Similar to the Partner Network, Spiky Penguin has also joined forces with other nationwide organizations to provide even greater content, resources and exposure to Spiky Penguin.
Two minds are better than one and three are better than two but not just anyone can become affiliated to our community. All of our affiliates have demonstrated commitment to building this art community and uniting to make a better and more accessible art society in the Middle East.
We are always looking for new affiliates to help make this community reach it’s potential and we invite any creative, galleries, advertising, publishing and all other art mediums to contact Spiky Penguin so we can find a way to work together.
Please visit our friends below to find out more about them and how they contribute to this ever growing art community.
Creative 24-7Creative 24-7 is an established company conveniently located on the Sheikh Zayed Road. As an aggressive and agile firm, we believe in the fundamentals of communication strategies and have developed a reputation for effective, on-target marketing.
At the core of Creative 24-7, you will find a team of professional, experienced and dedicated people. Our creative department is geared specifically for design and production. Our design and execution of all advertising phases, together with our in house capabilities insures that you get the most cost effective and timely execution of all your assignments. We have faith in our ability in advertising by keeping abreast of the latest developments in design trends while innovating many of our own.
Art DubaiArt Dubai is an international contemporary art fair that happens in Dubai every March at the Madinat Jumeirah.
The next edition will be held between 18-21 March 2009. Bringing together seventy international galleries from thirty countries and delegates from the top art institutions across the globe for the annual Global Art Forum, Art Dubai also includes a range of art related events.
Desert FishDesert Fish is a creative showcase that puts Dubai on the international creative conceptual fashion map; it is a concept brought by market study and demand where submissions of edgier fashion art from people in the creative industries are welcome. Collectively Desert Fish opens the doors for originality and creativity within the UAE's cultural and religious terms.
Known for our edgy, artistic sensibility, Desert Fish encourages local artisans to push their creativity to the outer limits.
Its founder, Peter Richweisz, has a decade of conceptual fashion photography in London, Europe and Dubai. Strong ties to contemporary art and aesthetics lead Desert Fish style direction. Desert Fish prioritizes promoting creativity by over 70% contents pagination dedicated to strong narrative fashion photography.
editor and producer
9714Feted by the local and international press, 9714 has changed the cultural landscape of Dubai. Pioneering projects like the Bidoun ,ulti-media arts events, the concept store Five green and iBO, Dubai’s avant-garde music club, were important milestones that heralded a grass-roots creative movement in Dubai.
Working with clients such as Emaar, BMW and Bloomberg, 9714 marries corporate marketing objective and counter-culture edge.
“It’s worth keeping tabs on this vibrant team of creatives who are responsible for a series renegade artful happenings.” - The Financial Times
The BrownmonkeysThe Brownmonkeys is a design collective based in Dubai. A group of multi-disciplinary artists. They consist of graphic designers, illustrators, painters, musicians, photographers and videographers.
The Brownmonkeys offer an alternative approach to contemporary art and design. The group showcases visual artists expressing themselves through multi-faceted mediums. They play with imagination, capturing the intangible, and then interpret ideas to tangible truth. Their work exhibits an art form that communicates within the subtleties of the human mind and emotion while keeping the whole work process fun and without inhibition.
The name Brownmonkeys was obviously coined from the words brown and monkeys, "primately" playful and creative or "unleashing the monkey in us.€ Brownmonkeys objectives are:
1) To share a unique concept, ideas, and skills expressed thru art.
2) To strengthen the group's concepts and views.
3) To influence the society with a unique visual expression.
Brownmonkeys believe in the idea "creativity without borders". On a lighter side, they believe Astroboy can save the world; they believe in the power of monsters, robots and Apple computers.
INFUSIONInfusion has been in the U.A.E market for over 3 years, in which time the entertainment industry has grown immensely and Infusion has become the 1st choice magazine for all promoters, clubs, bars, fashion brands, movie houses and other related industries to promote their various brands within. Nightlife culture and its associated industries.
Infusion is a FREE bi-weekly, glossy, pocket-sized, comprehensive guide to regional entertainment. Informal & informative, it offers entertainment advice to the people of Dubai and surrounding regions.
Whilst not only successfully putting advertisers in touch with their target markets, Infusion acts as a match-maker within all domains: pairing clubbers to clubs, drinkers to bars, thinkers to culture and consumers to products (and vice-versa).
Electric MotelElectricMotel.com is an interactive online electronic music portal offering a one-stop virtual outlet for all things music and music-related, giving definition, exposure and direction to the people that are creating our global cultural community.
ElectricMotel.com aims to bring together the various tiers in the musical world together under one roof and help create an interaction between music enthusiasts, artists, producers, clubs, promoters, agencies and labels.
