Saudi sculptor represents Kingdom at international art exhibition

Sculptor Kamal Almualem at the Tetouan International Sculpture Symposium in (Morocco. Photo/Supplied )
Updated 04 July 2019
0

Saudi sculptor represents Kingdom at international art exhibition

  • Kamal Al-Mualem's works on display at Moroccan international event
  • Earlier this year the Saudi artist took part in the International Sculpture Camp in the city of Sohar, Oman

RIYADH: A Saudi sculptor is carving out a reputation for himself on the world stage after representing the Kingdom at a major international art exhibition.

Works by Kamal Al-Mualem were one of the star attractions when they went on display at the Tetouan International Sculpture Symposium in northern Morocco.

Al-Mualem, who hails from the Eastern Province, told Arab News: “I was very glad that my artwork was shortlisted for this international sculpture fest, where selected artists from various parts of the world took part.”

He said it was an honor to represent the Kingdom and promote Saudi arts and culture, adding that  34 artists from 15 countries took part in the symposium including Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Italy, France, China, Belgium, Oman, Congo, Kuwait, Jordan, Belarus, Bahrain and Malaysia.

Al-Mualem’s sculptures proved popular with visitors to the event (which started on June 15) many of whom were students who listened to explanations about his work.

Earlier this year the Saudi artist, who studied fine art in Florence, Italy, took part in the International Sculpture Camp in the city of Sohar, Oman.

He has also participated in various high-profile international art exhibitions, including the Silk Road International Arts Festival and Exhibition 2018 in Xi’an, China and the Changcheng and Chuanqing International Sculpture Exhibition, also in China.


Bahraini TV star Sabrin Burshaid dies after battling cancer

Sabrin Burshaid died on Monday morning at the age of 34. (Instagram)
Updated 22 July 2019
0

Bahraini TV star Sabrin Burshaid dies after battling cancer

DUBAI: Bahraini TV presenter and actor Sabrin Burshaid died on Monday morning, at the age of 34.

The star had been battling cancer after being diagnosed with lymphoma earlier this year. According to media reports, Burshaid was found to have three brain tumors and was hospitalized abroad.

The news of her death was confirmed by her father, Ahmed Burshid.

Burshaid began her career in 2009, when she started as a  TV presenter for the program “Summer of Bahrain.”

She got her first major acting job in 2012 in the play “Zain’s Flashlight” and went on to star in a number of Ramadan series, the latest clutch of which were  aired this year — “Lovers After Divorce” directed by Khalid Jamal, “Agenda” by Haya Abdel Salam and “ I have a script” by Munir Zoubi.