Deira City Centre promotes the local art scene; creates a platform for up-and-coming artists
‘Love Art’ initiative to showcase the works of new and established artists
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2012 – Whether a budding arts school student working on a project, an up-and-coming emerging artist looking for visibility, or a well-established name in the industry, there is a new platform for artists to showcase their talent – and its taking shape at Deira City Centre.
Under the theme of ‘Love Art’, Deira City Centre is committed to promoting the local and regional arts scene by lending dedicated creative and exhibition space in key areas of the mall, at no charge. With Dubai’s growing arts and culture scene, and dynamic of international residents and visitors – ‘Love Art’ is long-term initiative that enhances Deira City Centre’s urban and lifestyle offer.
Recently, Deira City Centre in partnership with Glory Art Gallery featured an emerging contemporary artist, Arshad Hussain. Pakistani-born but residing in Dubai, Arshad is a shining talent among the young-generation artists in the regional arts scene with his use of vibrant colours and varying media. Glory Art Gallery supported the mall’s “Love Art” initiative to promote understanding and appreciation of Art to the wider community, through a program of education, exhibition and publishing. Together, the organisers presented Arshad’s abstract works in an appealing display on the mall’s Centre Stage, which complemented the art festivals taking place across Dubai.
Art has also been featured in Deira City Centre’s dedicated creative space, the Bridge Gallery which is located in the newly opened Metro Link area. To be used for photography, painting or design exhibitions, the Bridge Gallery is an ideal, ambient space with plenty of natural light and high visibility with nearby cafes, and convenient location close to the Dubai Metro. Having recently hosted a colourful Holi photography exhibition, Deira City Centre’s Bridge Gallery is the ideal platform for students and emerging talent to showcase their works, in a specially designed area that best highlights their art. Moreover, as space is offered at no charge – ‘Love Art’ is truly a vehicle for passionate artists to share their collections to a captive audience.
“With ‘Love Art’, our new arts and culture initiative, Deira City Centre is providing a stepping stone for local and regional artists wanting to showcase their artwork,” said Fuad Najjar, Senior Asset Director, Asset Management, Shopping Malls. “The growing arts scene in Dubai is continually fostering new talent, as is the need for new, exhibition spaces. As part of our commitment to promoting up-and-coming artists, we will continue to work with art galleries, exhibition organisers and independent photographers, painters and all interested artists to leverage ‘Love Art’ and share their works in our mall, providing an enhanced experience for our visitors.”
Artists interested in showcasing their works for exhibition only at Deira City Centre can contact: DCC.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The mall does not charge for this space, nor are any fees paid to artists for their exhibitions.
Details on upcoming ‘Love Art’ exhibitions can be found on the Deira City Centre Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DeiraCityCentre.
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About Deira City Centre:
Deira City Centre is the original flagship mall in the Majid Al Futtaim Properties portfolio. Launched in 1995, it pioneered the concept of combining shopping and entertainment in the region. It remains one of the region’s most visited destinations, attracting over 19 million visitors a year.
The Centre has over 360 stores including its anchors – Carrefour, Debenhams, Iconic, Sharaf DG, Virgin Megastore and Paris Gallery. It prides itself with its wide range of mid-market popular brands such as Zara, New Look, Forever 21, H&M, Gap and Splash, as well as a host of electronic stores.
In addition to offering a great and convenient shopping experience, the Centre also features City Centre Hotel and Residence, managed by Pullman; VOX Cinemas, an 11-screen multiplex cinema, Magic Planet family entertainment centre, as well as a food court and several international restaurants and cafes; dedicated tourist services; and a Metro Station at its doorstep.
About Majid Al Futtaim Properties
About Majid Al Futtaim Properties
Majid Al Futtaim Properties is the leading developer of shopping malls together with hotels and mixed-use community projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Majid Al Futtaim Properties has changed the face of shopping, leisure and entertainment across the region with eleven world-class malls operating in the UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Egypt and two currently in development in Cairo, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon. In April 2012, Majid Al Futtaim Properties opened its sixth strategic mall in the UAE with Fujairah City Centre. Majid Al Futtaim Properties has earned numerous accolades and awards from international organisations that have recognised its leadership and the quality of its properties. The Company’s shopping malls continue to witness a steady increase in footfall with more than 140 million visitors in 2011.
Majid Al Futtaim Properties has four flagship shopping malls; three in Dubai and one in Bahrain.
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