Now in its ninth year, Made In Tashkeel is an exhibition that is held every summer at the Nad Al Sheba gallery, and this year’s instalment runs until Thursday September 1.
It celebrates art created by Dubai artists and designers, and works on show for this edition range from those created using more traditional mediums, such as paintings and sculptures, to more unexpected art forms, such as comic books and dresses.
As well as showcasing the work of the gallery’s members, Made In Tashkeel also helps to demonstrate the wide variety of techniques being used and taught in Tashkeel’s studios and workshops. While the studios are used by professional artists, anyone can go along to learn a new skill, whether it be bookbinding or digital photography.
We have more on four artists whose works are part of the show.
Eman Al Hashemi
Emirati artist Eman Al Hashemi’s works experiment with different forms of printmaking, from screen-printing to working with plaster. One of two works in the exhibition, Eighty One is made up of (you guessed it) eighty-one square etchings and prints.
French-Tunisian street artist eL Seed was in the news recently for painting a mural in Cairo that stretched over more than 50 buildings. He’s also done a residency at Tashkeel and created Life, a metre-tall steel sculpture.
Born and raised here in the UAE, photographer and designer Sham Enbashi also works as an architect. This photograph, In A World Of One-Eyed Men I, is part of a series, and there’s one more on display in the exhibition.
Although she’s originally from Britain, Kathryn Wilson has been based in Dubai for the past 22 years. Her work, while abstract, is often influenced by the sea, showing waves forming and crashing – just like this one, entitled Blue Gold.