Open Call to All Artists
“THE GREAT LOCKDOWN EXHIBITION”

July 27th, 2020



The Shaikh Ebrahim Center is calling on artists in Bahrain to submit an artwork or a series of artworks that was created during the recent and ongoing social lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Reflecting on this difficult time period when most of us were confined to our homes and studios, the aim is to bring the artistic community in Bahrain together and reconnect through a joint exhibition planned for October 2020 at the Bin Matar House in Muharraq.

To submit your project, please follow the link below. Kindly note that in addition to your personal details you will need to submit the following:

  • High resolution image of your artwork (up to 5MB)
  • Artwork details (title, medium, dimensions)
  • Artist statement (200 words about your artwork and its significance and context)
  • Artist bio (100 words about your artistic background and interests)

Information can be submitted in English or Arabic.

Kindly note that the submission deadline is 31 August 2020 at 23.59 Bahrain time. Selection will take place the following weeks and the physical artworks should be ready for delivery to the Bin Matar House by mid September 2020. Each artwork should be labeled with the artist name and artwork title.