Edge of Arabia was founded by a small collective of artists who met in the mountains of Aseer, Saudi Arabia in 2003. What began as a border-crossing collaboration, against the backdrop of the last gulf war, is now an established art platform, which has grown bold through the realisation of international projects and the grassroots support for its mission.
Edge of Arabia’s first permanent gallery is part of aLL Design’s Testbed1 vision. Set within a large warehouse space, a series of movable walls and flexible spaces have enabled a wide range of exhibitions and events since the project was completed. These include shows with large sculptural pieces and more traditional wall-mounted works, as well as workshops with sister company Crossways Foundation which undertakes workshops with Saudi children that have very little exposure to art.
Architect: aLL Design
Client: Edge of Arabia
Contract value: £200,000
Size: 480 m2