

I went along with my glamorous gallery gal Gwyneth Nasr to the Courtyard galleries for exhibition openings. Starting off with A woman’s face in the crowd by Mohammadreza Sharifzadeh at the Etemad Gallery. The show comprised of 9 digital photography works 100 x 150 cm, depicting women in Iran. The artist is taking a humourous … Continue reading

Visit: Street Night Art, Al Quoz Beautification Project

Friday night, 24th Jan, Al Quoz Beautification Project. Arrived just after 6pm. Most ‘artists’ just started on their canvasses/boards. I am more and more disillusioned with the art scene in Dubai. But I guess its just me. I guess I am looking for my niche, where will I fit in? I dont feel home in … Continue reading

Gallery visit: Lawrie Shabibi: Asad Faulwell

I am so glad I popped into this gallery this morning. I did like my previous visit to Gallery Isabelle vd Eynde, but I LOVED this exhibition in Lawrie Shabibi: Bed of Broken Mirrors by Asad Faulwell, as part of his ongoing series Les Femmes d’Alger. Detailed paint and ornate collage pieces, mixed with portraits … Continue reading

Gallery visit: Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde: Nargess Hashemi

I’ve been looking forward to this exhibition. Receiving emails from the gallery, I was quite excited to see this work, the title intrigued me- a little reminiscent of my own collections. The Pleasure in Boredom by Nargess Hashemi shows the artist’s experimentation on graph paper. Her reseach revolves around the work by E.H.Gombrich on the … Continue reading