The Talks were commissioned as part of a mandate to create cultural dialogue in the region. Al Riwaq Art Space aims to energise and support the local and regional community allowing creatives and makers to up-value the Arts in our economy.
Talks every Saturday, 4:00 PM
Sponsored by Toyota
In collaboration with Elements Cine Productions
This year’s film programme offers a diverse selection of films from the region, as well as abroad.
Live film screenings every Friday, 6:00 PM
Location: The Park
We have secured two shipping containers which have been refurbished and fitted with a kitchen area in one and seating in the other.
Run in food truck fashion, we are looking to showcase a modern take on street food. Al Riwaq has invited celebrated regional and local Bahraini chef's and concept's to run our "pop up kitchen" over The Nest 2016 weekends.
The Annexes are site Interventions which explores the challenge of using an existing space, and interacting with it to add new layers of meaning. As part of our commitment to Public Art, we have created these spaces to add a critical eye to the areas that we have overlooked, breathing fresh life into abandoned spaces.
SDW 2016 X
In Partnership with Saudi Design Week, Oasis Magazine and Papermoon
Introducing an exclusive and curated selection of design pieces from Saudi designers featured at Saudi Design Week 2016.
Annex ii showcases artwork from local and regional artists designers, who were tasked with turning an everyday home into a part of their personal artistic journey. Ranging from sculpture to installations, each artworks tells a personal story about their connection to Bahrain.
Artworks by Ghadah Alkandari, Nabeela Al-Khayer, Awatef Al-Safwan, Jaffar Haddad, Ghadah Hassan, Aliya Hussein, Hilary Johnston, Stephanie Ravel, Ahmed Taleb.
do it بالعربي
In partnership with Sharjah Art Foundation
Al Riwaq Art Space is proud to be the official partner of Sharjah Art Foundation in do it بالعربيBahrain, organizing do it exhibitions in locations all over the country. More than 70 artists from across the region have written instructions that anyone can use to make a new work of art. The instructions reveal a range of artistic concerns and positions, some addressing social and political issues, others revealing an interest in the ways we communicate and understand the world around us. Beyond the walls of the the annex, do it بالعربي will be activated acrosshomes, schools and community hubs in Bahrain, shared through a variety of social media platforms.