Highland Print Studio will be presenting an exhibition of works by established, international artists plus a range of workshops and demonstrations of printmaking techniques
Newsgate360 – Jeddah: Art Jameel, an independent organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East and beyond, today announces it has partnered with Highland Print Studio, a printmaking and digital imaging facility based in the Scottish Highlands, to present a three-week programme of workshops, a talk and an exhibition on printmaking. Supported by the British Council, the programme runs from February 6 to March 2 at the Project Space Art Jameel Jeddah, a creative space opened by Art Jameel in 2019 in Al-Balad, Jeddah’s historic district.
The programme has been designed to cater to different levels of experience, ability and interest through different events and activities. Highland Print Studio has curated an exhibition of prints by established, international artists, ‘from Alba to Arabia’, that opens on February 6 at 7pm and runs until March 2 (except weekends). The touring exhibition, which was at Stal Gallery in Muscat and Alserkal Avenue in Dubai last month, is free and open to all, with guided tours provided by members of the Highland Print Studio team.
A public talk on February 9 about printmaking will take place alongside a series of workshops by the Highland Print Studio team that provides a comprehensive introduction to the practice of printmaking, covering different aspects of printmaking such as linocut, drypoint, and polymer photogravure from drawings. The workshops require registration in advance and places will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis; each workshop has a maximum capacity of six. Interested practitioners are encouraged to register for the workshops as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fatima Mazeh, Senior Programme Manager for Heritage, Art Jameel, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Highland Print Studio to present an extensive printmaking programme. This partnership reflects Art Jameel’s commitment to providing a range of programming across an array of disciplines in response to the needs of the Saudi arts scene. We look forward to continuing to work with colleagues to explore how we can best contribute to the sector through a range of programmes and initiatives across Project Space Art Jameel Jeddah, Jameel House of Traditional Arts in Jeddah and Hayy:Creative Hub.”
Project Space Art Jameel Jeddah complements the Jameel House of Traditional Arts in Jeddah, the centre for artisanship, architectural discourse and heritage preservation.
The three-week programme of an exhibition, workshops, and talk will be held at Project Space Art Jameel Jeddah, located next to the Jamjoom House in Al-Balad, Jeddah’s historic district, here, starting from February 6 to March 2, 2020. The full schedule can be accessed here.