Events Calendar - January 2018

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I am 'Khaleeji'

'I am Khaleeji'
Date and time
05 - 23 Oct 2017 (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Birmingham School of Art: Margaret Street

Map and Directions



The International Project Space (IPS) at Margaret Street, in partnership with Ulafa'a Initiative, would like to invite you to a series of events that offers prelude to the contemporary art scene of the Arab Gulf.  

The art scene within the Arab Gulf (or GCC) has been through a state of flux. Typically exposed to Western audiences, and the greater art world, as a strongly diluted stereotypical image of the Middle East. The Arab Gulf’s distinctive art identity remains undervalued. 

This project addresses the misconceptions of the contemporary art scene in the Gulf, it offers an alternative view that is diverse, unique and vernacular in attempt to understand its complexity and dynamics. This ongoing project will develop into a series of seminars and public talks. Specifically focusing on shedding light on the Gulf art scene as a distinctive voice within the Middle East.

Opening reception

October 9, 2017 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

By the Book Exhibition (foyer and IPS at School of Arts)

October 9 - 23, 2017

Opening reception: October 9, 2017 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Curator’s Talk by Tamadher Ali:Bahrain: The emerging art scene and the role of art in reconciling society

October 12, 2017 |  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Panel Discussion: As noted/ unnoticedCultural Production in the GCC  

October 19, 2017 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM