Rashid Diab Arts Centre

     The RDAC stands as a strong and strikingly beautiful Sudanese building. In the design of the Centre, Rashid Diab celebrates the artisan tradition of the rural landscape that has been a central motif in his paintings. We notice the characteristic domes and arches, the rooms within rooms often found in Sudanese villages along the Nile.

 Studios, exhibition spaces, accommodations for “Artists-in-Residence” along with office functions occupy the five villas and a large adjourning garden. Exploring the Centre is akin to stepping inside a Diab paining. Diab himself has individually created each room and gallery. Nubian inspired geometric and sinuous ochre along with red etching on the walls are played off against the sudden light falling through a mounted colored glass mosaic on a roof.