Happening on December 12, 2020, 'Down to Earth' is a new annual event celebrating all things green with Dubai’s growing community of gardeners, green-fingered enthusiasts, the eco-conscious and sustainability-aware. Carefully curated and free to all, Down to Earth is a first-of-its-kind day-long event featuring an accessible range of entertaining, educational activities for all ages, taking place outdoors in the Jameel Arts Centre gardens and Sculpture Park.
Curator and writer Regine Basha presents a specially commissioned edition of Tuning Baghdad in conjunction with the Michael Rakowtiz exhibition, which utilises collected super-8mm home movies, cassettes and photocopies from Basha’s family and family friends to weave a musical narrative.
Green aficionados are invited to enter Grow & Tell, the UAE’s first live forum for star gardeners, by submitting a description and photos of their home garden via an online application form (deadline: November 30). Eight gardeners will be selected and invited to take to the Down to Earth stage on December 12 and present their share-worthy gardens, insights, tips and tricks in a lively showcase of the very best of UAE gardens.
Jameel Library presents an audio piece and text installation by writer and researcher Maryam Wissam Al Dabbagh, reflecting on conversations around belonging; revisiting relationships with our cities through bureaucracy, administration and the long-prophesied age of retirement.
Art Jameel Shop enthusiasts can now shop online and explore original ideas and fantastic gifts from the comfort of their home. Shop now and enter the raffle to win a special gift collection curated by the Art Jameel team.
Pre-booking is required to access Jameel Library. To utilise the collection and resources, please book your two-hour slot online to avoid disappointment given limited capacity.
This special box takes young makers and artists on a journey of discovery, inspired by Jameel Arts Centre, exploring its architecture, Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park and the surrounding Dubai Creek.
Corona Virus: A curious guide for courageous kids is the first bilingual (Arabic/English) free guide published in light of the current challenges we face with the COVID-19 virus