“Classical paintings get a facelift” in the upcoming Art Exhibition at Gallery 76


Judy Shinnick presents “Old Masters in a New Light” a first of its kind Art Exhibition at Gallery 76 in Dubai International Art Centre from 10th till 19th of March 2018

On 10th of March at 6:00pm the “Old Masters in a New light” will open its doors to art lovers at Gallery 76, Dubai International Art Centre in Jumeirah.  The group exhibition of Thirteen Artists’ is a revival and celebration of the classical era of exquisite portraiture. The talented group of Artists are literally turning the heads of Old Master Portraits and remixing them into modern art works. The show will be inaugurated by Guest of Honour Richard Fitzgerald –Managing Director & Founder of Augustus, a ‘new media’ company, publishers of Lovin Dubai and Lovin Saudi.

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This unique exhibition will display the works of Sunju Kwon, Dalal Hamdan, Nada Amhaz, Bonnie Moore, Dimple Shah, Susan Boni, Kajan Raouf, Umme Salama, Dina El Karimy, Jyoti Sethi, Linda Zou, Natalie Yazigi & Yasmin Khayal; it took these artists 18 months to produce, under the guiding hand of their tutor & mentor Judy Shinnick.  To ensure authenticity and give the visitors a glimpse of the process, a series of work in progress photographs, from inception to completion will also be on display at the gallery along with researched background information on the original Master Works and also a montage of recent commissions painted by the exhibiting artists.


Art Teacher & Curator Judy Shinnick says, “This exhibition is truly a labour of love, with the artists spending over 18 months studying, researching and mastering the skills to replicate the authentic style of painting a classical portrait and then reproducing the well known images in to modern artworks. It will be a treat for everyone who visits!”


Through the gallery door, the visitors will be instantly transported into the world of Velasquez, Van Dyck and Vermeer.  It aims to shed new light on the old mastery of the great artisans.

Event Details:

Art Exhibition: Old Masters in a New Light

Curator: Judy Shinnick

Venue: Gallery 76, Dubai International Art Centre, Jumeirah.

Opening Night:  Exhibition Opening Saturday 10th March 2018 at 6.00pm

Exhibition Dates: 10th until 19th March

Contact: DIAC 04 3444398

About DIAC (Dubai International Art Centre):

The Dubai International Art Centre (DIAC) is a non-profit organization offering an integral environment for artistic expression. It is committed to culturally and creatively enrich the local community by developing, stimulating, nurturing, encouraging and promoting artists, enthusiasts and art.

DIAC is owned by the members and managed by a board of directors. It is the premiere center for arts education in Dubai, offering the community over 80 different art courses and workshops, language courses, and gallery exhibitions. DIAC was founded in 1976 by the initiative of a few artists and art enthusiasts residing in Dubai. Today membership stands at over 1,100 from 67 different nationalities and growing.

About Judy Shinnick:

Judy Shinnick is a classically trained oil painter and tutor who specialises in portraiture and figurative art. To understand the Methods of the Old Masters such as Rembrandt, Titian and Caravaggio can seem like a daunting task for many people. It normally requires a lot of time, commitment, cost and dedication.
Through a modular skills development programme Shinnick has produced a series of classes that can bring interested painters from beginner to advanced level.  This series of classes is educational and at the same time captures and retains interest. The pathway is aimed at painters who want to take their art to a technically skilled level. It’s an approach that instils confidence, skills and ambition while producing good results. Her workshops are for everyone.

To quote Pablo Picasso,  Shinnick reminds her students

‘The meaning of life is to find your gift…the purpose of life is to give it away’