This beautiful fair, takes place every year in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood in the heart of Bur Dubai, Old city side by the Creek.
Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the contemporary, artist-led fair provides a platform for emerging UAE-based and GCC talents, in a vibrant 10-day programme featuring exciting exhibitions, art installations, workshops, film, and music.
SIKKA complements the city-wide activation of cultural events that takes place during the fifth edition of Dubai Art Season, which runs throughout March and April 2018 and feature events such as the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Art Dubai, DIFC Art Nights and the Middle East Film & Comic Con, among hundreds of other initiatives.
I visited Sikka twice, as it’s big and requires attention if you really want to enjoy an understand the artists.
I will mention 2 of my favourite spots but I truly enjoyed the whole fair.
- Tamashee Saudi House.
Tamashee, is a high-end Arabian Gulf footwear brand based in Dubai. The brand began as a set of social goals which are now the core values for all of its work.
They setup a beautiful house representing a journey of different forms of contemporary art in Saudi Arabia.
From beautiful paints to photography and live art, the whole exhibition was in harmony with their brand and colours as their products have been inspired by research of cultural designs and patterns. Tamashee carefully studies the history, form, and function of each cultural design and revives certain key elements of the past through its products.
- Mawaheb Art Studio
Mawaheb from Beautiful People is a Dubai-based art studio for adults with special needs, now known as ‘the determined ones’ following a directive by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubais).
The students from 16 years and above bring out the best of their creativity and create beautiful pieces of art full of meaning and imagination!
They prepared an amazing exhibition for Sikka called: Life is Beautiful !
All the paints and sculptures had strong messages of #strength, #happiness, #freedom, #art and #culture.
You could find small little sculpture persons all around the neigbourhood inviting you to discover them in their house!
I’m sharing with you some of their paints, but if you really want to visit them you can do it on Weekdays from 9am to 2pm and have a great coffee from the hand of the students! Follow them in Instagram ! @mawahebdubai
As you can see, life is beautiful and more when is full of
COLORS, ART AND FUN !