“Readings,” by Fatima El Hajj


Lebanese painter Fatima El Hajj presented her work entitled “Readings at Albareh Art Gallery in Bahrain last nigh, April 9th. Readings payed homage to the “book,” and the act of reading. Reem El Hajj also gave a talk on contemporary

Illustrator’s Portfolio 151: Jessica Townsend


Age: 33 Nationality: English Living in: London   What is in your sketchbook? An eclectic mix of things! I love working with type, drawing children’s characters and fashion illustrations so I tend to have a stock pile of vastly different drawings most of

Arts from the Middle East Win the Attention of the World in London

Art13 Logo

  A strong presence of Middle Eastern art at the year’s biggest art fair in London added a touch of oriental beauty to the event. Art’13, which was held from the 1st until the 3rd of this month, showcased contemporary

Al Riwaq’s Market 338, Bahrain


It’s that time of year again when the streets of a tiny island off the shores of Saudi Arabia come alive with an array of outdoor activities after a long smouldering summer. One of the more unique activities taking place in Bahrain

Illustrator’s Portfolio 148: Dynamic Duo Athlay Anderson

Athlay Anderson

Athlay Anderson is the pseudonym of creative partners Dakshaja Atlay and Kamaira Anderson. Age: Dakshaja 23, Kamaira 30 Nationalty: Dakshaja Indian, Kamaira British Living In: Dakshaja Nagpur, India; Kamaira Birmingham, UK Whats in Your Sketchbook? Dakshaja: I recently received birthday gifts in

Ahmed Angawi: A Design Inspiration From the Heart of Mecca

Ahmed Angawi

It is difficult to ignore the increasing sophistication of the contemporary Islamic and Middle Eastern art, which is today being exposed to the world by a variety of highly innovative artworks from and about such a culturally rich region. One

Melbourne: Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2012

Gertrude Street

Armed with the Gertrude Street Project Festival’s app, we knew from the map that there was an art piece right next to us, but couldn’t find it. Looking around at the buildings, cafes, and shows, we weren’t able to find

ART IN FLUX Closing Party


Last Thursday saw the closing party of “Art in Flux” – a multifaceted exhibition tucked in the tiny and lovely spaces of the Curious Duke Gallery in Whitecross Street, a bustling area on the doorstep of Shoreditch and Hoxton. What

aMAZEme at the Festival Of The World

aMAZEme at the Festival Of The World

To say there are any other happenings in London this summer, more gripping than the Olympics, would be the understatement of the decade. Surprising as it may seem however, we managed to tear ourselves away from the sporting festivities to

Françoise Nielly x IRMDESIGN – Paris


The recent Françoise Nielly x IRMDESIGN collaboration opened at la Galerie Menouar in Paris to a well dressed crowd greeted with champagne and canapés. The collection was based on the literal interpretation of Françoise Neilly’s bright canvas paintings into a