Journey to the UK 2013


Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to the United Kingdom


Create & Inspire 2013 was a regional search to find the most talented young artists, photographers and filmmakers living in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

 

The Crossway Foundation selected 10 winners whose work successfully responded to the theme ‘Public Art: Re-imagining Your Community’. Louna, Engy, Shaweesh, Ahmed, Abdulaziz, Mohanna, Asma, Nadine, Nour and Mohammed took part in the journey of a lifetime to the United Kingdom in August 2013.

 

The winners were in the UK between 18 – 30 August 2013, working with top creative industries in both London and Yorkshire, including Christie’s Education, Mile End Community Project, Serpentine Galleries and Edgware Road Project, Tate Britain, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Adam Williamson (sculptor) and Bold Tendencies.

 

The end result of the winners’ time in the UK was an exhibition titled ‘Bye Bye Landan’ held at the Edge of Arabia Gallery on Thursday 29 August 2013. The event was an evening of art, poetry, music, film and food, and was a chance for the 10 winners to share their experiences in front of an audience of over 100 people. For photographs of the event and exhibition, click here.

 

This initiative was made possible thanks to the generous support of the following organisations: Community Jameel, Qatar Museums, Qatar UK 2013, Saudi Aramco, The Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation and Etihad Airways.

 

All films from the Journey to the UK are available to view by clicking here and a selection of photographs is available by clicking here.

 


“I really enjoyed the experience and took so much away from it. I loved the workshops, each one had so much to offer, and I now have a sketchbook full of ideas and inspirations that I collected throughout the trip. My work has definitely been influenced, and I am already working on a project that is inspired by some of the public artworks that we saw.”

Nadine Nour El Din, United Arab Emirates

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to the United Kingdom



Create & Inspire 2013 was a regional search to find the most talented young artists, photographers and filmmakers living in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

 

The Crossway Foundation selected 10 winners whose work successfully responded to the theme ‘Public Art: Re-imagining Your Community’. Louna, Engy, Shaweesh, Ahmed, Abdulaziz, Mohanna, Asma, Nadine, Nour and Mohammed took part in the journey of a lifetime to the United Kingdom in August 2013.

 

The winners were in the UK between 18 – 30 August 2013, working with top creative industries in both London and Yorkshire, including Christie’s Education, Mile End Community Project, Serpentine Galleries and Edgware Road Project, Tate Britain, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Adam Williamson (sculptor) and Bold Tendencies.

 

The end result of the winners’ time in the UK was an exhibition titled ‘Bye Bye Landan’ held at the Edge of Arabia Gallery on Thursday 29 August 2013. The event was an evening of art, poetry, music, film and food, and was a chance for the 10 winners to share their experiences in front of an audience of over 100 people. For photographs of the event and exhibition, click here.

 

This initiative was made possible thanks to the generous support of the following organisations: Community Jameel, Qatar Museums, Qatar UK 2013, Saudi Aramco, The Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation and Etihad Airways.

 

All films from the Journey to the UK are available to view by clicking here and a selection of photographs is available by clicking here.

 

“I really enjoyed the experience and took so much away from it. I loved the workshops, each one had so much to offer, and I now have a sketchbook full of ideas and inspirations that I collected throughout the trip. My work has definitely been influenced, and I am already working on a project that is inspired by some of the public artworks that we saw.”

Nadine Nour El Din, United Arab Emirates


The Team

Louna Bou Ghanem

Engy Hashem

Abdullah Alshehri

Ahmed Alshayeb

Abdulaziz Al Harbi

Mohanna Tayeb

Asma Al Ahmad

Nadine Nour el Din

Nour Abuhayeh

Mohammed Alhajji

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