Vantage Point Sharjah 9 awards

Sharjah Art Foundation announced the winners of its inaugural photography prize at the opening of Vantage Point Sharjah 9 (VPS9) in Al Hamriyah Studios. Presenting works by 53 photographers from 30 countries ad selected from more than 500 entries, the […]


Expo’s Terra gets some Collishaw magic

Equinox, an animated sculpture by British artist Mat Collishaw, is going to be one of the stars of Expo 2020 Dubai. It has just been unveiled at the Grimshaw-designed Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion. Equinox is a 3D moving installation […]


Ajlan Gharem named as Jameel Prize winner

Ajlan Gharem has been announced as the winner of the sixth edition of the Jameel Prize, the £25,000 award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Gharem was chosen by the prize’s jury for his architectural installation Paradise […]


Dyson Award national winners announced

Over 2,000 young inventors entered the James Dyson Award this year, and the jury has nominated a winner and two runners up in each off the 28 participating regions. For the UAE, that means more kudos for the Shield project […]


More short theatre for Dubai

Dubai is getting a brand new three-day festival of theatre under the name Theme 8, with performances at the Theatre at Mall of the Emirates at the end of the month. The festival is for original short plays (8 to […]


Abu Dhabi gets a new ‘creativity festival’

Three days of talks, performances, “dining experiences”, art installations and screenings from an invited roster of “acclaimed global creative talent” are featured in a new ‘creativity festival’ to be held at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat al Saadiyat in October. From the […]