In order to implement 2010-2012 action plan of China-Arab cooperation forum and promote further bilateral cultural exchange, the Chinese Ministry of Culture decided to hold "China as I See", the 3rd Arab Artists' Workshop in China.
On this occasion, Kuwaiti artist/writer Mrs.Bazza Albateni was invited to participate in the "Famous Arab Painters Workshop 2012 in China" from August 5 to 25 on recommendation by Kuwait Art Association and the Chinese cultural attaché at China Embassy in Kuwait Miss Xing Xuejun. Artists spent 7 days in Beijing where they visited famous art museums, cultural and historical sites of China, and 14 days in Yichun of Heilongjiang Province where they visited scenic spots, did some sketching and painting workshops, experienced local folk custom, and talked with local art students. At the end of their visit, they presented their art work which was produced during the workshops in an exhibition attended by officials of the Ministry of Culture and local government, officials of the publicity and cultural departments, artists and other invitees.
|Exhibition catalogue front cover|
|Exhibition catalogue back cover|
|My two paintings at the exhibition|
|Painting on the road|
|At the workshop in Yichun|
Many thanks to the Chinese government, to the ministry of culture in China, to all officials and cultural centers in Yichun, to China international exhibition Agency and to the Chinese Embassy in Kuwait, for the kindness, the hospitality, and the generosity that they offered and that we enjoyed during the whole period of the workshop.