New galleries and exhibitions to watch out for

With the main art district in the city, Al Quoz, set to re-launch officially on September 9, we can expect an array of exhibitions and workshops from the wealth of independent galleries in the area. Venues such as The Courtyard will announce upcoming exhibitions, including a photography exhibition, which focuses on four different themes. Art isn’t limited to Al Quoz though, with the Baginskaya Gallery set to open later in the month in JLT, and DIFC, Downtown Dubai and Bur Dubai all contributing to what we’re expecting to be an eventful art season in the city.

New gallery in JLT

The Baginskaya Gallery and studio is set to open its doors in Jumeirah Lake Towers on September 12. The new art space, which is going to exhibit African art as well as art from over parts of the world, will launch with an exhibition of Ghanaian paintings from Kofi Agorsor. One of Ghana’s finest artists, the painter has been at the forefront of Ghana’s art scene for the last two decades. The exhibition will showcase 20 of Agorsor's abstract works.

Until October 29. Jumeirah Bay X1, S-07 Ground floor, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (050 556 2210).

Nadia Ayari at The Third Line

September 18 will see New York-based artist Nadia Ayari exhibit her densely painted images which contain strong contrasting colours. Her paintings are full of symbolism and, through the act of painting itself the artist’s resonating works will aim to allude to storytelling and myths.

September 18- October 17. The Third Line, Al Quoz (04 431 1367).

Chelsea College of Art & Design set to run classes in Dubai

If you’ve got a passion for interior design the famous London college will be holding seven specialist courses here in Dubai. Taught to the same standard as they would be in the UK, you’ll have an opportunity to learn from practising industry professionals, with courses ranging from learning how to decorate your villa or apartment to an introduction to furniture design.

September 22-October 4.