|April 24-27 | Art exhibition | Arts Centre, Bahrain National Museum
This international school invites you to an art exhibition, where you can buy artworks and donate to a charitable organisation.
An empty space on your living room wall could
be completed by one or more of 800 creative
masterpieces produced by the students of Ibn
Khuldoon National School (IKNS).
Not only will you will be adding to the
unfinished decor of your home but you won't
need to feel about doing so either; the
proceeds raised from the sale of the artworks
will go to charities.
Students from every level will compete this
month to win the title of the best artwork in
their respective categories. The works will be
displayed at an exhibition inaugurated by the
Minister of Culture, Shaikha Mai bint
Mohammed Al Khalifa.
Through this initiative, which aims to become
annual, Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) and
IKNS hope to raise funds for the 5,000 orphans
of the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO).
"This offers our students a wonderful
opportunity to continue the school's 30-year
tradition of community service by supporting
the RCO," says Dr Kamal Abdel-Nour, IKNS
president, of the event.
"Our pupils believe that charity begins at
home. Hence their desire is to fulfil their social
responsibilities by assisting fellow Bahrainis
who happen to be less fortunate."
The event is in total harmony with both the
school's mission and with Manama's 'Year of
the Arts' theme for 2014. Besides its emphasis
on bilingual education, IKNS also sheds light on
art. Every year three exhibitions are organised
by the school.
"The aim is to support charities helping
disadvantaged children through art and by
raising the exposure of contemporary art in the
Middle East. Art enthusiasts can purchase the
students' work throughout the month of April.
We encourage the public to start booking the
pieces in advance," says SAF regional director,
Artworks will be sold at BD100, BD150 and
BD200. All the works will be exhibited at the
Bahrain National Museum's Arts Centre and
will be open to the public.
The four best pieces will be auctioned off at a
private gala dinner and charity fundraiser on
April 28, where the highlight of the evening is a
prize-giving ceremony. Each of the winners
receives BD500, donated by Sovereign Trust