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.( 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: Nalini Malani visualises … 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: 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

My final UNISA exhibition

Here are some photos of my final UNISA exhibition. I am delighted to share that I received three distinctions and a Merit award for Confessions of a Bored Housewife.

UNISA Visual Arts Graduate exhibition 2013

Here are the photos from our UNISA Visual Arts Graduate exhibition running from 1 Dec to 14 Jan2014.

Confessions of a Bored Housewife sneak peek

Confessions of a Bored Housewife sneak peek….. Opening Saturday 30th November, 12noon, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria

Im cleaning out my closet

So this is most likely the last year I needed to come to SA 3 times for workshops and exams. My cupboards are full full full of old art and scrap and left over papers and plastick and ..stuff! I had a little clear out the other day…even found some old school art too! It … Continue reading