A celebration of creativity and cultural coexistence
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The Bahrain Contemporary Art Society celebrated the launch of the International Gulf Symposium’s second edition.
The decision to repeat the event was prompted by the overwhelming success of its inaugural forum, drawing attendees and participants from within and outside the Kingdom.
Over 200 male and female artists from 20 countries convened at the society’s headquarters, supported by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) and sponsored by the National Arts Council. Artists from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait led the diverse group.
The symposium, a reflection of Bahrain’s commitment to cultural coexistence and development goals, showcased a myriad of artistic expressions, including ceramics, painting, sculpture, and printing. Participants emphasised art’s role in fostering communication, exchanging experiences, and exploring new artistic horizons.
Accompanying the forum were lectures, seminars, and artistic visits aimed at enhancing participants’ cultural and technical skills. Renowned artists led workshops and discussions, inspiring creativity and dialogue among attendees.
Khalil Al-Madhoun, President of the Bahrain Contemporary Art Society, underscored the significance of preserving Bahrain’s artistic heritage and supporting young artists on the global stage. Despite financial constraints, the society remains dedicated to advancing the arts and nurturing creative talent.
The symposium, continuing until tomorrow, invites artists and art enthusiasts to explore the beauty and expression woven into every artistic creation.
Visitors and participants alike expressed satisfaction with the forum’s organisation, atmosphere, and educational opportunities, eagerly anticipating future editions.
The weekly award of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HM’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, continues to allocate weekly cash prizes for the best camp for the 2023-2024 camping season.
His Highness Southern Governor Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, has honoured the two winners of the best camp award of the twelfth week of the camping season in the presence of Deputy Southern Governor Colonel Hamad Mohammed Abdullah Al Khayyat, and a number of officials in the Southern Governorate.
The award is an initiative launched by His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HM’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, which raised awareness among campers to follow security and environment protection rules.
The award would continue every week until the end of the season on 29 February 2024.