Community Engagement

Watercolour Workshop

University College of Bahrain/ Graphic Design Concentration organised a Watercolour Workshop in cooperation with the United State Embassy, Public Affairs office in Manama on the 5th of November 2018 from 12 to 2 p.m.

A group of students and faculty members attended the workshop, which was conducted by the Artist Bernadette Frank,  she is an abstract art painter. Frank use different medium to explore optical art effects.

The workshop gave the students an opportunity to learn about Frank innovative colour interacting with light, by observing and applying the new technique during the workshop

Mosaic Workshop

Under the guidance of Art Reach Bahrain members, University College of Bahrain Graphic Design Students and Faculty members participated in a community art initiative to work on mosaic projects that will be displayed in the children’s garden for the Psychiatric Hospital, Manama. This workshop was conducted on Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

​Art Reach has designed a mosaic garden and playground for children, visitors and staff at the Psychiatric Hospital. UCB students and faculty members joined the event and explored the wonderful world of mosaic and created artwork for the garden.

Wax Batik Workshop

In cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Manama and University College of Bahrain/Graphic Design Concentration, a Batik Workshop was  organised on Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A group of students and faculty members attended the workshop, which was conducted by Mr. Nanang Sharna, one of the prominent Indonesian Batik Designers. Mr. Sharna has a tremendous and vast experiences including designed the cloth for President Nelson Mandela of South Africa. The workshop gave the students an introduction about wax Batik techniques, which is one of the Indonesian cultural heritage arts.

Graphic Design Exhibition 2018

The Annual Graphic Design Exhibition featuring projects from final year students and from other courses offered in the academic year 2017-2018. This year is the 13th edition of the exhibition.

Venue: Janabiya Hall, University College of Bahrain.

​Thursday, 3rd May 2018 from 12 to 6 pm.

ArtBAB Exhibition

The Graphic Design Concentration participates in Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB 2018), from ​Thursday to Sunday, 15th -18th March 2018 at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Center.

Graphic Design Concentration Field Visit 2018

The Graphic Design concentration is organising a field visit on the 13th of February 2018, from 9:00am till 2:00pm to the following places:

  1. The 44th Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition Tent at Arad Fort.
  2. Al-Fann: Art from the Islamic Civilization from The al-Sabah Collection at Bahrain National Museum.
  3. The Wanderers, by Ali Merza at Art Centre

Graphic Design Concentration Field Visit to Art Galleries

14 students and 2 faculty members Dr. Lilian Hallak and Munawar Mokhtar joined the visit, on Tuesday 21st November 2017 from 9:30 am and return by 12:30 pm.

​Visited:

  1. Bahrain Art Centre
  2. Albareh Art Gallery
  3. Al Riwaq Art Space
  4. Al Adliya outdoor Art display

Graphic Design Exhibition 2017

The Annual Graphic Design Exhibition featuring projects from final year students and from other courses offered in the academic year 2016-2017. This year is the 12th edition of the exhibition.

Venue: Janabiya Hall, University College of Bahrain.

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 from 12 to 6 pm.

Graphic Design Concentration Field Visit 2017

16 students and 2 faculty members Dr. Lilian Hallak and Munawar Mokhtar joined the visit, on Tuesday 21st February 2017 from 10:30 am and return by 13:00 pm.

Visited:

  1. 43rd Bahrain Fine Arts Exhibition.
  2. Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography from 1970s to the Present Exhibition.
  3. Mariam Fakhro and Khalid Farhan Exhibition.

Graphic Design Exhibition 2016

Under the patronage of Mr. Simon Martin, the UK Ambassador to Bahrain and Dr. Khalid Al Khalifa, the Executive Chairman of UCB, the 11th Annual Graphic Design Exhibition was held at UCB Campus on May 4th 2016. The exhibition aimed to provide an opportunity for the final year Graphic Design students to present their final portfolios to a discerning audience of friends, family, colleagues, and industry representatives. The exhibition was open to all including UCB students, parents, other graphic design companies, professionals and artists.

The exhibition showcased the projects of five final year students of the Graphic Design department and alumni members who presented their own design companies to promote their business. The exhibition was open to all UCB Staff and Faculty members in addition to Graphic design professionals across the Kingdom.

Seminar by Mr. David Howarth

Mr. David Howarth, a passionate graphic designer, with over 20 years of experience, shared amazing facts about his research on “The Challenges of Graphic Design, Current and Future Development” at UCB on May 2nd 2016. Mr. David shared his experiences in the field of Graphic Design and lectured on the importance of mastering various skills needed to succeed in the field. The session was well attended by UCB Students, staff and faculty members.

Art Exhibitions Field Trip Visit 2016

The Graphic Design Concentration at University College of Bahrain has arranged a field trip to the following venues:

  • Khalid Khreis: Dialogue of the Dot Art Gallery.
  • Magnificent Maharajah Splendour Exhibition.
  • Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition #42.
  • 17th Bahrain International Book Fair.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Art Bahrain 2015

The Graphic Design Concentration at University College of Bahrain visited the Art Bahrain Exhibition on October 12, 2015.

Graphic Design Exhibition 2015

The Annual Graphic Design Exhibition featuring projects from final year students and from other courses offered in the academic year 2014-2015. This year is the 10th edition of the exhibition.

Venue: Janabiya Hall, University College of Bahrain.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 from 12 to 6 pm.

Al Aali Mall Art Festival

The Graphic Design Concentration at University College of Bahrain participated in the 4th Al Aali Art Festival at Al Aali Shopping Mall, Manama, Bahrain. Wednesday to Saturday, April 8 – 11, 2015.

Art Exhibitions Field Trip Visit 2015

The Graphic Design Concentration organised a field visit to a number of exhibitions:

  • Berber Woman of Morocco
  • The Musician
  • Lobna Al Ameen Solo Exhibition

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Toy Design Workshop

Through this hands-on workshop, George and Ayleen shared their toy making experience and tips on artistic product development. Participants learned to cast a toy model in resin. Aspiring toy designers can even contribute designs and help to create a brand new toy!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Workshop: 3D Printer

Organized by US Embassy Manama – Cultural Affairs, and the Graphic Design Concentration at University College of Bahrain.

Subjects discussed: 3D printer, a vinyl cutter.
Presenters: Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran from University of Denver, USA.

Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
Time: 2:00pm till 3:30pm

Design Days Exhibition in College of Applied Sciences Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman.

Act as exhibition’s curatorial committee for Design Department in College of Applied Sciences Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman. 

“Design Days Exhibition (Ongoing) 2012” was held on April 2012 and “Nizwa Design Days Exhibition 2013” was held on May 2013. These exhibitions showcasing best students’ artwork for the respective years.