'Against The Tides' as the name suggests is something that we as artists can look forward to as they do some excellent work. As they themselves describe ATT as "an artist community giving them opportunities to showcase their talent from all different genres". It is a theme based art exhibit which they were running for the third year and this year the theme was 'Save The Planet'. We displayed art works made from recycled materials and based on the theme of saving our planet Earth. The attraction was the exhibit in Dubai was on a Yacht named 'Lady Bella'. In Abu Dhabi, the display was in a Ballroom in Holiday Inn. I was lucky enough to be part of this wonderful art exhibit. Thanks to Zareen Khan of W2W who is the organizer of the show along with her dedicated team. A great team leader, Zareen herself is an artist and fabulous one at that :)
Here are a few pictures from the exhibit...We really had a great time :)
Artists who joined to 'Save The Planet'
The lady in the left in the front row is Zareen Khan :)
Inside the yacht
Sabeena with her Lilfairtrade shop
A very enthusiastic lady with a passion for fair trade, Sabeena is a fabulous person. Jovial and ready on her toes :) I had heard of Fair Trade but this was the fisrt time I got to know more about it. She had handbags from CapeTown made from car plates and seat belts. That according to me was the highlight from her products. She travels to various places to include such excellent pieces and also guarantees a fair price to the artists. Excellent job, Sabeena. Best Wishes to your LilFairTrade Shop :) To get a glimpse of her products, click here.
Kanwal Khan aka Kay Jay with her adorable wares
I met this wonderful girl, Kay Jay, at the bottom deck (I think that's what it's called) and she was explaning about her work with great zest. I could make out her innate, passionate spirit. She had created the dress from recycled materials. She even secured a model to wear it...unfortunately couldn't get a click. Kay Jay's mini hats were a hit! It was cute and immensely adorable. She also had mirrors decorated with shells picked from the sea-side. All in all she is an extremely talented girl set out on her artistic journey....She has an identity of her own - Kanwal Khan Kotoure (K*Cube), loads of wishes my dear :)
Sahar Latheef - Tabassum Kassim and other artists
Sahar and Tabassum, the duo, have range of their own called Prink, which states "verb : to adorn (oneself) in a showy manner". They are fashion designers who made garments from sarees and Do they look Awesome!!! They had a presentation of gorgeous models adorning their dresses and it was a Jaw-dropper :) They sure have a style of their own and they make a crystal clear statement. Girls, Way to go..... Sure to make a Mark!!!
Artworks by Mona Fares, Dolly Dream dolls and my Dis-Harmony along with my new artistic friends, Pari Sagar & Tinku Ghosh
I am extremely glad to have made some incredible friends like Pari and Tinku. I will be dedicating a whole post on them... They are AMAZING ARTISTS!!! So stay tuned :)
Night View from the upper deck of the yacht :)
There were artworks of Biji Divakar, Ania Shnyukova, Dima Al Makaneh, Cathy Deniset, Hafiz, Carrie Warehem, Dina Butti, Mina Kici Khattar, Nada Vukasovic, Vr Krishnan etc...May be I've spelt wrongly coz I am writing from my memory...in that case, pls forgive me :)
We also displayed the works in Al Dana Ballroom, Holiday Inn, Abu Dhabi. It was an exciting learning experience as well. My friends and family visited and they really lifted me to the seventh heaven :)