While the art scene in neighbouring UAE has peaked over the last few years, Oman’s creative scene is just starting to thrive. With a rise in the number of galleries, and artists like Alia Al Farsi reaching an international scale, it’s safe to say that Omani talent is making its mark.
So for those in the Omani capital for a quick visit or an extended stay, be sure to check out these art galleries and get a peek at the up-and-coming talent.
Established in 2000 by Sayyida Susan Al Said Beit Muzna became the first art gallery in Oman, and ultimately grew to be a powerhouse within local creative scene. The gallery marked the beginning for countless Omani artists, featuring their work at both in-house exhibitions and international art fairs.
Known to promote the work of young, emerging artists, Stal Gallery is Muscat’s only gallery to truly champion contemporary art. Founded in 2013, by Hassan Meer, the Stal is a both a studio and exhibition space that’s founded in partnership with Dubai’s AlSerkal Avenue. Over the years, they’ve made a name for itself for its innovative approach to art in Oman.
Part of the Bait Al Zubair cultural centre, Gallery Sarah quickly became one of its most important additions. The gallery is known for supporting the work of up-and-coming talent through their bi-monthly exhibitions.