The Art of Trekking: Exploring the Familiar, Excursion and Workshop for Adults. Umm Al Quwain, 2020. Photo: Sharjah Art Foundation

Session Description

Sharjah Heritage Area Photowalk
Workshop for Children and Families

Date: Saturday, 4 December 2021
Timings: 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Al Mureijah Square
All Ages
Languages: Arabic and English

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Drawing upon personal and collective memory, Hrair Sarkissian’s artworks navigate stories that official records and sources cannot tell. Inspired by the artist’s approach, participants will go on a walk in Sharjah’s Heritage Area, a restored neighbourhood where a number of traditional Emirati houses have been preserved and turned into museums. Throughout the photowalk, they will be encouraged to interact with the local residents and shopkeepers in Souk Al Arsa to find stories they can use to create a narrative for their photographs.


Registration for this workshop has closed.

Sharjah Art Foundation is committed to making its programmes as inclusive and accessible as possible. Kindly contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) in advance to arrange any support needed during this session. Support could include ramps for wheelchairs, reserved seats for those with hearing impairments to read lips, and sign language interpreters for talks and symposia.

This event is free and open to the public. All materials are provided by Sharjah Art Foundation.