Events - 2013


Event: 2nd Edition Mauritian Spirit 2013
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
Date: 23rd to 26th October

World Youth Forum, Right to Dialogue

Kick off your shoes... Mauritius is just a few steps away from the office. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City is bringing you one step closer to making your tropical dreams come true. At Dusk Terrace from the 23rd to 26th of October 2013, where Mauritian Chef Hassan Massood took the guests on a culinary break to the lovely island of Mauritius and provide the opportunity to enjoy a few days of island rhythms, authentic food, colourful entertainment and a painting exhibition by the Mauritian artist Zaahirah Muthy.

A special treat with the SEGA Dance Group by Denis Claude and a Mauritian DJ cliff made the Dubai Community rock the night away.

ZeeArts present a collection of 12 paintings which illustrate the transition from Mauritius to Dubai. Her presence was noticeable by many of the guests who made it second time. It was a fantastic opportunity for the Mauritian community to network, enjoy and build up business relation. Thanks to Radisson Blu Dubai Media City for this wonderful experience.

Event: World Youth Forum, Right to Dialogue
Venue: University Trieste, Italy
Date: 3rd to 6th October 2013

World Youth Forum, Right to Dialogue

World Youth Forum - 6th Edition of "Right to Dialogue" is an International Forum for young people involved in solidarity in different countries of the world. It is an annual event organized by Associazione di volontariato “Poesia e Solidarietà” in collaboration with University of Trieste held in Trieste-Italy where more than 35 nationalities attended under the leadership of Professor Gabriella Valera Gruber, President of Associazione di Volontariato Poesia e solidarità.

Following my presentation on "Engage Yourself and Inspire Others", I came up with an interactive Public Arts concept as a symbol of our engagement to support Right to Dialogue Forum through our printed hands and beautiful words from different countries. We are from different part of the world, different background, different mind-set, different ethnic group, different culture, different nationalities…. yet we are all young activists and ready to make a difference.

The Zee Arts Event: Art Critic
Date: 28th September 2013

Art Critic is a novel initiative organized by Dubai Art Fan on Saturday 28th September. the concept is to get the arts of emerging artist in UAE to evaluate by professional artists and art collectors. There was a voting system and members of Jury categorize three key factors to provide their feedback: First Impression, Objective (Colors, shapes, lines and texture) and Subjective (Communication, sensory, Qualities and Mood.

I was the happy winner of this evening,My painting entitled "My Mosque" conquer the panelist, art collectors and others artists. Special thanks to Mona Al Assad and her Team for giving us this opportunity and the panelist feedback which was really constructive.

The painting entitled: My Mosque was inspired by a very powerful verses from the Holy Quran "Hasbunallah hou wa nirmalwakil"

Peace on the Sea
International Peace Day
Date: 21st September 2013

Summer Affordable Art Sale 2013

International Peace Day is celebrated on Saturday 21st September 2013. ZeeArts organized "Peace on the Sea" in collaboration with UMT-RTA. The main objective is to provide emerging artists with a new experience on a boat and paint in the spirit of networking and celebrating Peace Day. It was a unique experience for all the artists to paint on the waving boat. We live in a world where selfishness, thirst for power and conflict emerge on a daily basis and PEACE is a universal dream we all hope to achieve one day. This year the theme chosen by the UN is “Education for PEACE”.

We as artists/activists believe that education is the key to a bright future and can open doors for us as emerging artists. Through education, the concepts of solidarity & mutual respect among artists can be embodied in our hearts and with these qualities a ground for peace can easily be set.

We were 11 artists from different nationalities and we had the opportunity to have among us an International Artist- Ms Bari- A healing Arts Therapist. Special thanks goes to UMT-RTA for their support in this project and to all artists who attended

Date: 21st August 2013
Venue: Municipality of Port Louis, Mauritius

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“An act of kindness, no matter how big or small, is never wasted”.

“Betty Back to Life” shows the very essence of compassion, generosity and patience. The story provides an insight of how a small action can bring tremendous inner satisfaction, happiness and ultimately can make a difference in the life of others. I have been inspired by a true story about my son Zeeshaan and his chick ‘Betty’

The illustration has been selected among the 150 World’s finest artists-illustrators under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohamed Al Qassimi, the Ruler of Sharjah, in UAE for the 2nd edition of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival. This edition brings a collection of exquisite, diverse and innovative illustrations made by the outstanding illustrators from Asia, Africa, Europe, America, Australia and this year from Mauritius as well.

