9 art galleries to visit this week

Check out the latest happenings in Al Quoz, DIFC and more

Wednesday 9

The Milky Way of the Mice Spanish painter Ivana

Flore’s first solo exhibition in Dubai uses mythology, creation stories, fables and legends as more than a narrative device. The artist seeks to make the world understandable; freed from the constraints of nature, history and politics.
Until October 10. The Mine, Street 8A, Warehouse 38, Al Quoz (04 379 1704).

Thursday 10

This free workshop encourages you to draw the first thing that comes to mind when presented with a colour at thejamjar space. Every week, staff will choose a new colour and see what you and others have in mind. The chalkboard near the entrance is filled with a variety of ideas and drawings contributed by the community.
Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri 2pm-8pm, closed Sunday. Until September 30. thejamjar, RKM Properties, Street 17A, Al Quoz 3 (04 341 7303).

Friday 11

East Meets West: Cultured Conversation
Already an online phenomenon, East Meets West is the first volume in designer Yang Liu’s successful infographic series. Conceived and designed with perceptive wit and her signature graphic simplicity, Liu’s pictograms convey the obvious and sometimes not so obvious discrepancies in life on opposite sides of the globe. Drawing on her own experiences of China and Europe, she explores a rich range of differences between Eastern and Western experience, from sleeping patterns to the role of senior citizens and from leisure activities to attitudes towards beauty, property, and public space.
Dhs80. The Gate Village Building 3, Level 2, DIFC (04 323 0820).

Saturday 12

Beginner Level painting class
Learning the basics of painting and develop your artistic skills at this We Love Art workshop. The course consists of seven weeks of teaching and painting, plus an exhibition the week after. Students will learn colour, perspective, composition techniques.
Dhs1,750. 10.30am-1.30pm. Ongoing. We Love Art, Al Azaal Street (24A Street) Villa 21, Umm Suqeim 2 (056 76 91 995).

Drawing workshop
thejamjar, alongside facilitator Maryam Rahman Agha, is offering a one-day workshop to adults both experienced and novice in the discipline of drawing. Before breaking the rules with experimental designs, learn and explore the various techniques using a variety of media. Study the principles of lines and space, perspective and proportion and light and shadow, while developing and improving your observation skills. Basic drawing materials can be provided.
Dhs150. 11am-1pm. thejamjar, RKM Properties, Street 17A, Al Quoz 3 (04 341 7303).

Sunday 13

Noor Bahjat: Young Artist in Residency
As the first artist to be awarded Ayyam Gallery’s Young Artist in Residency programme, Noor Bahjat will present a selection of her new works. Graduating at the top of her class from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Damascus, the artist works from detailed sketches and self-portraits in a painterly, expressionist style and with a primarily figurative subject matter.
Until September 15. Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 62420).

Monday 14

French-Italian photographer Matilde Gattoni’s exhibition shows women from various backgrounds and cultures in their daily lives in a series of images. She captures explorers in Dubai, war refugees in Kenya, Eritrea and Lebanon, and tsunami survivors in Indonesia.
Free. 7pm. Until October 31. Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).

Tuesday 15

After the Deluge

Elias Zayat is one of the most significant Syrian artists of the 20th century, and a key founder of the country’s contemporary art movement. Zayat’s parallel life as an art restorer and historian is evident in his rich vocabulary drawn from Byzantine and other popular imagery. In ‘After The Deluge’, he returns to the ancient city of Palmyra.
Until November 4. Green Art Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz (050 553 6495).

The Meeting Point
The exhibition brings together the work of four key Azerbaijani artists – Rashad Alakbarov, Orkhan Huseynov, Aida Mahmudova and Farid Rasulov. They will exhibit new work across a range of media including painting, installation and sculpture exploring themes of memory, home and tradition during an era of rapid modernisation and globalisation in Azerbaijan.
Until Until October 15. Cuadro Gallery, Gate Village 10, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 425 0400).

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