Crossroads Maldives Launches New Art Gallery

Crossroads Maldives has launched a new art space at The Marina called “The Gallery”, a home to a variety of masterpieces from local community as well as international artists of all levels and genres. The Gallery aims to increase guest’s awareness on Maldivian culture and understanding on various arts, but also to give opportunity to noteworthy emerging artists to showcase their incredible talents and works.

The art gallery will open with a special exhibition, “Fortress of Malè”, displaying historical arts of Maldives. The exhibition will take place from 22nd to 27th March 2022, with twenty-five watercolour paintings of Malè put on display, depicting the capital of Maldives in the 1800s, long after the fortress wall surrounding the island fell into disuse.

The artist, Shimha Shabeeb said: “The journey in making the paintings for the Fortress of Male was indeed a huge learning experience. It was very exciting to visualize Male’ in the 1800 based on the limited resources. As an artist who loves the Maldivian culture I found this project very close to my heart and I knew I had to work on this no matter what. I knew this was something someone had to do at some point, and a collaboration like this taught me to appreciate our history more. This is actually a new beginning to something good. I am very grateful to show part of our history in watercolour and to have made a contribution to Maldivian art history.”

The Marina @ Crossroads Maldives is open to the public for daily visit from 11:00am to 11:00pm. Visitors can book their tickets via Crossroads Maldives mobile app or may contact +9607307032 for more details about The Gallery.

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