GEO- Earth and its Materiality

GEO- Earth and its Materiality

 

1971 – Design Space

The Flag Island
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

 

Current & Upcoming Exhibition

 

GEO- Earth and its Materiality

WHEN: Saturday 23 February, 2019 06:00PM - Saturday 10 August, 2019 08:30PM

VENUE: 1971 Design Space, The Flag Island, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

1971 – Design Space showcases the first institutional solo exhibition “GEO” of the Irish, Dubai-based Ceramicist Michael Rice. Addressing the materiality of the earth and experimenting with light for the first time, Michael Rice is exhibiting newly created works based on porcelain and emphasizing their translucency through light.

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GEO- Earth and its Materiality

Current & Upcoming Exhibition

 

FashCultivate

WHEN: Saturday 2 November, 2019 06:00PM - Saturday 8 February, 2020 08:00PM

VENUE: 1971 Design Space, The Flag Island, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

“FashCultivate” is an exhibition celebrating the date palm trees (Phoenix Dactylifera) for being one of the most cherished gifts of nature and their importance throughout the history of human civilization.  Date palm trees have become part of the cultural and historical identity of the Gulf Region. They also play an important role in the region’s economy, with the UAE rated globally as the 6th largest producer of dates.

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FashCultivate

Upcoming Events

 

Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy

WHEN: Saturday 20 July, 2019 03:00PM - Saturday 20 July, 2019 05:00PM

VENUE: 1971 - Design Space, The Flag Island, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

This workshop is an introduction to Arabic calligraphy and its history. Participants will apply modern techniques and focus on calligraphy’s design elements, thereby learning how to understand details of the line and the use of the free hand within contemporary calligraphy.

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Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy
 

Ceramic Making Workshop

WHEN: Saturday 20 July, 2019 11:00AM - Saturday 20 July, 2019 01:00PM

VENUE: 1971 - Design Space, The Flag Island, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Get inspired by Michael Rice’s pieces in our on-going exhibition “GEO:- Earth and Its Materiality”, and explore the endless possibilities of creating masterpieces in clay by hand building techniques to achieve the desired results. A fun-filled workshop where you will get to play with clay using your own hands!

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Ceramic Making Workshop