Events - 2016

Art Dubai
Date: 16th to 19th March 2016
Venue:Madnat Jumeirah

 Art Dubai

Art Dubai is the leading inter­national art fair in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The tenth edition of the fair took place March 16-19, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Art Dubai is held under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai. Taking place each year in March, Art Dubai presents a select yet diverse line-up of around 90 galleries from the UAE and around the world, across three programmes: Contemporary; Modern, devoted to masters from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia; and Marker, a curated section of artspaces that focuses each year on a particular theme or geography.

This year when I attended the 10th Edition Art Dubai- VIP opening, I noticed Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the very simple and modest ruler of Dubai.

Arty Mauritius Independence Celebration
Date: 12th March 2016
Venue: Super U Flacq-Mauritius

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ZeeArts Community- MAURITIUS in collaboration with Super U-Flacq- Flacq Coeur de Ville team up to organize an Arty festival to celebrate the Mauritius Independence Day, where we brought Mauritian artists painters and sculptors from different corner of the island through diverse categories including aspiring children artists, emerging artists and renown Mauritian artists to celebrate the independence day as a first initiative of ZeeArts-Mauritius. The visitors of Super U, took the pride to stop and interact with the artists where they had the opportunity to experience the artists painting live. It was indeed an electrifying day where the artists were buzzing like rain droplet everywhere at Super U which was indeed transform to an art studio and later on typical Mauritian gallery.

The known history of Mauritius begins with its discovery by Arabs, followed by Europeans and its appearance on maps in the early 16th century. Mauritius was successively colonized by the Dutch, the French and the British, and became independent in 1968. In 2016, Mauritian artists celebrate and pay tribute to the beautiful island by playing with the four Mauritian flag colors (red, blue, yellow and green)

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our sponsors, Super U Flacq, Flacq Coeur de Ville, Status and Super Printing for their significant support. Our special thanks to all the participants and the ZeeArts- Mauritius team for making this event a great success.

celebrating Women’s Day
Date: 12th March 2016
Venue: Zabeel Park

celebrating Women’s Day

ZeeArts Community celebrates Women’s Day by gathering beautiful women coming from various cultures and different part of the world with diverse profession through an arty live painting to celebrate womanhood at Zabeel Park, a mesmerizing garden in Dubai; Yet the theme this year is to #Pledge for Parity and we decided that our #pledge is dedicated for something that is deep to us on a personal level and ultimately expressing our pledge on the white canvas through creativity. This initiative has created a significant impact as we brought both women artists while others never touch a brush since years. The interaction between them enable us to share our experiences through a mutual understanding and dialogue.

celebrating Women’s Day

As we were painting live in a public garden, we had visitors who was curious and stop by to appreciate the arts. It was a memorable and different afternoon for all of us. Congratulation to all those wonderful women…Happy Women’s Day not for a day but everyday.

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival
Date: 25th February 2016
Venue: Bayan Ai Wadi, Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and member of the Supreme Council of the UAE; Al Qasimi Foundation organized the 4th Annual Ral Al Khaimah Art Festival on 19th to 25th February in Ras Al Khaimah and bring 76 local and International artists together. The event was opening with a glittering red carpet at Bayan Tree Al Wadi on 19th Feb where eminent personalities of Ras Al Khaimah attended and followed by the Film Screen and Award Ceremony on 20th at RAK Chamber of Commerce with an Exhibition at the RAK museum till 25th February.

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

Zaahirah Muthy, a Mauritian artist activist and Founder of ZeeArts ommunity enter the registration process and submit her work for the first time. She attended the glamourous Red Carpet without knowing that she will be the winner. During the Award night, to her great bewilderment she won the ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016 from the hand of the Director of Al Qasimi Foundation Mr. Suqrat Abdulla Besher and the Ms Aisha Abdullah the Emirati Film maker.

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research was established in 2009 to aid in the social, cultural, and economic development of Ras Al Khaimah, a northern emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Established through Emiri decree, the Foundation is considered a non-profit, quasi-governmental organization and is the visionary initiative of Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. His Highness places great value on education and research, and the Al Qasimi Foundation was created to generate a world-class body of research on Ras Al Khaimah and the broader UAE region, develop local capacity in the public sector, and engage the community in its work.

2nd Edition Artistic and Cultural Retreat- UAE and Oman
Date: 28th to 30thJanuary 2016
Venue: Liwa Art Hub

2nd Edition Artistic and Cultural Retreat- UAE and Oman

ZeeArts Community from UAE in collaboration with Liwa Art Hub and Paragon Arts from Oman, joined hands to bring the 2nd edition of Artistic Exchange Retreat between two neighboring countries UAE and Oman from Thursday 28th to 30th January this year.

The strategic concept is aimed at bringing the artists from UAE and Oman together to help promote the cross-cultural exchange of art, values and to understand its relevance
On the evening of 28th January 10 artists from Oman and 15 artists from Dubai set out for the most unforgettable journey to Liwa Art Hub. Exotic Liwa has long been a favorite destination and inspiration for countless literary, visual and performing artists and thinkers.

2nd Edition Artistic and Cultural Retreat- UAE and Oman

Next day morning the artists were taken for Liwa walks. The majesty and silence of the sand dunes were incredibly captivating. After a great photo shoot in the desert backdrop the artists were served with a very authentic local breakfast on red carpet. The liwa walks were followed by a panel discussion between esteemed Omani artist Mr. Anwar Sonya, esteemed Emirati artist Mr. Khalil Abdulwahid and the founder of Zee Arts Community, Ms Zaahirah Zabeen Muthy. The artists then participated in a very informative workshop on artists biography by a renowned fellow artist Kasia. Brimming with creativity all the artists then headed towards the studio and got indulged in the world of paints and galore. The entire evening Liwa Art Hub was oozing with art and passion towards art.

2nd Edition Artistic and Cultural Retreat- UAE and Oman

The rendezvous with art continued in the next day morning after the breakfast. And finally the exemplary event came to an end with a wonderful exhibition set by the artists and certificate distribution by Ms Zaahirah and the owner and founder of Liwa Art Hub Mr. Ahmed Al Yafei. The whole event ushered into the endless possibilities of human art and culture across the geographical borders.

2nd Edition Artistic and Cultural Retreat- UAE and Oman

Zaahirah quoted: ‘The vision of ZeeArts Community is to Connect artists to Create Community and Celebrate Arts. It has been a significant retreat to bring an added value in the life of the artists; the Artistic and Cultural Retreat is at its 2nd edition, the event have enhanced artists relationship between UAE and OMAN. This exchange retreat was definitely a memorable and unique experience for each participating artist. I deeply believe in the empowerment of artists through a constructive approach by sharing, dialogue in a friendly environment’.

IWS En Plein Air Session
Date: 8th January 2016
Venue: Bab Al Shams Hotel

IWS En Plein Air Session

Early Morning "En Plein Air Session" by IWS Artists at the iconic Hotel destination; situated in the heart of the desert and nestled in the dunes of Dubai, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is the ultimate luxury retreat. The artists waiting patiently for the sun raise to capture the extraordinary landscape of this unique place. The International Watercolor Society (IWS) is a non-profit organization which was established in January 2012 with the objective of promoting the world's oldest and most deeply rooted painting technique; the art of watercolor, headed by Mrs Mrinmay Sebastian, the President of IWS Dubai.