Ghaf Art Gallery – Abu Dhabi
Ghaf Art Gallery
Al Kaleej Al Arabi Street (30th Street),
(near to the corner with 7th street and near Al Khalidiyah Park, almost opposite the Somalian Embassy).
Hidden amongst residential homes, this gallery is a true gem for the art lover.
Founded in 2006 as the first independent gallery for contemporary art in Abu Dhabi, Ghaf Art Gallery regularly hosts exhibitions from local and international artist, giving not only the chance to be inspired by talented painters, sculptors and visual artists, but also the possibility to purchase your favourite piece if you really can’t take your eyes off it.
This gallery extends on two spacious floors and showcases a wide range of different pieces.
We visited this wonderful gallery during Ramadan: the Emirati artist, curator and boutique owner Sumayyah Al Suwaidi collected the pieces of nearly 30 artists for the sixth Ramadan Art Bazaar, a show including paintings, photography, traditional and innovative art medias, all priced down in line with the spirit of generosity characteristic of the Holy month.
This exhibition showcased beautiful works by many artists, both local and from all over the world, such as UAE artists Sumayyah Al Suwaidi, Jalal Luqman, Mattar Bin Lahej, Khalil Abdulwahid and Hamdan Al Shamsi, Indian artist Ram Nath, British artist Jennifer Simon and French artist Karima Bakheet, amongst many others. (source)
We loved the variety of the pieces and admired the high quality of each of them. We also loved the fact that we had the chance to buy small items as well, such as mugs and tote bags.
We like contemporary art and discovering new artists, and we absolutely loved this showcase.
Ghaf Art Gallery continuously changes their exhibitions, so we are definitely planning to go back soon.