Rachael and Deepa's Adventures in India

Recently Capsule Arts founders Deepa Bhatia and Rachael Brown were in India sourcing items for one of our bespoke art consulting projects, an adventure that took them all around the country. Here we bring you some of the highlights from their trip, from the art and architecture of India, to the whole lot of cows roaming the country!

The stunning Umaid Bhavan Taj Hotel in Rajasthan
The stunning Umaid Bhavan Taj Hotel in Rajasthan
India is filled to the brim with vibrant and lovely artifacts and artworks, often integrated into the architecture
India is filled to the brim with vibrant and lovely artifacts and artworks, often integrated into the architecture
There is also a rich scene of contemporary art in the country
There is also a rich scene of contemporary art in the country
The sight of a wandering cow is all too common in India... Clockwise: Cultured cows lounging by some public sculpture in Udaipur; a cow in Jodphur; Deepa having some words with a cow in Jodphur
The sight of a wandering cow is all too common in India... Clockwise: Cultured cows lounging by some public sculpture in Udaipur; a cow in Jodphur; Deepa having some words with a cow in Jodphur
Always some time for a selfie! Clockwise: Rachael being snapped in Mehrangar Fort, Jodhpur; Deepa and Rachael dwarfed by a fort in Jodhpur; Selfie in front of the Lotus Temple; Rachael on the steps of a fort in Jodhpur
Always some time for a selfie! Clockwise: Rachael being snapped in Mehrangar Fort, Jodhpur; Deepa and Rachael dwarfed by a fort in Jodhpur; Selfie in front of the Lotus Temple; Rachael on the steps of a fort in Jodhpur
Some sights in Jodhpur, known as India's Blue City due to the vividly painted blue houses
Some sights in Jodhpur, known as India's Blue City due to the vividly painted blue houses
In amongst the travelling across India, there was still time for some lessons - cooking for Deepa and music for Rachael!
In amongst the travelling across India, there was still time for some lessons - cooking for Deepa and music for Rachael!
 

Capsule Arts at the 'Shop the Night Christmas Market'

Night-Market-christmas-social
Night-Market-christmas-social

We'll be at Tom & Serg tomorrow night for the Corner Shop-organised 'Shop the Night Market - Christmas Style'! It's the perfect opportunity to do a spot of Christmas shopping, with over 30 vendors selling everything from art to fashion and homeware.

You can find us upstairs with our pop-up shop, bring you a selection of our limited edition art prints by artists from the UAE and GCC, which make lovely and unique gifts.

See you there!

 

The artists making Arabic calligraphy their own

Tonight from 7pm, a new exhibition of Tunisian-French street artist eL Seed opens at Tashkeel studio hub, showcasing the results of his year-long residency at the creative space. Titled 'Declaration', the exhibition will run until 27 December, and it sees eL Seed take his Arabic calli-graffiti off the walls and into three-dimensions. Talking to Anna Seaman for her recent article for the National, eL Seed says, “This show is a love declaration to calligraphy...It is an ageing art and it deserves to be honoured – this poem perfectly matches that idea.”

Ahead of the opening, here we take a look at some of Capsule Arts' favourite artists creating contemporary Arabic calligraphy, both two and three dimensional...

eL Seed

elseed combo
elseed combo

Jamal Abdul Rahim

Limited edition prints of Jamal's work are available from Capsule Arts here.

Jamalcombo
Jamalcombo
shezad combo
shezad combo

Khalifa El Shimy

khal
khal
sasan combo
sasan combo
julian combo
julian combo
saleh combo
saleh combo
ghader amer combo
ghader amer combo