Children’s Summer Art School Exhibition
Saturday, 8 September–Thursday, 27 September 2018
Gallery 2, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah
Sharjah Art Foundation presents the first edition of the annual Children’s Summer Art School exhibition. Running through Thursday, 27 September 2018, this year’s exhibition theme was ‘sounds’, with participants creating works of sculpture based on their interpretation of the theme.
All the works were produced during the annual Children’s Summer Art School, an intensive, two-month summer training programme in which the talents and skills of young UAE artists are discovered and developed through an instructional programme that includes both theoretical and practical preparation.
As part of the foundation’s Children Education Programme, which promotes creativity and enriches the cultural experience of the local community, the Children’s Summer Art School welcomes both male and female students aged 10 to 15 years from all UAE government schools and youth centres.
This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, visit sharjahart.org.
About Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation is an advocate, catalyst and producer of contemporary art within the Emirate of Sharjah and the surrounding region, in dialogue with the international arts community. Under the leadership of founder Hoor Al Qasimi, a curator and artist, the foundation advances an experimental and wide-ranging programmatic model that supports the production and presentation of contemporary art, preserves and celebrates the distinct culture of the region and encourages a shared understanding of the transformational role of art. The foundation’s core initiatives include the long-running Sharjah Biennial, featuring contemporary artists from around the world; the annual March Meeting, a convening of international arts professionals and artists; grants and residencies for artists, curators and cultural producers; ambitious and experimental commissions and a range of travelling exhibitions and scholarly publications.
Established in 2009 to expand programmes beyond the Sharjah Biennial, which launched in 1993, the foundation is a critical resource for artists and cultural organisations in the Gulf and a conduit for local, regional and international developments in contemporary art. The foundation’s deep commitment to developing and sustaining the cultural life and heritage of Sharjah is reflected through year-round exhibitions, performances, screenings and educational programmes in the city of Sharjah and across the Emirate, often hosted in historic buildings that have been repurposed as cultural and community centres. A growing collection reflects the foundation’s support of contemporary artists in the realisation of new work and its recognition of the contributions made by pioneering modern artists from the region and around the world.
Sharjah Art Foundation is a legally independent public body established by Emiri Decree and supported by government funding, grants from national and international nonprofits and cultural organisations, corporate sponsors and individual patrons. All events are free and open to the public.
Alyazeyah Al Reyaysa