Découvrez l’essence de la culture palestinienne à travers l’art, la littérature, la musique, les costumes et la cuisine. Plongez dans le monde la broderie avec Tatreez et Tea, une tradition artistique vieille de plus de cent ans passée de mère en fille, autour d’une tasse de thé. Les cours de broderie sont offerts au public avec Wafa, une brodeuse passionnée qui cherche à préserver cette tradition vénérée. Expérimentez également la peinture acrylique et les pinceaux avec Ahed, cofondateur de ArtLab, une organisation d’arts visuels et de partage d’espace. Vous apprendrez les techniques essentielles pour créer une œuvre d’art en une heure. Explorez aussi l’aiguille et le fil avec le tissage de Wissam et apprenez un artisanat ancestral. Entrez dans le monde palestinien et découvrez des timbres originaux et des photographies d’époque reflétant les activités palestiniennes au quotidien. Finalement, prenez place dans notre salon palestinien et dégustez des Ma’amoul authentiques et du thé tout en écoutant les brodeurs raconter l’histoire de leur art traditionnel.

Wissam Balchi is a Palestinian weaver who is known for her traditional style garments that stay true to the color, form, and style of Palestinian garment.

Wissam will be providing weaving demos at the Palestinian seating area where the audience can sit and watch on 24th-27th April.

Wafa Ghnaim is an American-born Palestinian businesswoman, writer, artist, and founder of Tatreez & Tea, a Palestinian initiative which aims to preserve Palestinian Tatreez (Embroidery) and storytelling traditions passed from mother to daughter over a cup of tea, from generation to generation. Founded with the help of the artist’s mother, Tatreez & Tea provides workshops, lectures, and publications to preserve Palestinian arts, crafts, and folkloric traditions in the diaspora community.

Experience the Palestinian tradition first-hand by participating in the numerous workshops taking place from 24th -27th April.

Through various mediums and techniques, Joanna Barakat’s work brings together the disciplines of painting, photography and Palestinian embroidery to challenge and question collective ideas and stereotypes using a reimagined contemporary Palestinian aesthetic.

Meet her for an embroidery workshop on 27 of April.

Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Khattab est un collectionneur Palestinien de timbres et de pièces de monnaie. Il s'intéresse particulièrement aux timbres émis du monde entier qui expriment leur solidarité avec le peuple Palestinien et son combat de longue date mené par les nations. Il a commencé sa collection de timbres postaux dès son plus jeune âge et a consacré son loisir à la cause nationale en 1976-1977.

Ahed Izhiman is a virtuoso visual artist who applies diverse techniques in his field. Born in Jerusalem in 1980, Ahed went on to study arts in Florence, Italy, where he graduated with a degree in fine arts in 2004. In his artwork, Ahed is famous for combining painting and photography, which he also volunteered to teach to youth in refugee camps, villages, and the Old City of Jerusalem.

In 2007, Izhiman established his own atelier. He also co-founded the first multimedia lab in Jerusalem, the “Palestinian National Theatre”, and the ArtLab gallery for visual arts and shared artists’ space. Izhiman is also a member of the Palestinian Art Court board and Sunbula.

Izhiman’s work was exhibited at many local and international exhibitions, his project “The Ring” was on display at the Palestinian Museum during its inaugural exhibition, Jerusalem Lives.

“Anyone can Paint” is the workshop Ahed will conduct during the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Festival, which aims to encourage the attending audience to unleash their creative abilities in an attempt to prove that anyone can paint if shown how, using appropriate techniques and teaching methods.

Ahed Izhiman’s paintings and photography will be exhibited at the “Palestine Pavilion” during the Festival.