To mark the Cultural Foundation’s re-opening, the Artists and the Cultural Foundation: The Early Years exhibition, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, presents work from a core group of artists who had an active relationship with this space in those early decades, as well as a selection of artworks from a younger generation who grew up in and around the Foundation.
Reflections is an interactive digital exhibition of four emerging artists, each presenting an artwork that reflects on the works of the artists participating in the Artists and the Cultural Foundation: The Early Years exhibition. Through audio recordings explaining the interconnections between the different artists, Reflections showcases works by: Obaid Al Baddour, Rashid Al Mulla, Hamdan Al Shamsi, Khawla Darwish.
Date: December 4, 2018 – June 8, 2019
Timing: 10:00am – 8::00pm daily
12 - 10pm Fridays
Obaid Al Budoor
Obaid Al Budoor will teach the fundamentals of photography, through ‘easy to remember’ tips, followed by a photo walk around the premises.
Date: February 14, 2019, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
June 22, 2019, 11:00am– 1:00pm
Rashed Al Mulla
Mixed Media Portrait
This workshop will guide the participants through the foundations of portrait drawings.
Date: March 14, 2019, 4:00pm– 6:00pm
June 20, 2019, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Hamdan Al Shamsi
Collage on Notebooks
In this workshop, the participants will create a collage mixed media artwork from various materials to customise their own notebooks or sketchbooks.
Date: January 23, 2019, 4:00pm– 6:00pm
April 11, 2019, 4:00pm– 6:00pm
This workshop will explore the notion of sketch-booking concept development
Date: January 12, 2019, 4:00pm– 6:00pm
May 9, 2019, 4:00pm– 6:00pm
The Cultural Foundation represents an inspiring space for art professionals and established artists, enabling them to present their works, while sharing their rich experience with other colleagues and art amateurs. Through interactive workshops, established artists can exchange with their public and teach their techniques to amateurs and art professionals.
Mohamed Al Astad
Traditional Painting Techniques
Date: January 20, 2019, 3:00pm– 9:00pm
February 10, 2019, 3:00pm– 9:00pm
March 3, 2019, 3:00pm– 9:00pm,
Azza Al Qubaisi
Mixed Media Sculptures
Date: January 13, 2019, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
February 17, 2019, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
March 10, 2019, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Date: December 12, 2018, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Date: January 7, 2019, 17:00 – 21:00
Date: February 4, 2019, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Date: March 4, 2019, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Date: April 8, 2019, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Azza Al Qubaisi
Date: May 6, 2019, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Mohamed Al Astad
Date: June 3, 2019, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Talks and Debates
Artists and the Cultural Foundation: The Early Years… The Artists Memories
From its early days, the Cultural Foundation was home to artists and a place where the UAE artistic scene flourished. This panel will feature group of pioneering artists who will share their experiences at the Cultural Foundation, describing how this place has influenced their artworks and careers over the years. They shall reveal the relationship between their artistic experiences at the Cultural Foundation and the artwork they are showcasing at the exhibition: Artists and the Cultural Foundation: The Early Years.
Date: December 12, 2019, 6:30 pm
Alia Zaal Lootah