Friday, 12 February 2010


ArtHome is the first step of ARC.

The residency is also my home and intended as a heart centre for developing artistic work and providing a landing mat for those seeking to absorb Cairo and hear its many stories as well an opportunity to be linked in with the art scene. Downtown is bustling with creativity; artists and writers gather in the numerous coffee houses and bars and radical and exciting work can be found in the galleries and venues. The city is full of paradoxes of old and new, traditional and contemporary.

The premises are situated in Dokki, near to the Nile and Cairo Opera House. One can reach downtown Cairo by two stops on the metro or by a 20 minute walk.

ArtHome accommodates up to 4 artists at any one time; with two people sharing each room (or you can book a bedroom to be private if you wish). The flat has wooden floors throughout and lots of light and a great view where you can also see the Nile. There is one living room, two bathrooms, a kitchen and one shared studio/workspace with good light and one of the bedrooms also has available workspace. It is not noisy as it is on the 7th floor.

I can link you in with other arts centres and bigger studio space if you felt you needed more space to work other than what is available with me.  I am interested to help create links between artists locally and internationally and with venues and centres.

I am a writer, mainly a poet but currently working on prose.  I also work with film and audio and create performances and installations. It is is intended that ARC will blossom into a larger venue; accommodating more artists at one time and providing larger workspace in-house, once it and I have found our Egyptian feet.

I look forward to sharing this springtime beginning of ARC with you.

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