Explore your creativity at the inaugural Safha Art Book Fair this weekend


Running parallel to the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, this one’s a must visit for lovers of the arts

This weekend is certainly shaping up to be a great one, what with the 32nd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair bringing together all lovers of the word.

Cinephiles won’t get enough of the brilliant Black Box Cinema, screening some of the best from Arab cinema at the book fair. Now, there’s something for art aficionados or simply curious people too!

Running parallel to the book fair is the Safha Art Book Fair. The inaugural artist book pop-up at Cultural Foundation will introduce a platform of artist books with a focus on UAE practitioners.

Featuring a mix of 16 institutions and artists, they’re curated to be in conversation with each other.



The line-up includes all the resident favourites from Art Jameel Shop, Athbah, Barjeel Art Foundation to of course, the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

In addition to the discussions are some great programmes and workshops lined up. Take your love for the world of zines to the Zine Making Workshop by 7ijra. Waraqa. Miqas. If you have some old magazines, photographs or journal entries lying around, bring it here from 5pm to 8pm.

Another standout is the Paper Making Workshop by Warga on 27 May. Running from 4pm to 6pm, participants will learn how to make paper from various recycled materials, encouraging sustainability!

All this and much more for you to explore over the weekend.



26-29 May


Cultural Foundation


For more information and registrations, visit culturalfoundation.ae/en/event/Safha

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