Art scene in Marrakesh

Ness Radio

There might be blue skies in Morocco, but winter drags on in much of northern Europe and America. A great way to feel the warmth of Morocco is to tune in to the exotic sounds of Ness Radio. Founded in 2008 in Marrakech by Younes Duret and Wattfutchureez, Ness Radio is the first collaborative Internet

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Meetings in Marrakech

  As we gear up for the fantastic Marrakech Biennale (February 26-March 31) the luxury hotel La Mamounia is holding a special exhibition as part of the celebrations. Called Meetings in Marrakech the show will run from the 20th of February until the 3rd of March and it will highlight paintings by Hassan el Glaoui

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Al Maaden Sculpture Park in Marrakesh

While the world’s media focuses on the opening of the new Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMPVA) other, equally as exciting, developments continue apace in the city. Quietly but confidently the Fondation Alliances have been working hard to bring an enormous outdoor exhibition, the first of its kind in Africa, to Morocco. Newly

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Black on White gallery – Art in Marrakech

Sometimes an afternoon calls for a cultural outing. While in Marrakech there is ample to see just from wandering the lanes, the cool of an art gallery offers space for quiet reflection. A visit to the serene Black on White gallery is a great choice. A sleek and modern space, the gallery promotes contemporary art

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Lucinda Arundell exhibition Marrakesh

If you are in Marrakech between the 8th to the 12th of January, head along to the Théâtre Royal to see Lucinda Arundell’s wonderful art exhibition. The show is called Ben Salah Medina and the artist – who trained under Robert Lenkiewicz for several years – will be at the exhibition most days to talk

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Popham Design – Marrakech-Morocco-inspired

American designers Caitlin and Samuel Dowe-Sandes live in Marrakech and own the Moroccan tile company Popham Design. Inspired by the traditional style of Moroccan cement tiles, all the tiles they create have been carefully made by hand by skilled artisans in their Marrakech factory. The designers say that they are inspired by everyday life in

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Winners of the Marrakech International Film Festival

  Martin Scorsese and his band of jurists – Fatih Akin, Patricia Clarkson, Marion Cotillard, Amat Escalante, Golshifteh Farahani, Anurag Kashyap, Narjiss Nejjar, Park Chan-wook and Paolo Sorrentino – have announced the winners of the 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival. The South Korean director Lee Su-jin took the grand festival prize ‘The Golden Star’, for

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Modernism in Marrakech

Palais Namaskar, one of Marrakech’s more opulent five-star hotels, is not the first place you might think of when considering modern art, however this month sees the hotel host a fascinating exhibition to mark the centenary of a journey to North Africa made by Paul Klee, August Macke and Louis Moilliet. The adventure that these

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Hicham Gardaf – Marrakesh artist

This week sees the opening of Hicham Gardaf’s exhibition ‘Extimacy’ at Gallery 127. The show will run from 1-23 November. Extimacy includes two series, Tangier Diaries and Cafes. This body of work dates back to 2010 and primarily shows intimate portraits of the legendary cafes of Tangier. The works aim to be intimate without falling

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Marrakech Film Festival begins this month

Marrakech is readying itself for its 13th annual Film Festival, which will run from 29 November – 7 December. The latest celebrity news is that Oscar Winner Marion Cotillard will join American director Martin Scorsese (President on this year’s jury) on the judging panel. She joins an ever-increasing number of big-star international names who will

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