Warehouse421 - Wednesdays at the Warehouse - January 2016

A couple of months ago I wrote about the launch of Warehouse421, a new culture hub in Abu Dhabi. Besides being an exhibition space, we were told the space will be used to host workshops, talks and film screenings.

A recent anouncement was made about Wednesdays at the Warehouse, a curated program of creative activities and events that will take place every other Wednesday between 20th January and 27th April. The events are free to attend and aims to engage with anyone interested in the arts.

“Through a diversity of workshops, panel discussions, and film screenings amongst other activities, ‘Wednesdays at the Warehouse’ presents unique opportunities for both the avid culture enthusiast and the artistically curious, to be part of the constantly growing art scene in the country.” Faisal Al Hassan, the Programming Manager of Wednesdays at the Warehouse

I will list the events mon a montlhy basis, but you can see the complete line up here. Here's the list of activities taking place on Wednesday, 20th January 2016:

Workshop: Mixed-media Constructions - Collage techniques

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Participants will be introduced to various mixed-media and collage techniques including painting, printing and assembling found objects, materials and images to create layered and expressive compositions interpreting the UAE’s desert landscape.


Amanda Nedham, Artist

Alanoud Al Obaidly, Artist 

Alumni, the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship

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Film screenings - 7.30pm - 9.30pm 

Ave Maria

Directed by Basil Khalil

Palestine, France, Germany | PG | Drama, Comedy | 15 minutes | 2015

Nuns of the 'Sisters of Mercy convent' in the middle of the West Bank wilderness have their daily routine of silence and prayer disrupted when a family of religious Jewish settlers crash their car into the convent’s wall.

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Sea Shadow

Directed by Nawaf Al Janahi

UAE | PG13 | Drama | 98 minutes | 2011

Set in a small seaside neighborhood in the United Arab Emirates, Sea Shadow follows teenagers Mansoor and Kaltham as they struggle with tradition and convention in their journey towards adulthood. Bound by family and deeply-rooted values, the pair must find the courage to forge their own paths.

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