The Amboseli ecosystem is unique. No other place in Africa combines its special hydrology, topography , geology and cultural history. Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya is famous for its views of Kilimanjaro and its iconic elephants. Cynthia Moss has been studying these elephants for the last 46 years, her project is the longest continuous study of elephants in the world.
Sophie Walbeoffe has exhibited regularly with the Majlis Gallery over the last twenty five years having lived in Dubai in the 1980’s. Combining their special talents and experience Sophie and Cynthia share the amazing beauty of Amboseli and the elephants in a book with Sophies paintings and Cynthias words. Many of the paintings and drawings will be exhibited and for sale in the Majlis gallery during Sikka 2019 with the book being officially launched at the same time
Glass Manifesto is the Creative Partnership of Peter Bowles & Anne Clifton.
Peter Bowles is recognised as one of Australia’s finest makers. Renowned for his technical mastery, his inventive approach to his craft and a dedication to a practice that spans object making, contemporary craft and public art. A prolific and fastidious artist, he has exhibited, lectured, researched and made work throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA.
Anne Clifton brings an unparalleled enthusiasm and a sense of wonder to her work. Her innate curiosity drives her practice which has taken her throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and the USA. Her commitment, vision and deep regard for community engagement have positioned her as a significant member of the international studio glass movement. She will be holding glass making workshops during Sikka
Fish and Fruit is an exhibition of Oils, Etchings and sculptural forms by Bahraini artist Jamal Abdul Rahim.
Originally a Fisherman, Jamal always knew he was also an artist. His totally untutored journey into the creative world allowed him the freedom to experiment, discover and on occasions stretch the boundaries of conventional image making. It was the world of printmaking that first engaged him, Jamal’s modern touch, which is often applied in a seemingly random fashion, is only found in the most confident of artists. He is a master of the print-making process but a fine painter and draftsman too, often presenting a series of etchings or paintings in highly original book form. More recently he has begun working in three dimensions a medium that appeals to this physical but deep thinking artist who is fast becoming recognized as an important player in the Middle Eastern art world.