Following the successful debut of the “Artist Playground by Pullman” at IFDC’s revolutionary Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane event in City Walk, Dubai earlier this year, art lovers had been eagerly waiting for the art hub to find a permanent home. And, we were thrilled to announce last week that the VIP launch would be taking place at the global gallery’s newest location, the Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre.
Local artists are the main focus of the Artist Playground by Pullman, connecting hotel guests, business clientele, media, art enthusiasts to the immense design talent around the world. And in the spirit of the playground, who better to team up with for this exciting collaboration than Dubai Jiggy, a team of Dubaians showcasing their love for art, culture, tea, entrepreneurship and community.
A powerhouse of creativity, they will be honoring the exhibition with the work of Humaira Hussain, a Dubai based contemporary artist and a student of Guljee. Humaira is a prolific painter with a BFA and MA (Honours) in Fine arts and a passion for exploring nature through her work. She is especially well known for her portrayal of flowers, birds and butterflies, using vibrant bursts of color that encapsulate her energy and optimism.
The lady behind Dubai Jiggy is none-other than the co-founder of another one of the regions greatly acclaimed art initiatives and social enterprises, the AJALA Project. Incredibly talented, Narmeen Naser is an artist, writer and manager with a background in the humanitarian sector and a passion for the arts, who is using Art to fund social impact projects. Rarely daunted, she was selected as one of the top 30 female social entrepreneurs in the Middle East by World Bank and now represents over 500 emerging artists in the region. We are truly inspired by her drive, her ability to create connections and her commitment to nurturing a thriving community of artists, creatives, and change makers.
If you are an art lover and as inspired as we are by these talented ladies, then we welcome you to join us at “The t-Lounge by Dilmah” where you can enjoy a delectable tea gastronomy and tea mixology menu while appreciating the exhibitions, art series, talks, and a yearly calendar of creative attractions organized as part of the “Artist Playground by Pullman”.
IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN EXHIBITION AT THE ARTIST PLAYGROUND BY PULLMAN, KINDLY SEND IMAGES OF YOUR WORK AND A ONE PARAGRAPH BIO TO: OFFICE@IFDCOUNCIL.ORG