Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Jeddah: 2nd End of Year Show

May 23 – June 5, 2018

Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Jeddah: 2nd End of Year Show

The Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Jeddah

May 23 – June 5, 2018: exhibition open daily, 9.30pm-1.00am – all welcome

The Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Jeddah celebrates the end of its second one-year programme with an exhibition by participating artists that will showcase two masterworks by the artists collectively, as well as a wide selection of individual pieces. For the programme’s final project, participants have worked on a full-size mihrab, or prayer niche, and roshan, or traditional wooden window-frame, that draw on the rich heritage of the Old Town (Al-Balad) of Jeddah. The works demonstrate the participants’ mastery of crafts and traditional design and the potential of the artists to contribute to restoration projects in the Old Town. The two masterworks also incorporate contemporary influences, reflecting the ethos of creative design inspired by tradition that underpins the programme.


The one-year programme, which is delivered by the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, includes modules on geometry and nabati design, as well as the crafts of mangour, gypsum carving and ceramics. Much of the participating artists’ work from throughout the year will be on display at the exhibition, and reflects the diversity of media – woodwork, ceramics, painting and gypsum – and the exciting blend of contemporary design and traditional influences.

The participating artists are: Lujain Abulzawaid, Nora Al Aidarous, Shaikha Al-Ghalib, Marwa Alharazi, Saja Alhumyani, Roaa Alsahhaf, Maryam Al Saud, Robin AlSoffi, Lujain Badrig, Razan Baghanem, Soha Banjar, Joud Hourani, Yasmine Maktabi, Foziya Nour, Samaa Shanawaz, Marwa Turkestani. Selected alumni from last year’s programme are also participating.

To visit, the Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Jeddah is behind Al-Mimar Mosque, off Al-Dahab Street in the Old Town – see the location here. Parking can be found along Al-Dahab Street, just 2 minutes away from the Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Jeddah.