Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, Bahrain’s 45th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition Kicks off today, with more than 100 artists taking part.
The exhibition comes in a time Bahrain Culture Authority and Antiquities (BACA) is planning to honour the historical achievements of Bahrain, in a year baptised as the “Year of Celebrations 2019”.
The exhibition will shed lights on a selection of the most exquisite art works masterminded by refined painters, Bahrainis and artists in residence.
As every year, the local art community gather in this important meeting to display their works among their peers during this event, which will feature more than one hundred participations from artists from different art backgrounds, schools of artistic thought and schools of painting technique.
The artist are free to express their inner feelings and represent their ideas via art, these artists will engender a multitude of styles and techniques, using different means of expression, producing, thus, a variety of art works, paintings, assembly constructed art works and other forms of arts.
The Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, set in a broader and wider venue this year, will showcase exceptional and unique artworks by symbolic and iconic painters and characters who have shaped the expressionist and plastic arts’ history in Bahrain.
This year’s novelty will certainly the warm welcome the Exhibition has made to two of most prominent galleries in the Arab World, namely Athr Gallery (Saudi Arabia), Agial Art Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.
Between those two, the visitor will be amazed by the variety of the modern artworks displayed, young talented and creative artists showcasing a colorful display of styles, video applications, multimedia techniques, and other different mediums of expression, produced by Arab artists from the Arab Gulf region, Middle East, Egypt, Sudan and North Africa region.
A specially dedicated exhibition space will allocated to artworks to be showcased at Al-Riwaq and Al-Bareh galleries, given their important role during the last decade in moulding and framing a new creative and talented generation of artists through the organisation of solo exhibitions, workshops, implementation of expertise exchange projects between Bahraini artists and their Arad and international counterparts. Finally, Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition will present, as it has always been the case, the annual participations of Bahraini and resident artists, as well as artworks by pioneers of the Fine Art movement in Bahrain.
BACA will announce the exhibition’s annual competition awards, which is supervised by an international Arbitration Committee. The public will discover the winner of who will receive the prestigious “Al-Dana” Award, designed by artist Khalil Al-Hashimi, while the second winner will have the opportunity to showcase his/her artwork during one-month at the Art Centre. Meanwhile, the third winner will be granted one of the notable artist residencies abroad.
BACA for the first time organises the “Audience Award”, whereby the visitors and the public attending Bahrain’s 45th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition will be able to select the best artwork among participating annual artists via an interactive electronic platform. The Winner will be announced at the end of the exhibition that is on March 30. BACA’s objective behind this “Audience Award” is to involve the audience and the public in the process of making the cultural-artistic events and endeavors.