Crafting Locally, Talking Globally


Master craftsman Gareth Neal and artist-filmmaker Mohamad Alfaraj both work closely with their local environments.

The trees are the material and inspiration for their work, connecting them with a local place, a heritage and a culture. The two insiders discuss the importance of how they work with the natural world to tackle global issues, and explore future directions of how we relate to our natural resources.

Dates & Location

Friday 30th October, 2020



English, Arabic

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Mohammed Al Faraj

Mohammad A lfaraj is an artist and freelance filmmaker born and raised in Al Hassa. His hometown fed into his interest in nature and ecology, and led…

Gareth Neal

Designer, author, craftsman and innovator Gareth Neal established his practice, Gareth Neal Furniture, in 2006 and has since become internationally…