Being more than half in population here, a platform was needed where expats can come and Share, Learn, Guide and Socialize with other fellow photographers. We are planning to give Workshops, Seminars, Presentations and everything else that could increase your photography skills. With no (to limited) night life and sources of fun, we guess this force will drive us and together we will build a better photography society. Therefore, we call upon all expats photographers here in the State of Kuwait to come and join hands with us. Of course, at the end, its not strictly about photography. Kindly contact Adil for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tareq Rajab Museum houses a collection of over thirty thousand items collected over the last fifty years, of which approximately ten thousand are on permanent display. Tareq Sayed Rajab was the first Kuwaiti to be sent abroad to study art and archaeology. While a student in the United Kingdom, he met his future wife, Jehan Wellborne, who from her childhood was interested in folklore and particularly the arts and life of exotic peoples and minorities. They got married in 1955 and after their return to Kuwait; Mr. Rajab was appointed as the first Director of the Department of Antiquities and Museums of Kuwait. He resigned from his post in 1969 and together with his wife opened the New English School for Kuwaiti and foreign children. By then they were already involved in collecting material for a future Museum of their own. They travelled all over the Islamic world and beyond to Central and South-East Asia and the Far East, collecting artefacts and photographing monuments, peoples, their customs, everything they believed could be used and exhibited in a museum. As a result of their hard work and research, they were able to open the Museum to the public in 1980. The Museum is divided into two parts: in Area A, calligraphy, manuscripts, miniatures, ceramics, metalwork, glass, jade-, wood- and stone-carvings are exhibited. Area B contains objects which were produced in the Islamic world during the last ca. 250 years, i.e. costumes, textiles, jewellery and musical instruments.
As the first venue of its kind in Kuwait, Sultan Gallery believes in the power of art as a medium of meaningful expression. Founders Ghazi Sultan, and the late Najat Sultan, envisioned a gallery that would serve as a platform for Arab artists to showcase their most inspired work. Empowered by the mission to forge cultural understanding and artistic appreciation in Kuwait, Sultan Gallery has spent 40 years exhibiting both the most visionary artists and thought provoking themes. Sultan Gallery showcases artists that explore the breadth of creative expression – from the traditional painting to the contemporary audio and visual installation. Sultan Gallery enriches the Kuwaiti cultural scene with its passion for art as a vehicle of cultural understanding through visual language.
Location: Sabhan, Sadeer Co, Block B, Street 105, Building 168
LB o J’zazz offers a very diverse range of classes to learn how to bead and create your own beaded and embellished objects of adornment. They’re a multifaceted operation that focuses on artisanal and handmade. Their bead shop in Shaab El Bahry offers a complete range of beads, crystal, glass, findings, tools and much more. Artisanal and art jewelry ranges are also promoted. In addition, the complete Decopatch range of papers, molds, special glues, varnishes and accessories are offered.
The Kuwait Textile Arts Association (under the auspices of Sadu House) is a non-profit multinational organisation which aims to bring together individuals interested in textiles and the fibre arts including appliqué, embroidery, knotting carpets, quilting, silk painting and weaving. Members include a number of talented decorative artists who hold classes throughout the year.
When visiting the National Museum, you can view thousands of items in display, like: ancient fossils, bones, Islamic artifacts, flint and potteries tools. All these displays and more are a glimpse on the culture, heritage and history of the Kuwaiti society and Islamic world.
Location: The Kuwait National Museum is located on the Arabian Gulf Street between Seif Palace & the National Assembly (Parliament).
Phone: 2245-1195 or 2245-6534
The Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI) is a cultural organization based on a Kuwaiti private art collection. Since its inception in 1983, DAI has grown from a single focus organization created to manage the loan of the prestigious Al-Sabah Collection of art from the Islamic world to the State of Kuwait to become an internationally recognised cultural organisation.
COME JOIN OUR ART CLASSES! Call the studio for more details on our Art Classes or come visit for a detailed brochure of the art program.
They also have fun “Mommy & Me” classes @ the Avenues location. Enjoy a storytime then paint your artwork afterwards! Call them for more details!
Contact: 2259-7751 or 2224-4604
Bayt Lothan is a private non-profit organization. It is a community service institution whose primary objective is to nurture arts & crafts in Kuwait. To that end it organizes workshops in arts, crafts & design. It also provides creative people with an opportunity to exhibit and promote their designs & artistic works. Bayt Lothan encourages communal activities by encouraging individuals, organizations, & institutions, both local & international, to join in its activities. Bayt Lothan in turn participates in exhibitions & charitable events. They believe in serving the community through the arts.
Contact: 2575-5866 or 2572-7388