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The Essence of One Thousand & One Nights

19 March 2021

This exhibition of paintings by Nasrin Shafiei were inspired by the well-known tales told by Shahrazad in order to save her life. One thousand and one nights, also known as The Arabian Nights, consists of the collections of various authors, translators and scholars over many centuries, rooting back to ancient and medieval Persian, Egyptian, Indian, Arabian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature.
“I gained my inspiration from the mysterious and colourful scenes through the pages of these stories. In essence, exhibiting and reflecting my journey, not only through reading the literature, but through my own ethnic and cultural background.”
Iranian born Nasrin Shafiei lives in Johannesburg and was trained and mentored by various Iranian and South African artists. She has a distinguished signature style inspired by classic and neo-classic artists and artworks that are themed around human features and beauty.

Participating: Nasrin Shafiei


Address: 173 Mackie Str, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
Tel: 012 346 3100 / 3110 || Cell: 083 288 5117
Gallery Hours: Tue to Fri 09:00 - 18:00. Sat 09:00 - 13:00.



Participating: Thelma van Rensburg

Opening: Saturday 8 May 2021 at 10;00 - 13:00 - 31 May 2021

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