Upcoming Activities At Warehouse421

Aug 15,2018

This September, Abu Dhabi's Warehouse421 will return with another diverse program of engaging talks, workshops and exhibitions for the residents of Abu Dhabi and the UAE.  Located in Mina Zayed, the creative hub showcases the work of artists in the region and gives residents a place to interact with their creative side.

Septembers workshops will be lead by current or former Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship (SEAF) Fellows, forming a series of hands-on workshops that are all open to the public. The workshops and exhibitions are held in partnership with Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship (SEAF), Cuadro Gallery and Gulf Photo Plus. 



Community & Critique: SEAF 2017/18 Cohort 5 Show

September 8

This exhibition represents a culmination of a year-long engagement in the Salama bin Hamdan Emerging Artists program (SEAF). Bringing their works into Warehouse421 means stepping outside the intimacy of the SEAF studios, into the culture and community of the city. Presenting their work in a professional space provides an opportunity to share and speak about it with others; and thus becomes an important moment within their continuing process. The show will run until 4 November.


Redefining Space: Between Borders

September 8

A photographic exhibition showcasing the work of Camille Zakharia, portrays the artists struggle as he tries to settle away from his homeland. This exhibition runs untill September 30. 



Community & Critique: SEAF 2017/18 Cohort 5

September 8

A panel discussion featuring artists from the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship (SEAF), followed by an open critique of their work. Fellows will discuss their works and answer questions from the public. The session focuses on the value of constructive language as an integral tool in the artistic process.

Speakers:  Nadine Ghandour, Obaid AlBudoor, Taqwa Alnaqbi and Zayed Temash



Photography Level 2 Full Manual Mode

September 14 and 15 – 10 am to 3 pm

This intermediate workshop will combine theoretical and practical lessons to help photographers switch from a semi-manual mode to manual. It will also teach participants how to work with light and experiment with more complex areas of photography such as portraiture, travel, family, food, and wedding photography. 

InstructorWilbur Smith, Videographer and Photographer

Entry: Dh 780


Introduction to Cement Casting  

September 19 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Students will learn the basics of cement casting and hand sculpting using silicone moulds, wire and plaster mesh. By the end, each participant will have made a cement base that can hold handmade trees or branches.

Instructor: Afra Al Dhaheri, Visual Artist & SEAF Alumni

Entry: Dh 120


Introduction to Macramé 

September 20 and 21 – 11 am to 2 pm

Participants will be taught both basic and complex macramé knots which will enable them to create their own modern plant hanger and wall hanging. All supplies will be provided. 

Instructor: Meredith Huston, Founder of Turquoise Boutique Studio 

Entry: Dh 380


Introduction to 2D Portraiture   

September 29 – 11 am to 3 pm

Participants will learn basic greyscale drawing and painting skills. They will start with a self-portrait gridded out onto tiled blocks to help them focus on each area separately.

InstructorFatima Albudoor, Visual Artist & SEAF Fellow

Entry: Dh 220


All workshops are strictly for ages 16 and above. For more info visit www.warehouse421.ae


Image Courtesy: Introduction to 2d portraiture - Supplied