The Art Gallery Scene of Jeddah

The Art Gallery Scene of Jeddah

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The multicultural city of Jeddah is known for being the ‘Art Capital of Saudi Arabia’. This urban post is a vantage point for the burgeoning creativity and traditional artistry that have not just endured but flourished. Jeddah on its own is an open-air gallery, with sculptures lining the corniche and the iconic roundabouts. Explore further, and you’ll find galleries peppered across town, with diverse offerings of art to suit all tastes:

Athr Gallery

Established by Hamza Serafi and Mohammed Hafiz, Athr Gallery has become an integral part of developing contemporary art in the region. Their mall address serves as a multifunctional art space; hosting a variety of immersive exhibitions and art programs that trigger the interest of both the local community and the general public. Athr is also known for representing an impressive roster of Saudi artists like Ahmed Mater, Muhannad Shono, Dana Awartani, to name a few.

Phone: +966-12-2845009

Website: www.athrart.com

The Saudi Centre for Fine Arts

For the last 30 years, The Saudi Centre for Fine Arts has contributed to the growth of artists and craftsmen in Jeddah. The center takes pride in being a sanctuary for local artworks while simultaneously providing community art courses for children and adults.

Phone: +966-531447888

Website: www.saudiarts.com

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Hafez Gallery

Hafez Gallery is an entity pushing for Saudi and Middle Eastern representation in the global art conversation. Tucked in the Rawdah neighborhood, Hafez Gallery hosts a variety of contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year. It also actively participates in organizing related events in the city. The gallery represents a multitude of local artists; such as Nabila Albassam, Abdulsattar Mousa, Abdullah Almarzouq, and Lulwa Alhmoud.

Phone: +966-555517000

Website: www.hafezgallery.com

Darat Safeya Binzagr Gallery

A boutique private gallery that bears the name of its Saudi founder Safeya Binzagr, the space perfectly embodies standards of international galleries creating a singular national impact. It hosts a permanent collection of Safeya’s work as well as invaluable vintage outfits, textiles, and tools that are over a hundred years old. The gallery also has research libraries, gift shops, and exhibition halls; and offers workshops and art panels. Darat Safeya Binzagr is a treasure trove for those eager to learn more about Hejazi art and its history.

Phone: +966-12-6571030

Website: www.daratsb.com

Studio Hisham Binjabi

Hisham Binjabi is one of the most celebrated Saudi artists of our century. In the 1970s, Hisham organized his first graphic art show of Western artists to inspire local artists in Jeddah. A chance encounter at the age of 14 catapulted him to be the artist of Kings and royals. After which, he painted for several notable subjects and patrons including King Faisal, King Khalid, King Abdullah, as well as objects of Saudi culture and the Arabian environment such as the Arabian horses. Today, Hisham has become a pillar of the arts, with his studio doubling as an Art Gallery in the historic district of AlBalad. Here you’ll find Binjabi’s collection alongside masterpieces and sculptures from Saudi and international artists alike.

Adham Art Center

Adham Art Center and Gallery was established by siblings, Dr. Talal and Nawal Adham. Guided by the desire to give every artist a home—Adham Art Center provides different art programs and creative projects. They have an exhibition space that hosts a collective of artists on an annual basis, apart from providing workshops and an art recycling program. The center also has a gift shop, where visitors can purchase different artists’ works and merchandise.

Phone: +966-566905614

Website: www.adhamart.com

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