After my nomination, I have decided to write a story to accompany the illustration and publish it to inspire the primary students. This community project is one of the objectives of Zee Arts Community which is a platform of emerging and leading artists where we foster community arts initiatives activities.

I would like to thank the Municipal Council of Port Louis, ENGEN and GBTT for their significant support and a special thanks goes to Ms yasmin Mohammed, Mini Menon and Norman Khan.

Date: 17th August 2013
Venue: Municipality of Port Louis

Case Noyale-Mauritius

La Municipality de Port-Louis à organizé un concour de Dessin et la Poési dans le cadre de la Fête de la City. Le theme c'était: Nous les enfants de Port-Louis. En tanque que Jury, j'étais émerveillé par les aspirant d' artistes, la conceptualization et la créativité. Les enfants sont nombreux à avoir participer. Une très bonne initiative de la Municipalité de Port Louis. Je suis fier d'être une Port-Louisienne

Date: 13th August 2013
Venue: Case Noyale-Mauritius

Case Noyale-Mauritius

Initiative of W.H.O.C under the leadership of Audrey; we were at Case Noyale a village in Mauritius. Impressed how the children were so discipline and they wear their best outfit to attend the "Atelier de Peinture" at the community center. More than 100 children want to make their dreams into reality...

The theme was " MY DREAMS" , we have the right to dream and make our dream into reality. Be focus, passionate and believe that there is nothing IMPOSSIBLE, I M POSSIBLE. These are the take away of the workshop.

With the valuable support of the Team, the children print their little hand in order to say YES I CAN MAKE MY DREAM INTO REALITY with a smile on their face...

Dear friends a small action can make a difference in the life of others, I would like to invite you to support WHOC coming projects for the paramount activities to support the vulnerable children in the pockets of poverty region.

Summer Affordable Art Sale 2013
Date 23rd Jun to 22nd August
Venue: Abu Dhabi Art Hub

Summer Affordable Art Sale 2013

It is a high initiative of Abu Dhabi Art Hub to promote the Summer Affordable Arts; Over 250 paintings representing the work of more than 25 artists display for the entire month. It was a unique opportunity that 26 Masters and Emerging artists in the UAE and beyond were invited to exhibit original artworks in various mediums under one roof at the Art Hub. Once again Thank you Abu Dhabi Art Hub for organizing this significant platform for Artist in UAE to network.

June 2013
Kids Arty Fiesta
Venue: Dubai Outlet Mall

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Kids Arty Fiesta is an edutainment Art Show , inspired by the diverse gamut of contemporary form of Arts. The concept trigger the curiosity and instill the passion for Arts through Arts and craft, Photography, Culinary Arts, Story Telling, Music African Drums, Magic workshop and Balloon Twisting.

During these modernization trends, our children are more fascinated by the electronic games which not only create a significant impact of their psychological behavior but shape them into a system of dependence; eventually they don’t have time the space to develop their artistic talent and potential.

Kids Arty Fiesta is an opportunity for the kids to discover their artistic skills and develop in a healthy environment. The primary objective of this project is to educate children in a fun and friendly approach in order to celebrate creativity and imagination.

June 2013
Children Book Illustration Workshop
Venue: Maraya Art Center

The Zee Arts ZeeArts in collaboration with Maraya Art Center organized a free workshop for "Children Book Illustration workshop" which is a project designed especially to trigger the imagination of children in relation to the theme of “Generosity.”

This workshop aims to highlight the inner creativity of children and help them to put their thoughts on paper, write and talk about their personal stories. This workshop has raised up their self-esteem and empowered them for illustrating a book. The two consecutive Saturday session gave the children the opportunity to practice their imagination, writing and drawing skills.

The Zee Arts The passionate artists involved were Shefali, Wael, Mimi and Zaahirah who really enjoy this journey with the kids. However, the kids were proud to showcase their artworks and stories to their parents and went back with a take away of the word "Generosity" in their little mind.

