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Room to Read

March 22, 2018 | By | No Comments

As part of the Room to Read workshop for local Jordanian writers, publishers and illustrators,  600,000 Arabic books were created to give out to public schools and refugees in Jordan for free. Dina Fawakhiri was amongst the illustrators trained in this 5 day intense workshop. As a result, her illustrations of the Arabic book “Goodnight Mother”, written by Hiyam Abu Al Adas and published by Majdalawi Masterpieces , was one of the many distributed to children across Jordan.

“Yesterday we brought our vibrant children’s books to The Collateral Repair Project, where Iraqi, Yemeni, Sudanese, Palestinian and Syrian families huddled for storytelling time! Every public school in the country will receive 4 copies of these books with the remainder going to local refugee camps and disenfranchised communities. Thank you to everyone who helped make these 600,000 books happen.”

In The Round Toronto

March 22, 2018 | By | No Comments

In her visit to Toronto November 2017, Dina Fawakhiri participates in the In The Round exhibition of Graven Feather Art Gallery. “In the spirit of democratic and accessible art-making and experience, Graven Feather Studio & Gallery hosted the work of more than 150 artists through the month of November. In the 5th annual exhibition of IN THE ROUND, artists showcased multiple pieces of art on small 6 inch birch disks provided for this fun and innovative group show.”

Nostalgic T-shirt collab with Sauce

March 22, 2018 | By | No Comments

Dina Fawakhiri collaborates with Dubai based/ award winning boutique Sauce on the Nostalgic T-shirt collection. Displayed at the Super Design Market at D3 for Dubai Design Week, the collection was quickly sold out. The series included illustrations of famous Arab actors, Fifi Abdo, Adel Imam and Zeinat Sedki with famous lines they’re known for.

Amman Design Week Student Mentorship

March 22, 2018 | By | No Comments

As part of Amman Design Week Dina Fawakhiri was assigned as a mentor to four University and School Students. Students Lubna Al Mousa and Shaker Nsour presented 3 unique pendants reflecting the Jordanian Bedouin’s physical movements while making bread/ laban and coffee. Jewelry designers Leen Faris and Carmela Pipicelli from Design Institute Amman helped both in guidance and the actual execution of the piece.

Sama Zoubi recreated a replica of Jordan’s national flower the Black Iris out of black waste bags. “Her project represents the severity of the societal and environmental littering in Jordan”. Her exhibit consisted of both the flower, and 2 photos taken by Photographer Hazem Jweinat.

Lena Hussein created a Play Therapy puppet that can help children express how they feel internally as well as externally. This helps child therapists in identifying and treating anxiety in children in an easier way.  Costume Designer Hanadi Khorma created the puppet, and Sirsa Qursha (Child Development and Parenting Specialist) sat with them at the start of the project to help guide them in the right direction

Amman Design Week 2017 Participation

February 19, 2018 | By | No Comments

Our lives today are shaped by an ever-increasing consumerist culture, continuously subjected to marketing tools in the form of billboards and other outdoor advertisements in many shapes and sizes. They are all over the city trying to sell us a product, a service, and even a cause. Since marketing has shifted online, the ‘likes’, ‘hearts’ and range of emojis have become the new currency to show the success of a campaign. “Full Heart” is a still billboard that shows how we now use social media to market and PR ourselves – by showing the world what our ‘heart’ supports and how we would like to appear to others. Only when the viewer decides to move does it reveal the truth behind what really fills our hearts and how empty of a currency these effortless support clicks really are. Have we become desensitized to everything around us? Have we lost our compassion to the point that only the commercial appeals to our senses?

Art in the Park

July 14, 2017 | By | No Comments

Participated in Art in the Park by painting on Dr Khaled Khreis’ sculptures in the middle of the park in Weibdeh Amman Jordan. I painted the Rumi passage: “the soul is not obscured by forms, even if it were wrapped in a hundred folds of felt.”/ Rumi: In the Arms of the Beloved. I used the folds of the sculpture to paint the different faces – which move as you do, and makes sense and are completed only from particular angles.

CIIN – “Nine Arab Creatives We Are Crushing On”

May 30, 2017 | By | No Comments

“…we at CIIN were… attracted to her beautifully simple ‘hob’ artwork on Instagram. How hard it is to create impact with simplicity…”

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On the SELFIEKUّ NA Judging Panel

May 26, 2017 | By | No Comments

Was honored to be one of the SELFIEKUّ NA initiatives judges. The program, created by Kaynouna Art Therapy, encourages women to create a more “honest” selfie to possibly win $500.

Golden Bird Prints for Sale

May 25, 2017 | By | No Comments

Poster prints ready and being sold at Jacaranda Gallery on Rainbow Street Amman Jordan, and Dar Al Anda’s ‘The Vault’ gift store in Weibdeh Amman Jordan.

Sauce Pop up at Ataya Participation

April 30, 2017 | By | No Comments

Participated in the Sauce Boutique pop up at Ataya in Abu Dhabi with my striped/floral deck chair.