StartworldIn March 2007 the Al Madad Foundation and Art Dubai worked in partnership to launch START.
START delivers practical arts education to young people. We organise gallery tours, artist's lectures, exhibitions and workshops for all young people in the community and we aim to reach out specifically to teens with special needs, orphans, refugees and working children.
START enriches the lives of young people by helping them to discover their talents and develop new skills they can be proud of. Workshops are taught by practising arts professionals who volunteer and we offer training to people who wish to volunteer and teach young people with START. START is a non-profit programme. We are funded from donations and devote this money to purchasing art supplies and organising art workshops that are free.
Carbon 12Carbon 12 was founded in 2008 as a platform for international artistic exchange, enabling artists and art lovers from all around the world to meet in the fantastic city of Dubai. Carbon 12 is the city's first truly international art space, with an exciting programme of emerging as well as established artists. The gallery’s owners have a young, fresh and dynamic approach to modern art. Their mission is to bring a colourful variety of international movements and styles with one common point: contemporary art at its best.
Carbon 12 represents both newly-discovered artists and internationally recognised names whose works already hang in museums. The gallery's exquisite selection covers all fields of art including painting, sculpture, photography and media art.
The chic minimalism of the art space, which is located in Dubai Marina, is the ideal environment for showcasing the unique works that the curators have chosen to bring to Dubai. Carbon 12 will host ten exhibitions a year, opening each one with a "vernissage". For most exhibitions the artists will be present at the opening event.
Dubai's leading nightlife portal , Set up in 2006 it offers Guest list to top clubs in Dubai, comprehensive event listings, Podcasts from 300+plus international DJ's, photos, tickets, socializing and news.
Platinum list has always been in the forefront of Dubai's music scene and helped many local artists in raising their profile world wide. Website is closely monitored by top events companies in UAE and provides a good up-to-date source of information about what's taking place in town.
Capital D Studio
Capital D Studio is the platform for supporting photographic artists in the region.
We provide the highest quality in equipment and studio hire resources and support artists through our online gallery, our digital magazine and other exhibitions and publishing projects.
www.capitalDstudio.com | www.capitalDgallery.com
Snubb Records is the brain child of Sandy and jan.ali, two passionate techno technicians, who wanted a space for talented artists, musicians and producers to expose themselves to the world.
ART BY CHANCE
ART BY CHANCE is a brand new Ultra Short Film Festival that aired May-June-July 2009 in 13 countries and in over 70 cities around the world for the first time and was viewed by more than 1 billion people worldwide.
ART BY CHANCE-10 will take place in May 2010 in several countries and cities around the world again.
ART BY CHANCE submission is now open forTIMEthemed 30 second films!
Last year festival reached millions of people around the world. Please visit "Screening" page for detailed screening list of ART BY CHANCE-09.
METAL ASYLUM - DXB`s Underground movement responsible for organizing a series of Rock & Metal events at selected venues as well as hosting local, Region & international bands.
Located in the UAE since 2006, Art PHUI is dedicated to communicating the pleasure of collecting modern & contemporary Art.
Founded by Morgan Imbert, a lifelong collector and connoisseur, Art PHUI is an education in art - a place where the passion for art can be keenly felt by beginner and expert alike.
For amateur and professional collectors, or even investors, Art PHUI offers crucial advice in the acquisition of artworks, paintings and sculptures - all thanks to Morgan's discerning knowledge of the art market. Put simply, this guidance means you benefit handsomely from the best commercial and aesthetic opportunities.
SHARJAH ART FOUNDATION
Sharjah Art Foundation supports the flourishing arts environment in the Gulf by nurturing artistic opportunities and actively pursuing both a regional and international programme of cultural collaboration and exchange.
Sharjah Art Foundation builds on the pioneering role the Emirate of Sharjah has played in the artistic and cultural development of the Gulf region. Inspired by the cross-fertilisation and rich cultural diversity of the Emirates, the Foundation provides both national and international leadership in the production and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Recognising the central and distinctive contribution that art makes to society, the Sharjah Art Foundation cultivates a spirit of research, experimentation and excellence while acting as a catalyst for collaboration and exchange within the Middle East and beyond.
Backdropsource is the largest photo equipment supplier worldwide with a strong online and direct presence world wide. It caters the need for photography and theatrical industry with manufacturing facilities in US. Backdropsource has its offices in USA, UK, Australia, UAE and France.
Using state-of-the-art technologies, efficient processes, superior raw material and best delivery mechanism, backdropsource supplies photographic equipments of the highest quality at the best price in the market. Each of our product are specially designed for those who enjoy photography.
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