This is one of the objective of ZeeArts to give back to the community.

6-8 June 2013
The Big Picture Exhibition
Venue: Ductac, Mall of Emirates

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The BIG Picture is an independent art exhibition; self-funded and organized by 22 participating artists. The concept is inspired by a fast and busy society that often magnifies minor issues and gets caught up in the details of a demanding daily schedule, while ignoring the vision and the essence of where we are all heading as collectives or individuals and neglecting the significance of the journey and the overall process we each follow.

The Zee Arts 23rd April to 4th May
Children Illustration Book Exhibition
Sharjah Expo Center

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr.Sultan Bin Mohamed Al Qassimi, the 2nd Edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival welcome a beautiful ensemble of illustration of children's Books created by a selection of top 150 World's finest illustrations Artists. This initiative brings to the Emirates of Sharjah a collection of exquisite, diverse and innovative illustrations made by the best illustrators from Asia, Africa, Africa, Europe, North America, latin America, Australia and Mauritius.

It was the very first time to have a Mauritian on board for this Exhibition.

April 2013
Launching of ZeeArts Community

The Zee Arts ZeeArts Community born on 20th April at Radisson Blu, Dubai Downtown where 8 leading artists showcase their artworks to support the Autism Campaign 2013. The artists Wael from Lebanon, Nasir from Sudan, Joyclyn from New Zealander, Amal from Egypt, Bibi from Nigeria, Hamza from Sudan, Ahmed from UAE and Zaahirah shows their generosity to support the community.
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The guest speaker, Dr Rashid Alleem, Chairman of Alleem knowledge Center inspired the visitors on a motivational notes. The ZeeArts community is a hallmark to empower artists and a vehicle to support the community development program. "said Zaahirah". She invites all artists who would like to celebrate creativity to join the platform and exploit the magic of differences.

We would like to applaud the collaboration of the hotel for the tremendous support as part of their CSR program.

March 2013
International Women's Day
Women's Expression Public Arts

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ZeeArts broke the challenge by Performing, Dancing and Painting showing that Women are multi-skills. Painting with the feet is a novel medium of expressing the emotions and pattern of women's life. Zaahirah and Amal two passionate artists rocked Dubai Outlet Mall on 15th March on a master piece canvas they paint and mix colors with their feet showcasing the story board of Evolution of women, Women's Struggle, The modern life of Women and the beauty of Women. The community of Dubai were triggered and amazed by their performance and outcome of the painting. You can still visit the master canvas at the Mall.

March 2013
7th salon d'été

National Art Gallery-Mauritius launched the 7th Salon D'été on 15th March at SSR Art Gallery Quatre Bornes under the theme A visual Ode to Nature. 50 Mauritian artists exhibit their work through a myriad of techniques, concept and installation. Zeearts showcase, Patience has no bound, it is an exuberant piece that depicts the primary elements of consistence and persistence through the repeated patterns that rhythm with the background with Nature.

February 2013
Art Nation at Burjuman Center

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It was a fascinating experience to network and exhibit with Art Nation at Burjuman Center from 22nd to 2nd March. It was at it's second edition where you can meet artists from different countries. ZeeArts bring The Come Back of the Dodo for this Art Event. Shoppers was curious about this huge bird.

28th Jan to 20th Feb 2013
The City is my Canvas at JBR, Dubai

Project Title: Come back of the Dodo

As a native from Mauritius Island, I would like to pay tribute to our unique and extinct bird of our Island. The idea of showcase the ‘Come Back of the Dodo’ is not only educational and scientific but a historical and artistic concept that will create awareness about this extraordinary bird living in the late 17 centuries in the tropical island.

‘Come Back of the Dodo’ has created a significant impact which triggered inquisitive to the promenade community of Dubai; The approach of having a Dodo in the cosmopolitan society like UAE is literally an outstanding and exquisite purpose to make the Dodo still alive in our mind and heart. Just Imagine Dodo in the dessert!

Unfortunately, the tragedy of our Dodo was a prominent lost in the history worldwide; though of its gentleness and un-harmful attribute, they were the main preyed of the sailors who took away all our Dodo.

We miss you Dodo