Opening 7pm, September 14, 2017
Exhibition: September 17-21, 2017
The Fustat Traditional Crafts Center, Old Cairo
On September 14, 17 students will graduate from the Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Cairo – an Art Jameel initiative, with a programme delivered by the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, and in partnership with the Cultural Development Fund — and join the many alumni who connect through the programme’s Alumni Club. This year’s students have specialised in gypsum and glass, woodwork, metalwork and ceramics, with pieces ranging from a brass mirror-frame, to intricately-inlaid boxes, and from a majestic wooden door, to contemporary ceramic tableware. The students’ works will be exhibited at the annual Graduation Show at the Fustat Traditional Crafts Centre in Old Cairo, which runs from September 17 to 21, 2017.
At the Jamel House of Traditional Arts / Cairo students are taught a two-year diploma programme, developed and delivered by the Prince’s School, according to the same principles and standards as the postgraduate courses of the original London school. An important part of the programme is a focus on the preservation of the unique medieval architecture of Old Cairo, where the Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Cairo is located.
The programme aims to train young Egyptians in the traditional arts, covering geometry, observational drawing, decorative floral patterns, painting, colour theory, and the crafts of woodwork, ceramics, gypsum, stained glass and metalwork. Art Jameel supports graduates through a vibrant Alumni Club, and graduates have gone on to become artists and traditional artisans, and to establish their own businesses in traditional crafts.
Join us at the Fustat Traditional Crafts Centre at Old Cairo from September 17 to 21 to meet the graduates and enjoy their artwork.
The Fustat Traditional Crafts Centre: Al Emam Street, behind Amr Ibn Al A’as Mosque, Cairo.