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18/12/21 Visit of a Russian Tourist Group

To our surprise, the "In the Picture" exhibition received a lovely visit of a very interested Russian group tonight and Abdullah Ali Butler was their star. Thank you girls!

Visitors from Russia

Visitors from Russia

Visitors from Russia

12/12/21 25 Years Faculty of Fine Arts Luxor

Tonight, Nūn Art Gallery was invited to join the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Luxor. Beside Tahtib and Tanoura performances, there was of course a big exhibition at the Waset Gallery. So great to meet so many brilliant and well-known artists there!

Claudia Ali with artist Abou el-Eoun and former dean Yousef Mahmoud
Claudia Ali with artist Abou el-Eoun and former dean Yousef Mahmoud

Rasha Elmesallamy and Hassan Al-Khatib
In the middle Rasha Elmesallamy and Hassan Al-Khatib

Artists Manal Shuaib and Alaa Abou el-Hamd
Artists Manal Shuaib and Alaa Abou el-Hamd

11/12/21 Invitation for the Exhibition Opening "In the Picture"

The current 6-day art event with Abdullah Ali Butler and Mahmoud Mokhtar, in which Abdullah paints live a completely canvas-covered room of the gallery and Mahmoud creates two guardian sculptures for the room, culminates in the exhibition opening on Friday, the 17th December 2021 at 3:30 pm. During the opening, you can not only be part of that painting by entering the room through a slit but also see 32 other paintings of Abdullah as well as four more statues of Mahmoud. You will never forget this unique art experience!

Double Exhibition "In the Picture"

07/12/21 Art Event with Abdullah Ali Butler and Mahmoud Mokhtar

Usually, artists show their work on the walls of galleries. Every piece is defined by its edges. What if this conventional viewpoint would be eliminated? Imagine climbing into a picture, being submerged, enveloped. Not being just an observer but a participant. Imagine being "In the Picture"! Artists Abdullah Ali Butler and Mahmoud Mokhtar make it possible in a 6-day art event, which will last from Saturday, 11th of December until their exhibition opening on 17th of December 2021. Come and see Abdullah live painting in a fully canvas covered room, which you only can enter by a slit. You are free to choose the part you want to buy in the size you want it. Watch Mahmoud creating a sculpture protecting the entrance to the hidden painting like the guardians of ancient tombs.

Abdullah Ali Butler
Artist Abdullah Ali Butler

01/12/21 Visit of Mervat Nasser

Today, we were honoured by the visit of Mervat Nasser, consultant psychiatrist, researcher in Egyptology and writer as well as founder and creative director of New Hermopolis cultural village at Mallawi, Minya, a village of creativity, which aims to attract creative artists and thinkers. We had plenty to talk about and the time passed much too quickly!

Mervat Nasser with Claudia Ali and Sayed Qinawy
Mervat Nasser with Claudia Ali and Sayed Qinawy

18/11/21 Tiatro Metro at Nūn Art Gallery

Tiatro Metro is an interactive theatre group from Cairo, founded in 2013 and directed by actor Maher Elhaggar. They spent a couple of days at Wannas Art Café, performed there and of course visited Nūn Art Gallery. Look what they did!

Tiatro Metro at Wannas Art Café

14/11/21 Invitation to the 6th #Afternoon@Nūn with Sculptor Abou el-Eoun on 20/11/21

Abou el-Eoun, one of the artists of the "Ruhaniyat" exhibition, is well-known for his divine sculptures inspired by his ancestors. On Saturday, 20 November 2021, at 3 pm, he will give you an insight into his artworks shown in the exhibition. Don't miss it!

6th #Afternoon@Nūn with Sculptor Abou el-Eoun

03/11/21 "Ruhaniyat" Exhibition Opening with Alaa Abu el-Hamd, Abou El-Eoun and Brian Flynn on 13/11/21

On the occasion of the great opening of the sphinx avenue in Luxor this month, we brought together three of the most inspiring and intriguing artists: Alaa Abu el-Hamd, Abou el-Eoun and Brian Flynn. Look forward to an amazing exhibition opening and meet the artists on 13 November 2021 at 4:30 pm!

Triple Exhibition "Ruhaniyat" with Alaa Abu el-Hamd, Abou El-Eoun and Brian Flynn

Artwork by Brian Flynn for the Ruhaniyat exhibition

27/10/21 International Art Exhibition at the Pyramids

For the very first time in the 4500-year history of the Pyramids of Giza, there is an art exhibition at the Giza plateau. Forever Is Now has been organised by Art d'Égypte under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the patronage of UNESCO.
Forever Is Now represents a merging of ancient heritage and contemporary art at the oldest and last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The participating international artists created gigantic installations: Russian artist Alexander Ponomarev; American artist Gisela Colón; Brazilian artist João Trevisan; French Artist JR; Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn; Egyptian artist Moataz Nasr; Egyptian born, Los Angeles-based artist Sherin Guirguis; British artists Shuster + Moseley; British artist Stephen Cox RA; and Saudi Arabian artist HRH Prince Sultan Bin Fahad.
21 October 2021 until 7 November 2021. Extended until 17 November 2021

Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn
Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn: "Together"

French street artist JR
French street artist JR (Jean René): "Greetings From Giza"

25/10/21 International Artist Day

Today, on October 25th, it is International Artist Day. We want to thank all artists for their unlimited creativity. Thanks a lot for enriching our lives and making the world so much more beautiful!

International Artist Day

09/10/21 Invitation to "A Journey into Graphics"

We are happy to start the new season with the double exhibition "A Journey into Graphics". Hassan Al-Khatib and Rasha Elmesallamy will take you through the spheres of graphic art. They present nearly 50 graphic works inspired by nature and Egyptian heritage. Please be invited to join us for the opening on Thursday, 14 October 2021!

