Diversity The Bahrain Art Week in London
This is the second edition of Bahrain Art Week in London. Bahrain Art Week in London celebrates the best of contemporary and modern art from the Kingdom of Bahrain, platforming it in London. Bahrain has one of the oldest contemporary cultures in the middle east. A rich artistic life that crosses painting, sculpture, architecture, design, fashion, performance art and increasingly digital art.
Bahrain Art Week frames the activity of the International Artist Programme of Art Bahrain Across Borders in the UK. This year sees a group exhibition of 15 artists at Saatchi Gallery, a tribute to the late Bahraini artist Ahmed Baqer whose sketches using pencil are iconic of the Bahraini tradition, a panel discussion at 12 Hay Hill on the Business of Art and various visits to
the UK’s leading exhibitions at the British Museum, Barbican, 180 The Strand and individual artist studio visits.
All this work builds the capacity of Bahrain’s artists as well expanding their international influences whilst strengthening the creative bridges between the United Kingdom and Bahrain.