50 Years of Print Making An etching retrospective of Sudan’s most prolific artist, Mohammed Omar Khalil, showcasing the entirety of his print-making production spread across four decades, shedding newer light on the artist’s career as presented on the etching plate; an age-old technique re-framed through the dark silhouettes.
Shown for the first time, according to the organisers ‘the exhibition will serve as an exploration of Khalil’s internal world of music, paradox and change, making manifest the role of consciousness and the external senses in the appreciation of a practiced matured alongside the edges of contemporary art but wholly independent from its palette, illustrating vividly the career of one of the region’s most established painters’. Until February 20. Albareh Art Gallery
Annual Fine Arts Exhibition A major event in Bahrain’s arts calendar, the show features established artists and the work of up-and-coming talents too and there are always some really interesting pieces to see from paintings to installation pieces. Until February 15. Bahrain National Museum
Book launch Launch of the new graphic novel ‘Shamal No Time To Waste’ by AL Thackray which will be available at Jashanmal stores across the island. A signed print will be raffled on the night. February 6, 7pm. Bizarre Lounge, Kempinski Ixir Hotel
Bahrain Writers’ Circle The monthly BWC meeting is on February 9 with Julie Lomas, who’s just released her book ‘Comfy Slippers and a Cup of Tea’ as speaker. On February 11 the group has its poetry meeting including initial preparations for the annual Colours of Life Poetry Festival and on February 17 there’s a creative writers’ workshop. February 9, 11 & 17, 7.30pm. Coral Bay. Call (39 574 795)