Celebrate Colour!

Did you know that there is a place in Dubai where you can go and surround yourself with feel-good colours? And it is thanks to Elmarsa Gallery in Alserkal Avenue that is showing works by the most renowned Algerian female artist Baya Mahieddine. Baya’s vibrant paintings talk to me folkloric women, flowers, butterflies and birds, but […]

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The Importance Of Asking

For those who are not familiar with Amanda Palmer, here is a little background. Amanda has been a lot of things: an artist, Dresden Dolls singer, songwriter, musician, and crowdfunding pioneer. She is a lead singer and songwriter of Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra. I sometimes find her public persona troubling, but I […]

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We are our homes

Have you already found your home away from home?   I left my childhood home when I was in my early twenties; I travelled through Europe went to Italy, Greece, Spain, France and lived in Ireland, Jersey, Holland, and Oman to finally settle in Dubai, UAE  – 6,225 km away from my childhood home.   […]

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Fabric(ated) Fractures

How do you feel about this wall? I find it so vibrant and diverse. Last week I was lucky enough to see the group exhibition featuring works by Bangladeshi, South Asian, and Southeast Asian artists opened in Alserkal Avenue with collaboration with Samdani Art Foundation. It was a genuine and fascinating reflection on the human […]

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