'On the Wall,' a dedicated event to promote Bahrain’s artists to the wider community, is returning to Interiors Expo, the biggest integrated business-to-business showcase for the interiors, construction and property sectors in the Northern Gulf region, which kicks off in the capital Manama this month.
The event is scheduled for March 22 to 24 at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre and will take place alongside the Gulf Property Show and Gulf Construction Expo, ensuring the continued success of the complementary integrated B2B showcase for the construction, interiors and property sectors in the Northern Gulf, said the event organisers, Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions (HCE).
The third edition will host a who’s who of Bahrain Art including Abbas Almosawi, Balqees Fakhro, Omar Alrashid, Ahmed Anan, Adnan Al Ahmed, Mahdi T. Al Jallawi, Leena Al Ayoobi, Jaffar Aloraibi, Marwa Rashid Al Khalifa, Mariam Ali Fakhro and Zuhair Al-Saeed, it stated.
On the Wall 3 is supported by the newly initiated National Council of Arts and the official opening will be presided over by its Chairman Shaikh Rashid Al Khalifa. As part of the On the Wall showcase there will be an exposition of art from the students of University of Bahrain, it added.
HCE Managing Director Jubran Abdulrahman said the National Arts Council is spearheading a campaign to spread art awareness and to develop an environment which will nurture creativity and support local artists. In keeping with these aims we are committed to ensure that On the Wall 3 will have artists displaying their talents across a variety of mediums, including painting, photography and sculpture."
"There is a growing interest in investment in the art scene of Bahrain with organisations such as the National Council of Arts and Bahrain Art Framing having succeeded in their positioning of local talents on the global map," stated Abdulrahman.
"At the event we will be showcasing the works of talented individuals, and some of the artists will run a series of workshops on Calligraphy, Live Painting and Creativity sessions," he added.
HCE Exhibitions Director Ahmed Suleiman said: "Art is an essential element of Interior Design and “On the Wall 3” is synergistic with the aims of Interiors Expo as we look to bring to mind the thought that Bahraini art can be used to decorate our homes, enjoyed as part of our daily lives and considered as an investment for the future."
A major exhibition organiser, HCE, had previously managed the Rebuild Iraq event, Kuwait International Trade Fair and Dubai Maritime Exhibition. HCE has now established its reputation as a leading conferences and exhibitions company in Bahrain.-TradeArabia News Service