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The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The annual Bahrain Fine Arts Exhibition continues to open its doors to the public, presenting a panoramic image that reveals the beauty, diversity and creativity of the fine arts movement in the Kingdom of Bahrain. More than a month after its opening, the 47th edition of the event has, to date, welcomed more than 3,000 visitors.
This year, 27 women artists and 20 pioneers and young artists, citizens and residents of the Kingdom will participate in the exhibition, presenting dozens of works that employ different materials, styles and schools of art.
The exhibition opened in mid-July under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
It is organized by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) at the National Theater of Bahrain. The exhibition is open every day, except Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The exhibition includes works from different artistic schools and tendencies, ranging from painting using various materials, video and installation works, photography, sculpture and others.
When it opened, the exhibit announced the award winners. This year, Maryam Al Nuaimi won the first Al Dana prize, while Ahmed Annan won the second prize and Jumana Al Qassab the third prize.
As part of the exhibition activity, BACA launched the Audience Award, which is the fourth prize of the exhibition. It will be won by the artist who collects the most votes from visitors, which the Authority announces at the end of the exhibition.
Voting for the favorite artwork can be done through the special platform located in the exhibition hall of the National Theater of Bahrain. On the sidelines of the event, BACA inaugurated an exhibition entitled “Khalifa bin Salman – A Renewed Presence of Love for the Years: 1972-2020” dedicated to His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
The late HRH the Prime Minister has continuously sponsored the annual Bahrain Fine Arts Exhibition until last year since its inception in 1972.
The exhibition includes photos of its opening from its inception, in addition to a film showing the plastic art display, and a few words written by His Highness about the exhibition.
The Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition is the largest and most important annual artistic gathering in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Over the years, it has attracted the most prominent faces of the plastic movement of the Kingdom, as well as young artistic talents.