Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah, 2017


Make the most of your visit to Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj by pairing it with one of our workshops, discussions, guided tours or film screenings taking place this Saturday, 8 April 2017.

Children can learn to make imprints of flowers and leaves in clay and toys from natural and organic materials at the Children’s Open Day 5 from 10:00 am at the Collections Building. The workshop venue is located in Arts Square next to Bait Al Serkal, where works by ten SB13 artists are currently on view.

Children can also learn to make contemporary clay vases using a variety of traditional ceramic techniques from 10:00am at the Making Ceramic Vases workshop taking place at Al Art Hamriya Centre, a walking distance from Al Hamriyah Studios showcasing even more SB13 artworks.

At 5:30 pm in The Urban Garden, adults can join the Round-Table Discussion: Deconstructing Urban Myths and Legends, where themes of urban myths in popular culture and folklore will be discussed. Included in the event is a focused tour of SB13 artworks related to mythology, urban legends and rumours.

Visitors can end the day with a screening of a film about traditional UAE sea chants titled Sounds of the Sea at 8:30 pm in the open air Mirage City Cinema.

SB13 exhibition spaces are unique and range from traditional homes, to contemporary warehouses and are staffed with knowledgeable guides who are happy to take visitors on guided and informative tours of the Biennial in English, Arabic and Urdu. Refreshments are available from the Fen Cafes and Restaurant located in the SAF spaces, offering a variety of homemade salads, sandwiches and deserts. A selection of unique gifts items such as tote bags and notebooks featuring a print taken from Sharjah’s historic coral walls, SB13 guidebooks, and other limited edition merchandise is offered at the SAF Shops, located in Al Mureijah Square and Arts Square.

If you wish to visit our off-site spaces, such as the iconic Flying Saucer, the newly opened Al Hamriyah Studios or the old Sharjah Planetarium, shuttle buses will be running from 3:00pm from Al Mureijah Square. To book your seat, please email