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Since its establishment in 2008, around 27 Tashkeel members and staff have travelled overseas to pursue postgraduate studies in art and design. Some return home to the UAE with hope and ambition to use their new-found knowledge to contribute to the broadening and deepening of UAE arts practice.

The invited artists have acquired an MA/MFA within the last three years and present the work they created at the end of their postgraduate studies. Each practitioner shares a strong connection with Tashkeel as members, exhibitors and often workshop instructors.

The aim of the exhibition is to highlight an important milestone in the practice and professional development of a small group of artists, giving UAE audiences the chance to see a collection of works (not previously exhibited in the UAE), which will, in years to come, be regarded as pivotal moments in the careers of these practitioners, and also of the UAE arts sector.

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Sunday & Monday, 22 & 23 September, 6–9pm
Introduction to Caustic Soap Making (two-part workshop)
with Azim Al Ghussein
Join Azim Al Ghussein MFA to explore exchange and hospitality in the Islamic Golden Age and today through soap making. Materials included. Bring 5 tbsp of your own spices, blends and perfume oils to share. Part of ‘The Alumni Return’ programme.

Saturday 28 September, 11am-11.45am
Performance by Fatima Uzdenova (ladies only)
Catch this durational performance where artist Fatima Uzdenova confronts the receding proficiency of her native tongue, excavates inherited family rituals and reconciles inter-generational migration and displacement. Part of ‘The Alumni Return’ programme.

Saturday 28 September, 1-2.30pm
In Conversation: Fatima Uzdenova
Artist Fatima Uzdenova talks to Azim Al Ghussein about her degree show project entitled ‘Djudjustan’ and the work ‘Museum of Banishment’. Part of ‘The Alumni Return’ programme.

Monday 30 September, 7 & 14 October, 6–9pm
Digital Illustration for Beginners (three-part workshop)
with Azim Al Ghussein
Meet commercial deadlines with this three-part workshop with Azim Al Ghussein. Learn the essentials of layers, brushes and palettes. An iPad with the Procreate app is required. Part of ‘The Alumni Return’ programme.

Saturday 5 & 12 October, 10am–2pm
Fundamentals of Etching (two-part workshop)
with Salama Nasib
Salama Nasib MA introduces the ancient printmaking technique using acid and copper plate. Learn to prepare, make and create prints. All materials included. Part of ‘The Alumni Return’ programme.

Tuesday 15 October, 7-9pm
Tashkeel Talk: The Pursuit of Postgrad
With Fatima Udeznova, Azim Al Ghussein, Hadeyeh Badri, Mohammed AlShaibani
Artists Fatima Uzdenova, Azim Al Ghussein, Hadeyeh Badri, Mohammed AlShaibani talk about their experiences of overseas postgraduate study and its impact on their practice. Part of ‘The Alumni Return’ programme.

Saturday 19 October, 10am–3pm
Build a Loom, Learn to Weave Workshop
with Hadeyeh Badri

Use the laser-cutter to build a loom, experiment with yarn types/sizes, and create textures and patterns for your own unique cloth. Led by Hadeyeh Badri MFA. All materials included. Part of ‘The Alumni Return’ programme.

Saturday 26 October, 10am–3pm
Screenprinting: Logo Mashups
with Khalid Mezaina
Resist the fashion trends and to be a little punk with your decisions! Join Khalid Mezaina MFA to create and screenprint T-shirts designs combining existing brand graphics to create unique, hybrid T's. All materials included. Part of ‘The Alumni Return’ programme.