As the art scene in the region continues to go from strength-to-strength, the dusitD2 Kenz hotel in Dubai’s Barsha neighbourhood is joining the ranks with its first annual Art Week.
Taking place from 13th to 19th October, the free-of-charge event aims to connect and bring together the local community and encourage them to participate in a series of unique workshops hosted all week by local artists.
Kicking off on 13th October, the workshops will cover everything from photography and portrait sketching, to calligraphy writing and acrylic pouring aka art therapy, and features seven female artists from the region.
Award-winning calligrapher Narjes Noureddine has been practising her craft since 2004 and has implemented the permanent calligraphy murals “Diwan Osha” in the Women’s Museum, the façade artwork of the GDRFA, and dozens of other artworks and murals for Emaar’s Boulevard Plaza Towers.
Born in Dubai, Fatima Al Budoor is BFA Studio Art degree graduate with a minor in Graphic Design from Northeastern University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts in Boston, USA. Currently a member of Tashkeel Studio and Gallery and a graduate of the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship (SEAF 2016), Fatima’s work is based in printmaking, photography and drawing.
Sana Maarrawi is a self-taught realism artist from Syria, based in Dubai, UAE. Her artwork is dedicated to human and animal rights, and she uses the voice of her art to tell the stories of endangered animal species and the crimes against wildlife.
While Jordanian-born, Palestinian artist Nour Milhem has been raised in Dubai and her art is an expression of her views of the human body, often creating pieces that are minimalist interpretations of various female and male figures.
Maria Moon is a UAE-based artist specializing in oil, acrylic, watercolour and mural painting. Maria had the opportunity to study Fine arts and design at the Pedagogical State University Ion Creanga in Chisinau, Moldova, where she discovered her style.
A cross-disciplinary artist whose work integrates and spans illustration, artistic direction, branding, typography and mural design, Natasha Gunaratna’s work is constantly evolving and aims to bring value through artistic expression.
And finally Mai Majdy who was born in Tripoli and raised in the United Arab Emirates, has been showcased on several exhibitions and art fairs within Cairo and Dubai. She has been teaching art skills and techniques for adults through professional workshops for over five years.
You can sign up for any one of the art workshops available during dusitD2 Kenz Hotel Art Week here.