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Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society holds one-of-a-kind art exhibition

TDT | Manama                                                              

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Reported by Julia Cassano and Zahra Ayaz

Colourful paintings, 3D art pieces, and creative, practical furniture were showcased yesterday at the first Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society Art Exhibition, “Entilaq,” by 13 of its female artists.

It was held on behalf of HE Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa, Chairman of the National Council for Arts, and HE Shaikha Dwa bint Khalid Al Khalifa, member of the National Council for Art. The one-of-a-kind art expo, located at the Safeya Ali Kanoo Hub in Tubli and sponsored by Naseej, will continue for the week.


Manar Sirriyeh, board member and head of the Cultural and Economic Committee, said the name “Entilaq” was chosen to describe the takeoff of the first art exhibition by the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society.

Every piece of art symbolizes something different, and each artist presents a unique sense of identity through different themes, colours, and styles, all products of their own artistic and intellectual innovations.

The Daily Tribune spoke to some of the artists to get a deeper understanding of the impressive artwork. Painting since she was eight, Aisha Akbari has regained her love for art, displaying her unique paintings at the expo, inspired by her life and bright colours.

Her “Thoub Al Nashil” painting, incorporating golden colours and accents, captures the traditional dress a woman would wear on her wedding day. She also displayed her “Blossoms” art piece, inspired by her love of bright colours and worldly travels.


When speaking with artist Noor Saeed Al Sairafi, she said: “Pursuing my love of art is a way to relieve stress; that is how my love and passion for art began and blossomed. Most of my artwork is influenced by nature, hence the three paintings today depicting the feel of lavender, the beauty of flowers, and the calming sense of the beach and sunset.”

Like many, during the pandemic, new talents and hobbies were discovered, and some found the time to pick up old passions.

Rand Alkishtaini, the interior decorator and furniture designer, claimed her passion while studying online and honing her artistic talents during the pandemic, which is where she set forth the idea to begin painting.

Alkishtaini said, “My ultimate goal and passion is to create desired art where the art can be used practically.”


Latifa Khalid Al Shaikh, owner of Latifa Al Shaikh Art Gallery, said that her passion lies in 3D paintings made with various mixed medium materials to display different textures. “With each art piece, there is a different story behind it, but I aim to include self-expression in all of my pieces. Rather than creating a flat surface in my pieces, I prefer to create 3D art, where every person can enjoy their own experience and impression of the art,” Latifa shared.

On the occasion, Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society president Ahlam Janahi said: “The society is interested in all cultural and artistic activities that support its members, showcase their outstanding artistic talents, and display the Kingdom as a cultural and artistic destination.

“Many of our society members believe this is an important opportunity to support outstanding women in these arts, hoping that the exhibition will be a good place for them to encourage their talents and the development of their art.”