Kuwaiti-British Floral Art Exhibition

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Kuwaiti-British Floral Art Exhibition

The British Embassy have launched a year of celebrations to mark the 120th anniversary of the British-Kuwaiti Friendship Treaty in mid-January 2019 with a KUWAITI-BRITISH FLORAL ART EXHIBITION.

This was opened at a private reception by Sheikha Altaf of Sadu House and the distinguished British gardener, Rosemary Alexander.

A combination of British and Kuwaiti artists have been working together, basing their work on flowers found in the garden of the British Embassy.
Members of the Kuwait Textile Arts Association (KTAA), including prize winning quilter Hanan Alkazemi, will participate.

British floral artist Venetia Norris, the Kuwaiti painter May Alnoury will also be donating their work to the exhibition. Venetia is a British artist living in Kuwait who is inspired by nature. She enjoys the spontaneity of drawing from life and communicating a sense of place. Her artwork has been shown at Christies London, Art Fairs around the UK and included in several group shows at The Mall Galleries London. To date she has had seven solo exhibitions, she was awarded a Fellowship with Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland and completed several artist residencies.

‘I am so excited by this initiative and cannot wait to see how these talented women artists have been inspired by our garden, thereby also supporting the pioneering work of ‘THE  RUDY A MENON FOUNDATION,’ said H.E the British Ambassador Michael Davenport. 

His wife, Dr Lavinia Davenport, has been working on the concept of the exhibition since last Spring.
‘It is great fun and marvellous to see how well the British and Kuwaiti artists work together and understand each other. Such a lot of humour and laughter in the flower beds!’

Proceeds from the sale of the exhibits will go to the British charity – THE  RUDY A MENON FOUNDATION (www.rudyamenon.org)”

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