Updated: Jul 14, 2022
Today, finds me back in the UAE after almost three years. I am on a special journey - one which began when I decided to apply for the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival 2022.
I have been preparing for this journey since I heard that two of my works had been selected for the festival. The festival begins next week and I will be sharing often on social media while on this visit to the UAE. In the mean time I would like to share with you a piece that I have written about this year’s special edition of the festival and my participation in it.
“The Journey” - read it here
Linda Hollier and Abdulla Al Wahedi.
My exhibition in The Dubai Mall with Abdulla Al Wahedi was very special to me as we used our iPhones to invite viewers on a journey. Abdulla's photographs of doors in Ras Al Khaimah remind us of stepping into new spaces. My iPhone artworks suggest a new way of moving through spaces online and in the everyday materiality where we live.
Viewers are invited to step through the door, to accept the journey and the adventure. Each figure is a presence of support as we begin to discover the stories waiting to unfold for each of us.
As rootedness and movement occur simultaneously, Abdulla's photographs and my artworks on recycled wood speak to each other, creating a dialogue which asks us to pause regularly on life's journey and give attention to moments of reflection.
To see more of the exhibition, check out my archived story "Journeys" on Instagram.