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Bahrain’s ‘Still Nature’ Exhibition showcases remarkable young talent and natural beauty

TDT | Manama

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The “Still Nature” exhibition was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Bin Dainah, Minister of Oil and Environment and Special Envoy for Climate Affairs.

The exhibition has emerged as a significant cultural event in the Kingdom. Organised by the Bahrain Contemporary Art Association, the exhibition showcases the remarkable talent and artistic vision of 17 young Bahraini artists.

“Still Nature” brings together a diverse collection of artistic media and techniques, including paintings, drawings, and mixed media works. Each piece stands out as a unique perspective, reflecting the individual styles of the participating artists and their interpretations of Bahrain’s natural environment.

The collection not only highlights the beauty of the Kingdom’s landscapes but also conveys the essence of Bahraini identity through creative expression. The Bahrain Contemporary Art Association, established in Manama 54 years ago, is one of the Kingdom’s oldest artistic institutions.

Its membership spans various styles and backgrounds, embodying a spirit of artistic collaboration and growth. The association’s roots hark back to an artistic gathering initiated by Karim Al-Arayedh in his studio, with founding members such as Rashid Al-Arifi and Hussein Al-Sunni.

As interest grew, other art enthusiasts, including Ahmed Nashaba, Ishaq Khunji, and Abdul Karim Al-Bosta, joined the initiative. The association’s first exhibition took place in 1971.

In his opening address, Bin Dainah praised the young artists for their skill in capturing the essence of Bahrain’s diverse natural landscapes. He highlighted the high calibre of the artworks, noting their evocative portrayal of the Kingdom’s natural beauty.

Wrapping up his remarks, the Minister extended his best wishes to the organisers and participants of the “Still Nature” exhibition, expressing his hope that this event will spark further artistic efforts and contribute to the ongoing celebration of Bahrain’s rich cultural heritage.