It was an enjoyable full day at Quoz Happens on November 23rd live painting!!
This art festival, billed as the place “Where Art, Design, Music, and Film meet on the common dais for cultural talented minds” happened on Al Serkal Avenue in Dubai, a great focal point for arts & creativity.
The exhibition had over 10 galleries open, with pop-up art collections, art talks, outdoor live art wall painting, live music and much more. Crowds flocked by smart looking young professionals from all over Dubai, including camera-toting students and art collectors.
Airbrush artists working their magic:
The full day program that ran from 10am – 10pm include Live Art by artists, music performances, film screenings, workshops and art exhibition openings. Everyone enjoyed the rock and jazz music provided by youngsters; it was true music fusion! There was an open air eating area that offered fantastic and awesome experiences, too. The evening activities from 4pm – 5:30pm were arranged by Campus Art Dubai in partnership with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (DCAA), and a documentary produced as a part of last year’s Artists in Residence (AiR) program was introduced, then the roster of artists selected for their 2014 residencies was announced. It was a special meeting, that meant a lot to us, as Creative Dee’s CEO Dalia Alwan – is now a member of Campus Art Dubai 2013 / 2014 group.
“We believe that projects such as Quoz Happens attracts more cultural minds and create a daytime framework for visitors to explore the area through cultural activities,” said Abdelmonem bin Eisa Alserkal, the developer of Alserkal Avenue.
Art enthusiasts gathering to have a quick bite outdoors:
Another very exciting event at Al Serkal Avenue was Campus Art Dubai & Indie Print Publishing in the UAE.
Inside A4 Warehouse where the Campus Art Dubai and Residency Program 2013 / 2014 were announced:
The Indie Publishing talk: from left to right Natasha Stallard, Meitha Mazrooei, Narain Jashanmal, Conor Purcell and Ahmad Makia.
Narain Jashanmal is the General Manager, Books and Magazines at Jashanmal, the leading importer and distributor of magazines and books in the GCC.
Conor Purcell is the founder and editor of We Are Here magazine, and was formerly the editor of Emirates’ Inflight magazine Open Skies.
Meitha Al Mazrooei is founder and editor of WTD Magazine.
Moderated by Natasha Stallard, editor of Brownbook magazine. Dubai has become home to a number of independent self-published arts & culture magazines in recent years; this panel discussion brought together editors to debate the role of print in the digital world, critique vs. citizen journalism, and telling locally relevant stories.
Part of the Quoz event, Campus Art Dubai also presented a board conversation featuring AMOR, as well as, Ahmad Makia and Rahel Aima, editors at THE STATE magazine.
We really enjoyed ourselves over there, and would like to thank everyone who facilitated this fantastic event.