Support GYEM to build the first youth hub in the GCC

Back in 2010 GYEM had a home at Dubai Festival City, that unfortunately no longer exists. Since then this amazing group of focused and self-motivated youth have been working hard to realise a new space for the community, where young people can come together to create and innovate. Now in their final stages of funding they've initiated a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo. Here's a video from them about why they need our support to build the first youth hub in the region.

 

#CAMural

In the lead up to the launch of Capsule Arts Studio, Capsule Arts and partner company Lobo & Listone commissioned The Domino to create a mural for permanent display on the front fascia of their Al Quoz warehouse. Inspired by Dubai and it's ever changing landscape, artists Fathima Mohuiddin and Paul Brewer spent 10 days working late into the evening on a scaffolding tower to transform the building into a site for public art.

A vibrant depiction of Dubai, the abstract artwork takes you from old Dubai to the contemporary metropolis we see today, filled with elements from Dubai's heritage, culture, architecture, and urban city life.

Here's a few pictures of the journey, and we hope you pop by to see the real thing.

Fathima starts by sketching out the mural design
Fathima starts by sketching out the mural design
Scaffolding goes up
Scaffolding goes up
First day up on the scaffold for Fathima and Paul
First day up on the scaffold for Fathima and Paul
After sketching out the design in real scale painting begins
After sketching out the design in real scale painting begins
Progress at dusk
Progress at dusk
Ready to start another evening of panting
Ready to start another evening of panting
Work on the black detailing begins
Work on the black detailing begins
Scaffolding coming down ahead of launch night
Scaffolding coming down ahead of launch night
Capsule Arts Studio launch night
Capsule Arts Studio launch night
In the light of day you can see the mural from Sheikh Zayed Road if you look through the service road just before the Al Waha Street exit moving in the direction of Burj Khalifa
In the light of day you can see the mural from Sheikh Zayed Road if you look through the service road just before the Al Waha Street exit moving in the direction of Burj Khalifa
 

We've launched!

Thank you to many of you who came to our official opening of Capsule Arts Studio, and the launch of our first limited edition print collection last Thursday. We hope you had a fun evening, enjoyed the artworks on display, and had a chance to meet the artists. If you didn't manage to make it, here are some great pictures that everyone has been sharing with us. You can also see more at #CAlaunch

All artworks are now available to view and buy online at www.capsulearts.com

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