Al Riwaq Art Space

Cutting edge artistic works for local and international artists Reviews

Cutting-edge artistic works are displayed at this meeting spot for controversial young Bahraini artists. Banyan Al Kanoo has curated the gallery since she opened it back in 1998, and holds discussions and other cultural meetings on the premises.

The gallery exhibits pieces from Bahrain and other countries in the Arab world, as well as organising art courses, and musical and literary events. The centre is affiliated with a number of other galleries in Europe and the Middle East; it’s the basis of Kanoo’s efforts to found the Bahrain International Cultural Art Centre (BICAC), which works with local organisations and educational institutions in order to provide them with training.

By Time Out Bahrain staff
Time Out Bahrain,


  • Location: Adliya, Manama
  • Tel: 17 717 441
  • Travel: 3 Osama Bin Zaid Avenue
  • Website
  • Times: Open Sat-Fri 9.30am-10pm

Is this your establishment? Want to update any details? Please send your updates here.

Al Riwaq Art Space On The Map

User reviews:

Posted by: Séamus Ó Dubsláine on 17 Feb ' 11 at 18:50

Would you consider showing mixed-media sculpture by
an Irish American artist, working in the United States?
Thank you.

Add your review/feedback

Yes No

Subscribe to weekender newsletter



Explore by

Our favourite features