Turning pain into art
‘The Comeback’ – a solo art exhibition by Afshan Quraishi traces her journey from being lonely to inding fulilment
OnOct.2BournHall Fertility Centre opened its space to showcase the artworks of the inspiring artist Afshan Quraishi, titled “The Comeback”, as the title suggests, Afshan’s work will depict her journey of growth through perseverance and positive energy. The show was graciously inaugurated by Sandi Saksena, who is on the advisory board of the CEO Clubs’s Business Women’s Division, and will be followed by an interactive self-healing session by the Bourn Hall Fertility Centre’s Coach & Counselor, Priyanka Bhatia.
Afshan Quraishi - Artist says, “I had a very enriched childhood, with my mother a poetess and my father a sportsman, their marriage was truly one of creativity and discipline, and ultimately inluenced my passion for the arts. Since my youth, I was encouraged and mentored by Azeez Azmi, the founder of The Fine Arts Society in Kurnool, India, and I thrived as an artist under his guidance. My career ended once I got married and moved to Dubai, but the joy of motherhood illed my life, until, with a blink of an eye, both my children became adults and moved away. This left me feeling lonely and lost, I missed my children. So I began drawing sketches of them, which steadily grew to me seeing the world again through the Artist’s eyes — everything was alive, everything became inspiring. I started capturing them on canvases and before I knew it, the pain transformed into painting, and I found myself again”
The Art exhibition is jointly organised by Dubai International Art Centre (DIAC) and Bourn Hall Fertility Centre in Dubai in an effort to promote talented artists in the region while offering a soothing and meaningful environment for patients at the fertility centre in Dubai. The opening show included an interactive discussion about empowerment and overcoming adversity. This was followed by an art tour of Afshan Quraishi’s works. The evening concluded with an engaging session on self healing by Fertility Coach & Counselor Priyanka Bhatia who provided attendees with recovery tips that improve their wellness, and motivate them to reach their full potential.
“You will always have ups and downs in your life; things are in constant motion all around you. There is no way to escape change. Instead, you must learn to adapt to the change that comes. To be the one to enact the change that you need… to refine who you are, and to make a comeback” explains Priyanka.
All of the works are for sale, making it an ideal opportunity to purchase original artwork at reasonable prices.
Event Details: Venue: Bourn Hall Fertility Centre (7th Floor, Block C, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, 2nd December Street, Jumeirah 1)
Event: Art Exhibition by Afshan Quraishi
Opening timing: 7pm onwards Exhibition Dates: Oct. 2 to Dec. 30
Artist Afshan Quraishi