Jumeirah Al Qasr Launches ‘Jumeirah Art’ exhibition in Partnership with ‘Dubai Culture’
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 June 2018: Jumeirah Al Qasr Hotel, a luxury hotel and the jewel in the crown of Madinat Jumeirah, announced its partnership with Dubai Culture & Arts authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, and unveiled a dedicated art gallery space to display the works of talented artists from across the region through the ‘Jumeriah Art‘exhibition that will run till mid-September.
The exhibition will feature the outstanding works of Lulwah Al Homoud, a talented and well-known Saudi artist, whose art comprises vivid geometrical forms and Arabic calligraphy. The artist’s unique pieces are inspired by the distinguished Egyptian Calligrapher Ahmed Moustafa, and by the Pakistani Calligrapher Rasheed Butt, whom she trained with in her younger years.
Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General of Dubai Culture, commented: "We are delighted to collaborate with our partners at Jumeirah Group in bringing a dedicated art gallery space to exhibit talented artists work from across the region. By providing artists with such platforms, we are supporting our mandate to establish Dubai as a global, creative and sustainable city for culture, arts, heritage, and literature. This partnership comes under our Public Art Strategy, which aims to shed light on the unique visual designs of the region’s creative community by displaying their art in creative and innovative ways."
Al Nabouda added: "Our selection of the artist Lulwah Al Homoud comes as part of our on-going efforts to strengthen the collaboration with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in many fields. We also selected her in recognition for her Islamic art style, which supports our efforts to establish Dubai as the capital of Creative Islamic Economy, by shedding light on local and international talents from the Islamic culture and arts".
Commenting on this new project, Pinar Timer, General Manager of Jumeirah Al Qasr said: "At Jumeirah Group, we consider Jumeirah Al Qasr- the crown jewel of Madinat Jumeirah- perfectly reflecting its Arabic name, meaning ‘The Palace’. The unique architecture and interior designs at Al Qasr is inspired by the historical Arabian palaces, and the special ambiance available at Al Qasr makes it the perfect place to host some of the region’s most celebrated artists, especially the Arabic inspired art of Lulwah which we believe really compliments the overall offering of Al Qasr. This new addition to our offerings, will allow guests to enjoy both tasteful art galleries, fun activities at the pool or even mouthwatering dinners at our restaurants all in the same location. We are very proud of our partnership with Dubai Culture, and we are very excited to see this collaboration come to life."
Lulwah is represented in Dubai by Tabari Artspace. She previously had a number of successful solo exhibitions, including one at the Sharjah Calligraphy Museum in 2015, and another one in 2016 at the Hafez Gallery in Jeddah. She also co-curated the ‘Edge of Arabia Exhibition’ at the Brunei Gallery in London, and contributed her work to many international group exhibitions, including the Sundaram Tagore Galleries in New York, AB Gallery in Hong Kong, and to many other art exhibitions in France, Germany, Lebanon, and Korea.