Opening: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 5-9pm, Closing: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Gallery hours: 9:00am-4:00pm daily except Fridays
"Travel Lite ya Loulou" will showcase never seen before work that the Egyptian artist Walid Taher has created during his recent artist residency in Marseilles-France over the past two years. The award winning artist and illustrator's work focuses on creating a magical world for children and young adults to dream and imagine. In "Travel Lite ya Loulou" we are bringing his characters to life with large scale wall paintings and intimate framed original artworks of the books. His limited edition books printed in France will also be available for the first time in Cairo at the Sharjah gallery. Please join us with your students and colleagues (and family if you have children) for the opening and over the two weeks period that the show will run. We look forward to seeing you at our gallery!
Walid Taher (1969) is an award winning Egyptian author and illustrator. He has worked as a journalist and cartoonist for several major newspapers, building a thriving reputation in the Arab world as a political cartoonist as well as a children's author and illustrator. He has designed hundreds of book covers and around 30 children’s books, some of which were translated to French, English and Korean. His illustrations have also been used to support major humanitarian organizations, including UNICEF. Walid’s work has garnered numerous awards and accolades including the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate Award for Best Cartoonist (2004,2006), Honorary award by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (2004), First Prize for the Etisalat Award (2010), Sharjah International Children Book Fair Award (2014), and most recently a Mahmoud Kahil Award (2017).