This week’s Art & Culture events

Your next seven days of art and culture sorted by our Dubai experts

Wednesday 30

In-Between Spaces This marks German-Iranian artist Haleh Redjaian’s first solo exhibition in the Middle East and it explores her multidisciplinary practise. Inspired by geometry, her drawings, carpets and spatial thread installations depict grids and lines as a framework. Through irregularities, she demonstrates life’s unforeseen surprises.
Until November 5. Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 5052).

Thursday October 1

Diamonds and Pearls
Mr. Fahrenheit, one of London’s most cutting-edge street artists who was the first to spray the Berlin Wall, is coming to Dubai with his latest exhibition Diamonds and Pearls. From single and multilayer stencils to sophisticated cut-outs and collages, he produces hand-pulled silkscreen prints of iconic celebrity faces including John Lennon and Audrey Hepburn.
Until December 31. Z Gallery, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 0333).

Friday 2

The Comedy of Errors William Shakespeare’s shortest play tells the hilarious story of the mistaken identity of two sets of identical twins, but at its heart is a dark and moving tale of a broken family trying to reconnect.
50% off for students. Dhs200 general admission, Dhs100 for students. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. October 2-3. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).

Saturday 3

Chelsea College of Arts Interior Design and Decoration Short Course
Sign up now for a variety of courses from the prestigious London school including The Principles of Interior Design and Decorating Your Villa or Apartment. The courses are targeted at interior designers as well as those looking to develop specialist skills and beginners wishing to pursue their passion.
Class of the week. £435 (Dhs2,480)-£3,812 (Dhs21,700). October 22 to November 4. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, (+44 207 514 8028).

Sunday 4

Jewellery Making Learn the basics of how to make jewellery via professional goldsmith techniques including sawing, filing, hammering, bending and soldering in silver.
Dhs1,600 (12 weeks). 9.30am-12.30pm, 6.30pm-9.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai International Art Centre, Villa 27, Street 75b, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 4398).

Dubai-based French-Moroccan artist Wafa El Hilali paints abstract images using acrylic paints that portray movement and a sudden impulse of creativity. Having travelled all over the world with her latest works, she is now showcasing Underwater in Dubai. The exhibition, somewhat symbolically, explores prosperous populated areas in different locations.
New. Until October 14. Dubai International Arts Centre, Street 75b, Villa 27, near Town Centre Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 4398).

Monday 5

Towards the Absolute of Nature
This showcase of works by the late Moustafa Fathi has been organised under Ayyam Gallery’s custodianship, and serves as the first major posthumous retrospective of the pioneering Syrian painter. Featuring a diverse selection of paintings and works on paper, Towards the Absolute of Nature highlights Fathi’s theoretical treatment of abstraction throughout his works.
Until November 12. Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).

Tuesday 6

Arctic Sentinels French Photographer Nicolas Mingasson turns his photographer’s gaze towards people, capturing men and women who find themselves in extreme situations in countries including Bosnia, Afghanistan and Tibet. In addition, from January to September 2008, Mingasson worked on a series of portraits of emblematic characters from beyond the Arctic Circle, sharing stories of these northernmost populations’ lives.
New. Until October 31. Plantation, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 335 8712).

Portraits of the Middle-Way
Pieces in Olivia Pendergast’s exhibition were painted while she was in two countries in Africa: Malawi and Kenya. Most of the works are portraits of people from Kawangware Slum or from a rural village in Malawi.
Until November 12. Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).

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