photo by Jean Pierre Dalbera

FORMING IDEAS - Arts Council England Curatorial Development Programme
UK craft curator’s visit to Cairo 18-24 October 2008

With the support of the British Council, Egypt

DAY 1 / Saturday 18 October    

1500   Depart Heathrow Terminal 3 - Flight MS 778   

2045  Arrive Cairo International Airport (Terminal 1) – met by representative from Carlson Wagonlit

2200  Check into Golden Tulip Flamenco Hotel, Zamalek

DAY 2 / Sunday 19 October

8.30 – 9.30 Breakfast and introduction to programme

10.00 – 11.30 Meet with Egyptian crafts expert Shahira Mehrez at her showroom, Dokki

12.00 -13.00 Meet with Noha Zayed, Managing Partner ZAFIR TSHIRTS, Zamalek

13.30 -14.30 Lunch locally. Meet with Nairy Avedissian, Project Manager, Arts, Social & cultural Partnerships Unit, from British Council Egypt who will brief us on BC activities in Egypt

15.00 – 16.30  Meet with Aleya Hamza, curator at Contemporary Image Collective

17.00 -18.00 Meet artist Amal Kenawy in her studio at The Townhouse gallery

Back to hotel

19.00-21.00 Reception hosted by Julia Race, Deputy Director, British Council Egypt at her home in Zamalek with invited guests. 

21.00 Supper at hotel – Maha Maamoun to join us

DAY 3 / Monday 20 October

9.30-11.30 Meet with Dina Bakhoum from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture for tour of conservation projects in Islamic Cairo

10.30 coffee at the famous Mahfouz Coffee Shop, Khan el Khalili

12.00 – 12.45 Visit the Gayer Anderson House Museum

13.00-14.00  lunch in Al-Azhar park with Dina Bakhoum

14.30 – 15.30 Visit and introduction to the Al Khatoun Gallery

16.15 – 17.30 Meeting with Dr Amr Abdel Kawi, Publisher of Magaz design magazine at their offices in Heliopolis 

18.00 -19.00 Meet with artist/jeweller Zeinab Khalifa and visit her studio in Heliopolis

19.00 Meet with artist Khaled Hafez and visit his studio in the Heliopolis/madinet nasr area

20.00 Supper locally in Heliopolis

DAY 4 / Tuesday 21 October

10.30 Visit The Townhouse Gallery and meet William Wells

13.00-14.30 Lunch at Estoril, downtown with a representative from Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum

15.00 – 16.00 Visit to Karim Francis Gallery, downtown and meet Karim Francis

16.30 -18.45  Visit to Egyptian Museum, Midan Tahrir, Downtown

20.30 Supper at the Greek Club 
DAY 5 / Wednesday  22 October    

7-9.30 Visit to the Giza Pyramids. Visit Passage 35, Giza and meet with Nagla Samir

10.30 -11.30 Visit Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, Giza and meet with Director, Ikram Nosshi

11.45 – 12.45 Lunch at Falfala, Downtown

13.00 – 14.30 Visit Mashrabia Gallery and meet with Director Stefania Angarano

15.15 – 16.15 Visit Fustat Ceramics Centre, Old Cairo. Meet with representatives of The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (PSTA), UK

16.30 – 17.30 Meet Dr Ann Shafer from the American University in Cairo at the Fustat Centre

20.00 dinner locally at the Fish Market, Maadi

21.00 optional visit to El Ghouri Caravansary for a performance of Al-Tannoura whirling dervishes to live Sufi music

DAY 6 / Thursday 23 October
9.30 – 10.30 Visit to Nagada Showroom and meet with founder Sylva Nasrallah

10.45 – 12.00 Visit to Azza Fahmy gallery and meet with Hadeel Eldeeb, Senior PR Associate, Azza Fahmy

12.15 -13.30 Visit Gezira Centre of Arts and Islamic Ceramic Museum, Zamalek

13.45-15.00 Lunch at the Cairo Marriott Hotel, Zamalek with Sherif Awad from Contemporary Practices

15.30 – 16.30 Meet Waleed Abdulkhalek, Director of Almasar Gallery

17.00 – 18.00 Visit Zakhareef and meet Mahmoud Ouf, Store Manager
Evening free to visit Khan El-Khalili bazaar or revisit galleries/shops/museums

21.00 Dinner locally

DAY 7 / Friday 24 October
0700  Breakfast & Check-out of hotel

0745  Bus from hotel to airport
0845  Arrive Cairo Airport
1145  Depart Cairo – Terminal 1- Flight MS  777           

1550  Arrive London Heathrow – Terminal 3


British Council Egypt

Visit Researched and organised by Camilla Cañellas, Senior Associate, ArtProjects & Solutions  Mob: 0034 660375123

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