Art Jameel Workshop ©

Art Jameel

Sunday 25 September 2016 - 18:00 to Wednesday 28 September 2016 - 20:30
Mashq Art Space, Budaiya

About the Workshop and the topic

This workshop is sponsored by Art Jameel of Abdul Latif Jameel and delivered in Bahrain by British Council and Mashq Art Space. The workshop will be delivered by Daniel Donnelly, and will explore the theme of “Re-inventing Imagery”, which is this year’s theme for the annual Art Jameel Photography Award.

Re-inventing Imagery:

"The eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts." ― Walker Evans

This three-day workshop will explore the AJPA theme for this year and its interpretations as well as allow the participants to do a couple of practical exercises on it. They will also learn how to write a statement and biography to participate in photography competitions.

Through this theme, AJPA aims to uncover modes of production and participation in overlapping fields of culture, urbanism and social experimental photography or the use of alternative process techniques of image making. The goal is to encourage artists to break away from the familiar and commercial ways of looking at and using images through art.

About Daniel Donnelly

Daniel Donnelly is a British artist and photographer, currently based in Bahrain. He has a background of teaching, international development and cultural project management. Daniel has lived in Bahrain for one year, having moved from Morocco, his home for 4 years. A recent arts development programme in Morocco that he created has mentored Moroccan photographers to make photography books. This programme won the support of Coventry University and Marrakech Museum for Photography.
Recent art projects include "Waiting for Spring", a series that that blurs the lines between photojournalism, documentation, and still life in Morocco. This series was shown at Lagos Photo 2016 and is currently being shown as part of Making Africa in Barcelona.
Daniel is currently printing new photography book in Bahrain, and finishing on a long term project about eighteenth century garden design in the UK. He has set up photo communities in Casablanca and now Bahrain that have supported photographers to engage with contemporary photography.

WoRkshop programme

Day 1: 25 September 2016

6:00 – 8:30 PM 

Day 2: 26 September 2016

6:00 – 8:30 PM 

Day 3: 28 September 2016

6:00 – 8:30 PM 

(There will be a prayer break given during each session of the workshop)


Mashq Art Space


This workshop is free of charge and open for registration and everyone is welcome to attend whether you are a professional or aspiring photographer.

For enquiries and registration, please send us an email with the following information on 

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