A Journey in Graphics

15/07/21 Art on Walls 2

Empty walls? We can help you!
Due to the resounding success of part 1 and many, many new stunning artworks at our gallery, we present to you today part 2 with 57 artworks hanging on walls of private homes. Allow yourself to be inspired!

Art on Walls 2

25/05/21 Nūn Art Gallery Summer Collection 2021

You are cordially invited to visit this year's Summer Collection with 16 artists and 40 artworks. There will be no official opening. Whenever you are in Luxor just pop in and enjoy! The collection will be on display from June to September 2021. Daily from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Nūn Art Gallery Summer Collection 2021

23/03/21 "Couples" Exhibition Opening on 27/03/21

We are delighted to invite you to the opening of the exhibition "Couples". Join us on Saturday, 27 March 2021 at 6 pm for an evening with inspiring art by artist couples from Luxor, Cairo, Mansoura and Alexandria: Yousef Mahmoud & Wafa Abdel Maqsoud, Abdullah Ali Butler & Hoda Hussein, Ahmed Abdel Fattah & Nesreen Abd El Helim, Ahmed El-Shafei & Nada Abdel Aziz, Ahmed Mohey Hamza & Gehad Shreat, Alaa Abu el-Hamd & Manal Shuaib, Ayman Kadry & Neveen Mokhtar, Hassan Al-Khatib & Rasha Elmesallamy, Ibrahim Awad & Dalia Saleh Farah, Mahmoud Soliman & Esraa Saleh, Salah Shaban & Hend Sayed, and last but not least Wael Nour & Yousra Hafad.

Group Exhbition "Couples"

13/03/21 Invite to the 5th #Afternoon@Nūn with Camilla Martinez

Under the motto Magic and Mystery in Mexico, Camila Martinez reads from her book The Mushroom Doctor - The Wisdom Way of the Feminine Shaman at Nūn Art Gallery.
Camila Martinez is a Curandera, a traditional native doctor holding the tradition of healing with the sacred mushrooms. Apprenticing under Doña Julieta in the Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico for twenty years, she learned the healing ways of the sacred mushrooms, for which this region is renowned. As the first western woman, Camila received a graduate degree in Ayurvedic and Tibetan Medicine and is an international sustainability consultant, filmmaker, author, poet and artist. Come meet an extraordinary woman on Nūn Art Gallery's 5th Afternoon@Nūn!

5th Afternoon@Nūn with Camila Martinez

02/03/21 Invite to the 4th #Afternoon@Nūn with Mona Vardi

Mona Vardi's mythological sculptures, currently exhibited at the exhibition "Athir - Ethereal Journey", amazed everyone during the opening show. But how did they come into being? What is the artistic concept behind them? These and many more questions, Mona will answer at Nūn Art Gallery's 4th #Afternoon@Nūn. Come and join us!

4th #Afternoon@Nūn with Mona Vardi

20/02/21 Announcing the "Athir - Ethereal Journey" Double Exhibition

We are thrilled to invite you to the opening of the exhibition "Athir - Ethereal Journey" on Saturday, 27 February 2021, at 5:30 pm. The exhibition shows artworks of Brian Flynn and Mona Vardi - two artists, who come from western countries but live in Egypt for many years.
Athir - Ether, also called quintessence or spirit, is the 5th element that supplements the four classical elements earth, water, wind and fire. The element of ether is the celestial energy that fills all spaces. Ether acts as a bridge between Earth/Body and Heaven/Spirit. Brian Flynn's and Mona Vardi's artworks are inspirited by and connected with this 5th dimension. You can certainly look forward to an exceptional art exposition!

Athir - Ethereal Journey

11/02/21 Artist Abdullah Ali Butler Visiting Nūn

On 11 Feb 2021, British artist Abdullah Ali Butler, who lives for 25 years in Egypt, most of them in Cairo, came the long way to Luxor to visit us. We grasped the opportunity to interview him and art lover Jayne Kenney.

Interview with Abdullah Ali Butler and Jayne Kenney

07/02/21 Visit of Artists Fatma Ramadan and Abeer Adel

Lovely surprise visitors this morning. Artists Fatma Ramadan and Abeer Adel came to visit us. More suprises like this please!

Visit of Artists Fatma Ramadan and Abeer Adel
F.l.t.r.: Abeer Adel, Fatma Ramadan, Claudia Ali

01/02/21 Nūn Art Gallery Anniversary

On occasion of our anniversary, we want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your continuous support and interest in the past year. We invite you to look back with us to the last 12 months filled with art and creativity!

Nūn Art Gallery Anniversary slideshow

04/01/21 Interview with the Founders of Nūn

The Founders of the Nūn Art Gallery in an interview with Love & Lobby, a private diplomacy platform aiming to discover and promote nations of the world through their best talents, makers and inventors! » Read the interview ...

Nūn Art Gallery in an interview with Love & Lobby

Announcing the Ganubiyat Exhibition Opening!

We are delighted to invite you to our next exhibition "Ganubiyat", which will be opened on 11 January 2021 at 2 pm.
In the Ganubiyat exhibition (ganubjyat is Arabic for "southerners"), we present to you three artists, who come from Egypt's south. Afaf Salah, Ashraf Abo Elmagd and Gamal Latiftransfer scenes from everyday life into amazing colourful paintings. In this way, they ensure that the rural scenes, powerful customs and traditional festivities, which they depict in their artworks, won't be forgotten in modern-day Egypt. Don't miss it!

Triple Exhibition "Ganubiyat - Southerners"

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