Fine Arts

Event: 1st Bahraini Female Artists Exhibition 2011

Longings, desires, frustrations, anger, suffering, hope…
of the ordinary, simple or sophisticated.
some choose to write; and our hearts tremble with their words.
some sing; and we hear their voice quiver.
a misnote here, a discord there.
few others…
they paint. about people. leaving us with an enigma,                                                                                                                                                                     

a strange mystery that opens up a new world…
expressions of life or in one word… Art.

Canvas or the silver-bromide coated cellulose acetate or just silica.
vents of expressions. that is all.
how naive would be the one who attempts to judge slash
criticise a piece of art.
Any piece of art.
As to do so would be to insult the aspirations
of the artist.
For a piece of art
is more than a piece of suffering,
anger, hope, frustration, desire or just…
a deep longing.

Alba Club was the venue for the 1st Bahraini Female Artists Exhibition, a unique art exhibition showcasing original work by thirty-one renowned Bahraini female artists, which started on Tuesday, May 18, 2011.

The event was organised under the patronage of Her Excellency the Minister of Culture Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa and inaugurated by the Chairman of Alba’s Board of Directors, Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji.

Owner of Nadine Art Gallery and a well-known artist herself, Ms. Nadine Al Shaikh has been instrumental in organising the exhibition that will showcase over 80 works of art by Bahraini female artists.

Nadine Gallery is a fine art gallery dedicated to the promotion of national and international artists, providing quality and original art to established and emerging collectors.

Nadine Gallery offer artists a place where they could not only display their work, but also where they could promote them, give them some space to meet other artists.

The artists featured in the five-day exhibition were: Shaikha Abeer bint Rashid Al Khalifa, Aisha Hafadh, Aziza Salman, Balqees Fakhroo, Diana Al Shaikh, Faega Al Hassan, Hadeer Al Bagali, Reem Abdulkarim Mareed, Haifa Mohamed, Nada Almoosa, Huda Al Shaikh, Mariam Abdulla Fakhroo, Mariam Ali Fakhroo, Mariam Al Sendi, Mariam Al Shekar, Mashael Fairooz, May Muffez, Nabeela Al Khair, Naghmah Mohseni, Nouf Al Refaei, Perryhan Al Ashmawi, Rasha Sabt, Reem Al Awadhi, Sahar Ahmadi, Mayyasa Al Sowidi, Salwa Al Qaed, Samia Engineer, Sarah Al Aradi, Shaikha Al Doseri, Kareema Taha and Nadine Al Shaikh.

Inviting you all for a leisurely tour through the exhibition of some wonderful, most original paintings.

Ms. Samia Engineer talked about her works which powerfully conveyed the place of women in a patriarchal society…

Some brilliant paintings were on display. We had a difficult time playing jury. More works of other artists follows…



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