A special exhibition of Moroccan art will be on show in Gibraltar from 20 February to 9 March. Titled “Isthmus”, it is being held at Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery in collaboration with Gallery Kent Tangier and the JM Memorial Foundation.
According to Gibraltar Cultural Services, the exhibition will highlight the “continued cultural exchange between Gibraltar and Tangier spearheaded by GCS as part of the government’s manifesto commitment to create cultural projects that will ensure Gibraltar’s cultural growth. In 2023 members of both communities interacted to create beneficial cross-cultural awareness of our respective art and culture.”
Previous initiatives have included various art exhibitions, a weekend of workshops at Donabo Gardens and the production of a music video representing musical styles from both communities.
Moroccan artists Abdelkrim Ouazzani, Ilias Selfati and Mohamed Benyaich have been invited to exhibit a selection of their works at the gallery “to further expose the art of Morocco to Gibraltar and encourage visitors to connect with our neighbours from across the Straits”.
GCS is also working with the international artists to host workshops and lectures during their time in Gibraltar, aimed at the local art fraternity and educational establishments.