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Explore Works of the Best Creative Talent in Dubai at ‘A Cultural Flair’

Golden Mile Galleria is hosting an art exhibition this winter and here’s what you can expect to see

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26 November 2018

Last updated on 27 November 2018
"A Cultural Flair" at Golden Mile Galleria 2018

Pictured: HH Sheikh Hamdan's portrait in Swarovski crystals by Natalie Daghestani

Transforming into a hub for everything artistic, Golden Mile Galleria is the place to be for the next two weekends…

On 30th November and 1st, 7th and 8th December, Palm Jumeirah will host an art exhibition for Dubai residents to enjoy and explore the best creative talents in the emirate.

Bringing “A Cultural Flair” to Dubai for residents to enjoy, Golden Mile Galleria is transforming into a hub for arts and culture this season.

It’s a festival that brings together an eclectic group of artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and dancers under one roof to celebrate creativity, and engage with the community through various forms of artistic expression.

Held on the terraces of Golden Mile Galleria, adjacent to Al Ittihad Park, the event presents two creative elements: the Africa Cultural Pavilion and Art Nights.

Natalie Daghestani at A Cultural Flair

Pictured: Natalie Daghestani

Explore the rich heritage of West and East Africa

  • When: 30th November and 1st, 7th and 8th December
  • Timings: From 10am to 6pm
  • Where: Buildings 7 to 10, Golden Mile Galleria

With the Africa Cultural Pavilion, Golden Mile Galleria’s “A Cultural Flair” aims to showcase the rich heritage of both West and East Africa.

Enjoy live Afrobeats, Jazz, R&B and Hip Hop music performances, or participate in Soco and Kupe traditional dance sessions.

A fashion bazaar and handicrafts market will exhibit African fabrics, accessories and home décor items, while runway shows will feature designs by top UAE-based African fashion designers. Guests can also have their hair styled into twists or dreads at turban tying workshops, or attend bracelet making and wire sculpting sessions.

An exhibition inspired by the continent’s culture will showcase artwork, photographs and installations by artists, while a learning and creative space will offer a collection of books about African heritage. Visitors can also attend panel discussions to enrich their knowledge about contemporary Africa.

The Africa Cultural Pavilion is being held in collaboration with the Ajala Project, a UAE based award-winning enterprise that uses art to raise awareness. Browse through artwork and discover inspiring stories of people creating a positive change in the world, or purchase a limited edition jacket. All proceeds will go a safe home for under-privileged girls in Kenya.

Kristel Bechara, UAE artist at A Cultural Flair

by Kristel Bechara

Discover established and upcoming UAE artists

  • When: 30th November and 1st, 7th and 8th December
  • Timings: From 12pm to 6pm
  • Where: Buildings 7 to 10, Golden Mile Galleria

Art Nights at Golden Mile Galleria’s “A Cultural Flair” will feature established and upcoming artists in the UAE as a platform to interact with the local community.

Occupying the spotlight will be a giant sculpture, which guests will be invited to paint and join in creating a community artwork. Muralists, graffiti artists and spray painters will also create colourful installations.

Visitors can meet a host of celebrated, award-winning artists including:

  • Kristel Bechara, an award-wining painter known for expressive colour and unique dynamic patterned style
  • Petra Kaltenbach, winner of the UAE Resident Artist Award at World Art Dubai 2018
  • Nori El Hami, a calligraphy artist who has studied traditional Middle Eastern art, Islamic geometric art and orientalism
  • Charlie Villagracia, an award-winning contemporary artist from the Philippines
  • Silvia Sidorov, a Romanian artist specialised in animal portraits
  • Bonny Matthews, a self-taught, award-winning painter with artwork displayed at galleries in Vietnam and Italy

Other well-known artists showcasing their work include Ruba Badwan, Swena Harneja, Robyn Chislett, Linda Lipace, Sumedha Randev, Sharmila Tulpule, Ahmed Al Falasi, Shahul Kollengode and Busardoh Art.

Kristel Bechara, UAE artist at A Cultural Flair

by Kristel Bechara

Speaking about "A Cultural Flair", artist Natalie Daghestani said, "this really is a fantastic initiative from Nakheel Malls. They are giving a platform to local artists in a key location. The support from their side is invaluable and I am really excited for the opportunity to present my unique artworks to the general public in a location that is also a lot more open and inclusive.

"It allows for a more natural discovery by general passers by and individuals who may not necessarily be motivated to visit an art gallery specifically, but who may stumble upon a local artist whose work they fall in love with, igniting their love of art and supporting the local arts scene at the same time."

Don't miss the opportunity to meet these talented UAE artists at "A Cultural Flair" happening at Golden Mile Galleria on 30th November and 1st, 7th and 8th December!

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