Fun Sculptures by Amanda Ovington


Latest in the series of eclectic art exhibitions at Corp Executive Apartments – Al Barsha is a display of the work of Amanda Ovington, an Australian-born sculptress and painter whose figurative work features wry observations of the human condition in an appealing and often comedic manner.

Taking place between May 18 and June 1 at the hotel, Fun Sculptures by Amanda Ovington will feature nearly 30 unique pieces including four major new sculptures plus a variety of paintings and charcoal drawings.

Describing her work as ‘fun’, ‘energetic’ and ‘modern’, the artist credits a move to Dubai for inspiring her again after a break of several years: “The multi-cultural world that is Dubai, plus the mentoring of Katerina Smolderyana with her sculpture group at the Dubai International Art Centre motivated me in so many ways,” she said.

“As well as new pieces, the show at the Corp Executive Apartments enables me to display my new ventures in to oil painting and chalk drawings, media where I draw my greatest influences from Picasso.”

The exhibition follows on from previous unique shows held at the Corp Executive Hotel – Al Barsha, which have included installation art from Jeff Schofield and a collection of dolls from around the world.

According to general manager Aamir Pervez, sponsoring and highlighting local artists not only demonstrates support for the local community but also serves to bring people in to the hotel.

“We pride ourselves on establishing as a centre for artistic initiatives, reflecting the dynamic and modern brand profile of Corp as a hotel chain, and we are delighted to welcome Amanda Ovington with her very distinctive style which I am sure will prove a hit with our guests,” he said.

Corp Executive Apartments – Al Barsha is located within walking distance of the Mall of the Emirates, and features international and a la carte dining at Mood as well as 24-hour snacks and drinks at the Caffeine lobby lounge and poolside snacks at the Snug.

For executive travellers, there is a fully equipped business centre, wireless Internet throughout the hotel and two inter-connecting meeting rooms.

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