Buro 24/7 Middle East's daily highlights from the SIKKA Art Fair 2014

Buro 24/7 Middle East's daily highlights from the SIKKA Art Fair 2014

Taking place March 15–25

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With outdoor screenings, live music, workshops and artist talks – the SIKKA Art Fair 2014 is set to enthrall visitors while highlighting the rich heritage of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

Founded by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the SIKKA Art Fair is an annual initiative to support and showcase Emirati and Dubai-based talent. Since its establishment in 2011, SIKKA has provided a platform for a wide variety of industry talents, covering the areas of performing arts, film and music.

The 10-day event taking place in the heritage-rich Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood will feature a myriad of exciting happenings; Buro 24/7 Middle East spotlights events to look forward to each day of the fair...


Saturday 15

Artists-in-residence (A.i.R) Dubai Open Studio Tour

18:00 - 19:00 | House 11

A.i.R Dubai is set to host a tour with its residents including Maryam Al Qassimi, Sara Al Haddad, Maitha Demithan, Nadia Ayari and Sunoj D, along with curator-in-residence L. İpek Ulusoy Akgül.


Saturday 16

Shadow Puppets Workshop

14:00 - 19:00 | House 12

The Animation Chamber offers attendees an opportunity to learn how to create shadow puppets, as well as offer details of what it takes to perform behind a small theatre.

Monday 17

Light Painting

19:00 - 22:00 | House 12

The Animation Chamber will demonstrate the art of light painting, which will enable visitors to light paint themselves so that they become part of the show.

Tuesday 18

Talk: Omar Sharif & Marwan Al Khaja

19:00 - 20:30 | House 19

In this discussion, Omar and Marwan will cover the importance of original collectable products in both comics and action figures.

Wednesday 19

Grooves & Crackles: A Vinyl Night

19:00 - 21:00 | Courtyard A

This event hosted by The Magazine Shop encourages people to bring their own vinyl, and buy and swap them with others, or simply enjoy networking with like-minded people while listening to tunes that combine funk, soul and much more.

Thursday 20

Gypsum workshop

19:00 - 21:00 | House 8

The Architectural Heritage Society welcomes children and adults to participate making decorations using gypsum and moulds.

Friday 21

Ghaf Tree planting Workshop

16:00 - 16:45 and 17:00 - 17:45 | House 19

Hosted by Goumbook, attendees will have the opportunity to learn why the Ghaf Tree is important both culturally and environmentally. During the session, participants will plant a seed for their very own Ghaf – which will be left on site during the three days of the workshop, then taken to a nursery where people can go to follow their tree's progress.

Saturday 22

'Sounds of the City' Workshop

14:00 - 17:00 | House 19

Led by Nazima Ahmed, this workshop will explore the relationship between sound and community through everyday life. The aim is to create dynamic, wearable sound based prints that express Dubai's identity.

Sunday 23

Comic Book Style Drawing Workshop

19:00 - 20:30 | House 19

During this workshop, host Rayden Kusumo will teach teach participants the art of drawing in comic book style.

Monday 24

The Carton Takeover

19:00 - 21:00 | Courtyard A

The Carton, a Lebanese food and culture publication, will be taking over The Magazine Shop for the night, highlighting regional music delights that complement their upcoming music and food issue.

Tuesday 25

The Design House Feast

19:00 - 22:00 | House 12

To celebrate the end of Design House 2014, The Design House is set to host a feast on the rooftop, encouraging the SIKKA community, workshop participants, and visitors to meet, eat and converse.

Sikka Art Fair runs from March 15–25, 2014

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