Gallery 76

‘Our purpose is to offer student, amateur and professional artists an affordable, accessible, well managed and renown public exhibition space to showcase their talents.’

Gallery 76 is the oldest public art gallery in the UAE and occupies a special place in the history of Dubai’s thriving art scene. Gallery 76 plays a key role at DIAC in facilitating ‘Art for all’.

The Gallery is housed in the Center and benefits from the Center’s considerable footfall of students, artists and art appreciative public alike. The gallery is occupied with solo, shared and group exhibitions year round and bookings are required at least 6-12 months in advance. Gallery 76 has a floor area of 65 m2, wall space for 25-40 paintings (depending on size) and an adjustable illumination system.

Gallery 76 hosts a broad range of exhibits from established and renowned artists to the Center’s own students. It therefore plays a key role in starting and nourishing artistic careers and offering art for all.

Gallery76 has hosted high profile solo exhibitions by Amira Hanna, Mi Jong Yoo, Susan Kim, Mostafa Mehdizadeh, Jan Edwards, Omayma Soubra, Corbett Miteff Tauseef Al Mulla, Wafa Khazander, Carrie Robertson Wright, Nelda Gilliam, Ossacip Olbap (in retrospect), and Alan Meyburgh.

Gallery Timings:
Saturday to Wednesday: 9:00am to 9:00pm.
Thursday: 9.00am-4.00pm

Friday Closed

Exhibit at Gallery 76
Should you be interested in exhibiting at Gallery 76 please contact:
The Gallery Director
Gallery 76
Dubai International Art Centre

The Gallery Director can be contacted through the contact details on the Contact us page.
All applications should include examples of the works to be exhibited and a brief introduction to the artist(s).

GALLERY 76 EXHIBITIONS

Immortal Artist an Exhibition by Bahgat Osman

Biography of Bahgat Osman (1931 – 2001)

The artist Bahgat Osman was born in Egypt. At a young age, he was recognised as a talented young artist. He enrolled at the School of Fine Arts in Cairo, where he specialised in sculpting and graduated in 1954. After graduation, Bahgat worked as an art teacher, followed by a career as a caricature artist at the El-Masaa newspaper. He also published his work in numerous popular magazines between the late 1950’ and 60’s. He sincerely believed in caricature art as a powerful way to narrate contemporary socio-political concerns. He deliberately directed his efforts to young children, confident that they will lead the way towards the future. He published a book, The Charter of the Child’s Rights, in collaboration with UNICEF. Besides his trust in the young generation, he was also a strong supporter of gender equality and in 2000 he published another book with UNICEF, Women’s Rights in Oman. Bahgat displayed an empathy with women and a strong belief in the young generation in the art that he exhibited across the Middle East.

Bahgat received several awards across the Middle East and in Tunisia, Algeria and Germany. Highlights were the first prize for children’s book illustrations in 2001 and in 2002 the Children Literature Award, both in Egypt

The exhibition will be under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Mr Mohammad Al-Murr, Chairman of Trustees of Sheik Mohammad bin Rashid Library.

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