Mangroves from the Water

To inaugurate their new space in Alserkal Avenue, art studio The Jamjar will be exhibiting ‘Mangroves from the Water’. The multi-media exhibition aims to create awareness of the importance of protecting the UAE mangroves.

The ‘Mangroves from the Water’ artists have found the mangroves a source of power, beauty, energy and stories, just as much as they hold vital importance to the UAE ecology. The coastal forests are a safe- haven for a wondrous ecosystem of animal and plant life accounting for around 3000 hectares of coastline space in the UAE. Whilst they feature enormously in the folklore of the coastal people, their importance to Emirati life is being forsaken by urban development, pollution and misuse. The mangroves in highly urbanized areas require protection and attention as a matter of urgency.

Art has a power to inform any culture about ideas that matter. The artists believe that through their art they can build awareness of the importance of protecting this important natural ecosystem.


Zahidah Zeytoun Millie
Alexis R Gambis
Stephanie Neville
Geraldine Chansard
Zayed University (Alanood Al Zaidi, Hanan Al Marzougi, Noor Zadeh, Dana Al Mazrouei, Shaikha Al Suwaidi & Brione LaThrop)

The multi gallery project is sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency. The exhibition will be opened by H.E. Zaki Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor, Ministry of Presidential Affairs at thejamjar’s new venue in Alserkal Avenue in March.

For more information, visit the exhibition website HERE.