A Strange Sense of Familiarity

A Strange Sense of Familiarity
Library Shelf Location 08.MAAK
Publication Date 2009
Description A Sense of Familiarity is work made by pupils from Cardinal Hume and Joseph Swan schools, taking part in BALTIC's Arab Artists in Residence programme, supported by the Said Foundation. The exhibition is a result of the second part of the 2 year programme, involving 10 Gateshead secondary schools working with artists from the Arab World. Young people have the opportunity to increases their knowledge of Arab art and culture, find out more about contemporary art and develop their skills via first hand experience with an Arab artist. Pupils worked with Lebanese artist and designer Samar Maakaron to create designs using the traditional techniques of Arabesque, based on objects and images relating to their own cultural identity. The designs on show have drawings of various personal items as their starting point; these include jewellery, licquorice allsorts, a sports medal, teddy bears, eyeliner, lipstick, a pet dog, a stereo and a trainer.
Quantity 1
Pages 52
Format Hardback
Publishers Said Foundation, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Related Artist Samar Maakaron
Category Education/Learning
Keywords Schools, Arabesques, Arab
Related City/Region Gateshead
Related Country/Global Region Arab States
Language English

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