Since opening its large doors at the back end of 2014, Arts-Mart has emerged as one of the most unique galleries in Egypt, thanks in part to the huge space at its disposable and the eclectic cross-section of Cairenes it has come to attract.
Founded by the triple-tag-team of Lina Mowafy, Dina Shaaban and Hatem Zazou, Arts-Mart has always done things a little differently and prided itself on being open to one and all, with the gallery’s latest exhibition set to be held in collaboration with NGO, the Abdel Wahab Abdel Mohsen Foundation.
Launching on Monday 2nd of November, Boats of the Borrollos brings together contributions from Egyptian, Indian, Portuguese, Jordanian, Sudanese and Bahraini artists in a unique exhibition that will showcase 28 different painted boats, produced during a symposium in Balteem last month.
A selection of the boats set to be displayed. (Arts-Mart/Facebook)
Organised by the Abdel Wahab Abdel Mohsen Foundation, the two-week symposium saw over 35 artists take part in the project using the traditional boats used along Kafr El Sheikh’s Borrollos Lake. In addition, participating artists also painted murals along the Nile Delta city’s walls – the latest in a string of activities undertaken by the foundation, which organises courses, conferences cultural talks and exhibitions for local communities, as well as developing work opportunities through the creation of micro-businesses in Kafr El Sheikh.
Galal El Missary’s photography of the murals painted will also be on show (Galal El Missary/Facebook)
Each boat will be on sale for 8,000LE with a percentage of the profits going straight to the foundation. The exhibition will run between the 2nd and 16th of November.
For more information, check out the Arts-Mart Facebook page.
By Kalam El Qahaira