Sometimes kids just want to escape reality and cuddle up in a blanket of thrilling fantasy. Join us on a day of film and fun with a screening of Academy-Award winning film Mary Poppins accompanied by a children’s kite-making workshop in collaboration with Tashkeel.
We hope to see you on Saturday at d3!
When? Saturday April 15, 2017
Where? Dubai Design District (d3)
Workshop Time: 4:30 PM, unit 5 inside Building 8
Screening Time: 6:30 PM, staircase between buildings 9 & 10
//WORKSHOP: LET’S GO MAKE A KITE
“With tuppence for paper and strings
You can have your own set of wings”
Taking our cues from Mr Banks, we will be hosting a build-a-kite workshop in collaboration with contemporary art organization Tashkeel. Bring your hands and imagination and us for this fun-filled workshop to discover how to construct beautiful geometric kites. “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” Participants will take inspiration from the characters and colours in Mary Poppins. All materials are included. This workshop is free and open to children of all ages but space is limited to please come early!
The Kite Makers
Tamsin Wildy, who regards herself as a weekend artist, is a British artist based in Dubai. In 2001 she completed a BA Hons in Communication at Portsmouth University, working mostly with screen printing and type. She moved back to London in 2001 and went onto complete a PGCE at Goldsmiths University in 2006. From then on, Wildy worked in South East London within arts education with a focus of supporting and teaching core subjects through the arts. Wildy has been involved in the creation and production of AE (an arts education publication focusing on all things arts and and education), as well as the curation of exhibitions, building portfolios and creating links with many galleries in London including the Whitechapel Gallery, the Hayward and the Tate. Wildy moved to Dubai in 2014 to work as the Studio Manager at Tashkeel. With a plethora of skills, Wildy works in a variety of mediums, focusing all her work around exploring the idea of the found object or image. Although Wildy’s work is mostly print and collage based, she has a penchant for photographing the the invisible – those items that the general public forget, dismiss or discard.
Ruba Al Araji is an architect and illustrator\painter, born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. Al Araji completed a B.Arch at the American University of Sharjah, and presently freelancing in illustration, architecture and design in Dubai, UAE. The artist’s passion and love for the creative process and expressing herself has opened a whole new journey, where she is exploring the beautiful notions of the Child Archetype, dreamscapes and floral work . Her recent work takes inspiration from Middle Eastern folklore and mythology, particularly of Ancient Mesopotamia; a fascination she nurtures, where her family originates.
Dubai Design District, (d3), a member of TECOM Group, is a destination dedicated to design. The chosen home for the region’s growing collective of creatives, artists and designers, d3, has fast become the hub for inspiration and innovation. Created to answer the growing need from the industry, d3 provides businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals from across the design value chain with a thriving community where they can collaborate, create and inspire.
Known for its versatility d3 has become a popular events space, attracting international crowds to cultural exhibitions such as Dubai Design Week, Fashion Forward, Sole DXB and Meet d3, which have simultaneously driven footfall to d3’s distinguished repertoire of design-focused outlets, art galleries and eateries.
Established in 2008 by Lateefa bint Maktoum, Tashkeel is a contemporary art organisation based in Dubai committed to facilitating art and design practice, creative experimentation and cross-cultural dialogue. Placing the artist at the core, Tashkeel supports the UAE’s creative community through studio facilities, artists’ residencies, international fellowships, a programme of exhibitions, events and professional as well as recreational workshops.