Art

Banking on art?

UPDATED 8 AUG 19 Noor Bank, the UAE’s leading Shari’ah-compliant bank, has introduced an interesting extra for its customers and others: Noor Art Online Gallery is a digital showcase for artworks, available for credit card […]

Competition

Flamingo watch: winning designs for Al Wathba wetlands

The winning designs for the competition to design a flamingo observation platform and connecting boardwalk for Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba Wetland Reserve have been published. The platform is intended as a new architectural landmark for […]

Art

The Metamorphosis of DIFC?

Nesma Moharam’s winning piece for the ARTFIVEO open call has been unveiled at DIFC. Under the title Metamorphosis of Dubai, it’s a monumental mural 53 by 11m on the wall outside the nearly-completed ICD Brookfield […]

Competition

28 designs shortlisted for LAGI 2019 Abu Dhabi

A total of 28 projects have made it to the shortlist for the sixth Land Art Generator Initiative design competition, a brief which called for a landmark energy-generating work of public art for a site […]

Family

OPINION Music and children: the importance of education

Scientists have always emphasised how equal humans are. But we are differentiated too – through gender and race, through religion and culture. Sometimes these factors have served to separate us and cause divisions in the […]

Art

Local artists on film: the quick-start option

A few weeks ago we were sent a link to a five-minute YouTube vid of a Dubai artist talking about their work, inspiration and techniques. When you come across art and artists, you don’t usually […]

Award

First Herman Miller Living Office Award goes to dwp

dwp (design worldwide partnership) has won the first Herman Miller Living Office Award for workspace design in the Middle East. dwp’s rather good work for the Smart Dubai offices in Dubai Design District won it […]

Architecture

A new modern art museum for Sharjah?

A new museum of contemporary Arab art could be coming to Sharjah, a move that will further enhance the Emirate’s credentials both as a powerhouse of modern art and a guardian of Arabic culture. The […]

Competition

Winners of eighth HIPA

The winners have been announced for the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, the world’s richest. The theme for this eight season of HIPA was Hope. As HIPA Secretary General, Ali […]