Forty-two artists and designers create 90+ art and design works for 12th edition of Made in Tashkeel exhibition

The 12th edition of the annual ‘Made in Tashkeel’ exhibition delivers a snapshot of the diverse art and design outcomes in the UAE’s ever-growing creative community, featuring more than 90 pieces created using Tashkeel’s state-of-the-art facilities by its members, artist-in-residents, workshop instructors and participants as well as recent exhibitors and even clients. A highlight of the UAE’s summer art calendar, ‘Made in Tashkeel’ can be viewed from 28 June until 31 August.

‘Made in Tashkeel’ celebrates its most varied line-up of artists and designers ever through a collective of established working artists alongside with emerging names in the UAE’s creative landscape. Their various cultural and industrial backgrounds are reflected in artwork made across a range of mediums - from jewellery and textiles to architecturally-inspired designs and photography.

“Tashkeel is unique in the range of equipment and programming that we deliver to our members, and the creative opportunities that these tools enable are what makes ‘Made in Tashkeel’ such a compelling exhibition. By providing spaces, technology, and unique opportunities for learning as well as creative expression and collaboration, ‘Made in Tashkeel’ is one of the key ways we highlight the phenomenal range of art and design being conceived and created annually in the Emirates,” said Lisa Ball-Lechgar, Tashkeel’s Deputy Director.

The majority of the ‘Made in Tashkeel’ submissions were made, in whole or in part, using Tashkeel’s specialist equipment, artist workspaces and facilities. For example, calligrapher Ibraheem Khamayseh’s work arose from the 3D studio while Palestinian artist Areen Hassan and Solimar Miller made full use of Tashkeel’s printmaking facilities. Jehan Ali, Sharifa Al Shashmi and Karam Hoar printed their works on Tashkeel’s Epson Surecolor P9000, while Rima Moukahal, CharLes, KSA-born artist Hadil Moufti, jewellery designer Lia Staehlin and Chie Nakano from Japan created their submissions in workspaces both at Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba and Al Fahidi.

Tashkeel member and Emirati artist Badr Abbas’ work is a pop culture blast from the past for many who grew up in and around the Middle East. The youngest artist featured in the exhibition, 14-year-old Morvarid Mohammad, creates work in both oil and watercolor. Visitors to 'Made in Tashkeel' can also view pieces from the Tanween Design Programme – Tashkeel’s nine-month programme for designers to create pieces inspired by the UAE. Tanween almuna and designer Khawla Al Balooshi will exhibit woodwork concepts created in Tashkeel in collaboration with Nidanin Woodwork.