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Tashkeel is proud to present a new Artist in Residency exchange taking place this year in collaboration with Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) in Dundee, Scotland. Emirati printmaker Salama Nasib was selected for the first part of the residency exchange. In April/May 2019, DCA hosted printmaker Salama Nasib supported by British Council (UAE) as part of the Dundee Contemporary Arts/Tashkeel residency. In addition to studio time plus tuition from DCA specialist staff in the state-of-the-art DCA Print Studio, Salama worked with the learning team on print workshops with a range of community and education groups both in DCA and across Dundee. This included a collaboration with Al Maktoum College. She also visited key organisations within the city, including V&A Dundee and the Dundee Print Collective as well as visits to key organisations in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Scottish printmaker Sarah Burt has been chosen to undertake the second part of the Dundee Contemporary Arts/Tashkeel residency. This will take place at Tashkeel. During her four-month residency at Tashkeel from September to December 2019, Sarah will have full use of the facilities at Tashkeel to develop and experiment with her arts practice, while contributing to the community through workshops, talks and studio sessions for adults and young people. The residency will culminate in a public presentation at the end of the year.

Her painting and printmaking have a strong focus on character design, often inspired by different cultures’ traditions and beliefs and represent intangible things such as emotions and concepts. An experienced teaching-artist, Sarah has also extensive experiences in running workshops in zine-making and other techniques for adults and young people.

Print is a common language across borders and has been so for centuries, from its earliest use in sharing knowledge (such as early woodcut pharmacopeias), currency, politics and beliefs. This language has evolved through the invention of many technologies, now including the digital, and remains a vital means of exchange among artists of many nations. The aim of the residency is to give artists opportunities to develop their practice, extend their network and gain a greater understanding of working internationally. Resident artists are encouraged to push the boundaries of their practice through experimentation, and engage with the wider community through workshops for schools, universities and youth groups. Engaging with UAE-based professional arts practitioners, the artists will lead workshops and talks/seminars that address their own practice, skills-sharing, and exchange of knowledge.




Artist-in-Residence

Salama Nasib holds an MA in Print at the Royal College of Art in London, UK and a Bachelor's degree in Visual Art from Zayed University. She has exhibited at local and international venues, including Tashkeel, Meem, Ara Gallery and Emirates Palace, as well as at the Venice Biennale, The Meridian International Centre in Washington DC, and The Printmaking Centre of New Jersey. Nasib has established herself as a successful emerging Emirati artist, specialized in printmaking. She has been part of the inaugural batch of the Salama Emerging Artist fellowship, provided by the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation and in collaboration with Rhode Island School of Design. In addition, Nasib has been the guest artist of Past Forward: Exhibitions from the UAE, hosted in East Lansing (Michigan) in USA, as the fifth destination of the touring exhibition. Nasib also worked as a Studio Coordinator at Tashkeel where she stayed abreast of the latest Emirati art trends while managing seven studios, organising artistic and collaborative workshops, and co-curating upcoming exhibitions.

Sarah Burt is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee and has exhibited in the USA and UK. Much of her work is heavily inspired by cultures and traditions outside that of her own. As well as wanting to develop work using the media she is most comfortable with (watercolour painting and screenprinting), during the residency at Tashkeel she is eager to experiment with textiles and other mediums that could add another dimension to her printmaking practice.

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