APRIL
2015

ISSUE
No. 5
 N E W S

Image courtesy of Richard Allenby-Pratt: Gemsbok, 2011, Pigment Ink on 250gsm Cotton Rag Paper, 79 x 98 cm.

GREETINGS FROM JANET RADY

We hope you have now recovered from all the excitements of the Middle Eastern art world over the last month.   If you missed the opportunity to see Parviz Tanavoli's exhibition at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Boston, why not combine this with the forthcoming symposium on Art and Reality: Contemporary Middle Eastern art in Context on 17 and 18 April 2015?

For our April Janet Rady Fine Art artist of the month, we feature the award winning Dubai based artist Richard Allenby-Pratt.   Currently showing at the Syngenta Award's Scarcity-Waste exhibition at Somerset House in London, Richard's striking images highlight the fragility of man's relationship with the natural world.

We are delighted to announce that Janet Rady has accepted an invitation to join the Editorial board of the prestigious magazine 'The Middle East in London' published by the London Middle East Institute (LMEI) at SOAS.   Watch this space!
 
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With best wishes from the JRFA Team!

 ARTIST OF THE MONTH :
 FOCUSING ON
RICHARD ALLENBY-PRATT  
'Richard worked in the highest levels of commercial and editorial photography for 20 years before shifting his attention to personal, conceptual projects, and exhibiting them, about 5 years ago....'
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Richard Allenby-Pratt, Abandoned Island Development, 98cm x 72cm, archival inkjet on cotton rag paper.
A closeup on
Gazelle 
A closeup on
Irrigated desert forest 

A closeup on
Lion

Richard Allenby-Pratt, Car Logisitcs facility. Archival inkjet on cotton rag paper. Edition of 5.
"With the decrease in the price of oil and various political events in the region, do you think that a mass exodus from Dubai would in fact be possible?
I think it's always a possibility because most of the residents are not naturalised and can't call
it home..." Read full interview
Latest Exhibitions
Extracts from Testimonials 

"During his presentation Allenby-Pratt narrated each photo with his words and thoughts, a reflection on sustainable life (or lack of) in the UAE. It wasn't preachy, but it certainly gave us something to think about."
The Culturist

"From resource extraction and commodity production all the way down the supply chain to retail stores and waste processing facilities, Richard artfully examines what nature has come to mean in a world that depends on buying stuff."  Green Prophet's note from the Editor

"In showing what life would be like if animals did indeed inherit the earth, Mr Allenby-Pratt was attempting to show how exposed Dubai may be to a potential collapse.
He also hoped to highlight the plight of such creatures whose own habitats we have plundered." Daily Mail Online 
Richard Allenby-Pratt in the Press
 EVENTS
19 March 2015 - 2 April 2015 , Graffik Gallery, London.   More information
World Art Dubai: Art Fair

8 - 11 April 2015, Dubai World Trade Centre. More information 
09 - 11 April 2015, Dubai World Trade Centre. More information

3 March - 17 April 2015 , Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Ismailia. More information
16 March (opening) - 6 June, 2015, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai. More information 
 OPPORTUNITIES
Submissions close - 7th April 2015. Find out more
Deadline for application is 10th April 2015. Find out more
Apply Now Through Monday, April 27, 2015. Find out more
1 May 2015 - Deadline for entries by 24.00hrs. Find out more
open for submissions. Deadline for submissions is 11:55pm on May 13. Find out more
Call for submissions ends May 23, 2015. Find out more
Call for applications, deadline 1st June 2015. Find out more
Open Call. Deadline: 27 June 2015.  Find out more
Deadline: July 31, 2015. Form to be found on camac's website. Find out more
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