Abu Dhabi Art Hub was the first artist community to be established in the United Arab Emirates, by Ahmed Al Yafei. In addition to operating artist in residency programs for foreign artists, through Friends of Art Hub and Adopt-an-Artist sponsorships, emerging Emerati artists are eligible to participate in residency programs overseas. It's a global win-win exchange opportunity for artists.
Knowing that I have a sacred space to go to has given me a goal and a direction and helped me remember not only who I am, but what I can accomplish with my family and friends when we put our minds and hearts into it.
One of my favourite artists and artist talks. Bo Bartlett talks at the Dowling Walsh Gallery in 2010.
I admit being a workaholic. The creation of images fascinates me and borders on obsession. What does it mean to produce really great work, in a prolific manner? I think the answer to that lies in a concentrated residency period that allows experimentation. Quantifiable data can help flesh out part of the picture, but not all of it. Here was my short experience at The Banff Centre.