Chalk Paint – Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan

The Majlis Gallery

is delighted to bring

the global brand of

Chalk PaintTM by Annie Sloan

to the United Arab Emirates


Annie Sloan’s  training as a fine artist has influenced her style and the development of her signature range of decorative paint, Chalk PaintTM

With its velvety, Matt finish in over 30 colours it can be used to transform and embellish pieces of furniture or items around the home with minimum preparation. The colours can be mixed to produce a myriad of personalized shades

It can be waxed, gilded or crackled too, allowing you to be intuitive, creative and completely unique

The paint is water based so it dries and allows you to add coats and finishes quickly so you can see the transformations as you work. Chalk PaintTM sticks to just about anything – gorgeous results have never been so simple.

We have gone Dotty & 25 Squared our 25th Anniversary Exhibition

We Are Still Dotty …

This November sees us celebrating our 25th anniversary as you can imagine we need a lot of wall and floor space for a very big exhibition so a lot of our old stock needs to find new homes


Come to the gallery and look for the dots Red = 50%, Blue = 30% and Green = 15% off many works  from many of your favorite artists including,

Lynette ten Krooden, John R Harris, Paul Wadsworth, Dean Williams

Trevor Waugh, Nitin Dadrawallah,Sophie Walbeoffe, Sylvia Woodcock Clarke and on all our lovely

Soft Furnishings from France


The Majlis Gallery is Celebrating 25 years as

The first and foremost “peoples” Fine Art Gallery in the UAE

with an Exhibition entitled

25 Squared

A collective Exhibition and Installation of works from over 40 artists

all of whom we have represented over the years.

The grand opening is on Saturday November 1st 2014.


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We look forward to welcoming you here.


Our Artists Portfolio page

Sorry but we have a slight glitch on these pages there is an over supply of information, we are working on it

Majlis Christmas Market

A great way to shop for unusual Christmas gifts in a beautiful and relaxing environment.

We promise a really fabulous collection of  jewellery, christmas decorations, candles, linen  

– all hand made with love. 

Whats more we have  a WHOLE room of fine art at half price.

Saturday 8th December

from 10am – 4pm

Finest Egyptian Cotton and Linens

From 25th November 2012, this exquisite collection of finest handloom Egyptian cottons and linens

for the home will be for sale for the first time in Dubai at The Majlis Gallery.

“My tryst with needlecraft probably began with the beautiful hand embroidered clothes I wore as a child and the fine hand embroidered linen my mother used in the colonial era plantation houses we grew up in.  Our move to Cairo, where I lived for 7 years, opened up the possibilities for me to adopt a contemporary approach to an age old tradition that is fast disappearing. I discovered and approached groups of women who could sew and crochet, but created products that were dated and banal. With my design background, I plied them with new ideas,quality thread in subtle colors and the finest handloom cotton and linen I could source to create a line of beautifully, handcrafted home linen. It took time for them to accept and adapt to the kind of quality I insisted on, but eventually they began to take pride and pleasure in each new piece that was created and thus began our relationship of many years. It also provided them with a regular source of income as I held several exhibitions for these products at elegant venues in Cairo and Alexandria. The special Egyptian handloom cotton fabric that I use is sourced from villages in the Nile Delta that have an age old tradition of weaving. The linen fabric too is from a special source in Egypt and of  the highest quality. The soft, buttery cotton handloom fabric that is used in the cross stitch pieces is woven by a weaver in Southern India who is over a century old – these are truly limited edition”

These unique handcrafted pieces are made to last and with careful use, are the kind of heirlooms to be passed on to the special people in our lives, well into the next generation. Many of these items can be made to order to fit table sizes, though consideration for the time needed is requested. I hope you derive as much pleasure using them as I have had creating them.


Express 2009

Express 2009

Projects and Art Consultancy

Art is often the last item to be thought about in the design of offices, hotels, public spaces and private interiors, yet it is a fundamental element in the overall success of any project.

We are highly experienced in working with clients to source pieces that work specifically for them within realistic budgets. No project is too small or too big.

With over 60 artists in our regular portfolio and many more wanting to work through us the possibilities are limitless. From prints exclusive to your project through to original paintings, portraits, sculpture, glass, framing, installation and accessories.Past projects, all completed on time and within budget, include

The Address Hotel

Barclays Bank

Lloyds Bank

First Gulf Bank

The Royal Flight Abu Dhabi

Pinsent Masons

The Royal Mirage.

Qasr Al Sarab.


The Hilton Group


In Summer 2008 the Majlis Gallery worked with The Address Hotel- the first Emaar hotel to  open in the world. The brief was to produce organic sculpture to display in the Reception areas, Bar, Common areas and Spa. From conceptual sketches through to installation The Majlis and Amanda Brisbane produced a totally unique collection of handmade glass sculpture.


Susan Thomson – Postponed – Autumn 2013

Botanical Watercolour Workshops postponed until Autumn 2013





My painting could be compared to archaeology, a passion for rediscovering the lost object, a universe of forms , signs, traces and memories.  These are places of inspiration, or graphic breaths, of simple forms, of rapid writing, of the exploration of exterior and interior spaces. My quest draws on memories, recollections of forms, tangled curves, nervous quick lines that are never shown in a static position, but a caught in full movement. This archaeology of materials is often found in my paintings. Here. besides the traces and gestures and signs, many intimate objects linked to my childhood abound.


The different modes of expression- drawing, painting and engraving – reflect my inquisitive mind. Paintings on reused papers are a vital and essential element of my work, perhaps because of their fragility. This is embodies in the action of the paper itself which can add a playful element to the painting, expanding its freedom through movement, making it breathe. The brittleness of the puddled clay architecture of Taroudant,my birthplace in Morocco, these walls where time has left its trace, and the monochromy bound to this soil,its wrench, all this maintain the deep affinity that I feel for its architecture, signs and pottery.


Constantly prodded by an urgent need to paint which drives me to the point of exhaustion, I want to transcribe my inner hustle and bustle.