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Leading Emirati artist Azza Al Qubaisi spoke of her work ‘Seeds of Marine Life, and looked back on her mentorship experience in the UK with Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi commissioned artist Gill Parker

Artists in Conversation II 11th Apr 2017

Abu Dhabi Festival’s ‘Art of Nature’ Exhibition Continues with Second ‘Artists in Conversation’ Session

The Abu Dhabi Festival’s ‘The Art of Nature’ continues at Umm Al Emarat Park until 23 April, with an unprecedented exhibition of 40 artworks by leading UAE-based and Emirati visual artists. The exhibition is held under the support of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and Chair of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) while its accompanying education programme in association with Mubadala, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, aims to inspire, inform and engage visitors of all ages.


The exhibition’s second session, ‘Artists in Conversation II’ took place yesterday at the Umm Al Emarat Park. Moderated by Alexis Gambis (filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Biology, Film and New Media at NYU Abu Dhabi), Emirati artist Azza Al Qubaisi spoke about the creation of ‘Seeds of Marine Life’, inspired by the mangroves of Abu Dhabi. She also looked back on her 10-day mentorship experience in the UK with Gill Parker as the renowned artist forged five bronze sculptures to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi.


‘The Art of Nature’ education programme under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan also features sessions and workshops in a dedicated activities area, in association with Mubadala:

Drop By & Create!

Suitable for ages 3+ | Arabic/English | Exhibition Opening Hours, Until 23 April


Junior Guided Tours

Suitable for ages 8-16 | Arabic/English | 4–4.30pm, April 12, 19

Once Upon A Time…Nature Tales (Arabic)

In association with the Fatima Bint Hazza Cultural Foundation

Suitable for ages 3-13 | Arabic | 5–6pm, April 17, 21


Once Upon A Time…Nature Tales (English)

Suitable for ages 3-10 | English | 5–6pm, April 14, 21


Mission Spaceship

Suitable for ages 12–14 | Arabic/English | 4–5pm, April 15


Mobile Photography Workshop with Reem Saeed

Suitable for 17+ | Arabic/English | 4–5.30pm, April 21


Fish Me A Word!

Suitable for ages 5+ | Arabic/English | 4–7pm, April 22


Abu Dhabi Festival is presented and organised by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation. ADMAF is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that seeks to nurture the arts, education, culture and creativity for the benefit of society and advancement of Abu Dhabi’s cultural vision. 

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