Beth Cullen


Dhow Sail

“Our ‘Dhow Sail’ by Beth Cullen-Kerridge is a stunningly beautiful piece that represents everything Dubai Opera stands for.”

Jasper Hope, CEO of Dubai Opera

16-foot marble sculpture sits gallantly in front of the Dubai Opera. ‘Dhow Sail’ mimics the boat-like shape of the Opera House itself, combining the smooth curved lines and soaring contours of a traditional Emirati Dhow Sail. In addition to this, the sculpture’s base not only echoes an ocean-bound boat, but also offers visitors respite from Dubai’s hot temperatures by functioning as a seat: ’Dhow Sail’ becomes a cooling place for visitors to sit on, when the sun casts a shadow made by the shape of the curved sail.

Boardroom Sacrifice

It was incredible to install in Canary Wharf as the sculptures could talk to the people they were meant to speak to, in their environment, yet an area of contemplation.