Juniors’ tour and workshop: Once Upon a Dream inspired by An Ocean in Every Drop

The tour and workshop take inspiration from the current exhibition An Ocean in Every Drop, focussing on the installation titled ‘Whisper It to Water’ by the artist Fatima Uzdenova. 

In Fatima’s work, visitors are invited to whisper their dreams – good, bad, strange – to flowing  water, a Karachay tradition. Following the tour, participants engage in an  introduction and discussion about dreams followed by a hands-on painting session, learning to create symbolic paintings through mark-making, gestures and textures. 

This workshop is designed and led by artist Sahar Ghavami. 

The workshop is open to juniors’ aged 7-14 and is free-to-attend with advance registration  required. Limited spaces are available. 

No prior art experience is required. All materials and equipment are provided.

About Sahar Ghavami 

Sahar is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and art educator. Her narrative-ridden artwork attempts to reclaim her autonomy by unveiling the anchor points of her subconscious mind and  consciously repurposing them. Sahar’s work is a visual language that augments the theme of  introspection by analyzing journal entries of recurring dreams and memories. 

About Fatima Uzdenova 

Fatima holds a MA Sculpture degree from the Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom.  She is alumna of the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Emerging Artists Fellowship (SEAF), in  partnership with Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, United States of America.  Selected exhibitions include: ‘The Last Equestrian Portrait’ (2018) at Spring/Break Art Show,  NYC, USA; ‘Table Manners’ (2018) at Chalton Gallery, London, UK; ‘Re: Over everything which  exists under the sky’ (2019) at Gasworks, London, UK. Uzdenova is a recipient of the inaugural  Al Burda Endowment from the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development (MCKD), UAE;  ‘Staple: what’s on your plate?’ at Hayy Jameel, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.



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