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Modern Poets Exhibition Dubai

British artist John Charles is hosting his first international exhibition, Modern Poets, in Dubaiat Rove City Walk on 29 September 2022, 7pm.

Inspired by the Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, based on the life of Kanye West, aka Ye, the Modern Poets collection is dedicated to hip hop and rap legends and icons of our generation, past and present, including Biggie Smalls, Jay Z, Kanye West, Slick Rick, 2Pac and Ice Cube.


Known for supporting artists and exhibitions of all levels, Rove City Walk will host the exhibition of the six original pieces throughout the music-themed hotel lobby, marking the property’s first international art exhibition.


John Charles is an established Liverpool-based artist. Dubbed the 'Scouse Van Gogh' by his following, John is renowned for his bold use of vibrant colour, palette knife approach and signature gold lines. Taking inspiration from the community and environment around him, as well as today's media and culture, John centralises his work on the things, people and places that have an impact on him.


With collectors, celebrities and art-lovers around the world proudly hanging John's artwork in their homes, John continues to make an impact in the art world with his awe-inspiring collections.



  • Event: Modern Poets Exhibition

  • Date & Time: Thursday 29 September, 7pm

  • Location: Rove City Walk, Downtown Dubai


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About John Charles:

A Liverpool native, John was interested in art from an early age but even with the encouragement of his lovely family, never progressed it to more than a hobby.


As a young adult, John descended into a dark battle with drink and drug addiction. After years of being at his lowest point, John sought help and through his prior passion in art, finding an outlet for his creativity and a way out of the substance abuse cycle. Now more than a decade sober, John offers his support to individuals and families that are battling addiction and depression.


Following 8 years of rediscovering his love for art, John became a full-time independent artist in 2019, enabling him to focus exclusively on his two loves, his family and painting.


Since the establishment of the John Charles brand, John has successfully held a range of UK exhibitions, been appointed an ambassador of the Owen McVeigh Foundation and won acclaim from a range of art collectors and celebrities.





About Rove Hotel, City Walk:

Stay where new and old Dubai charmingly intersect, walking distance from the Coca-Cola Arena, and with the beach just minutes away. Tap into the energy of City Walk, one of the emirate’s most popular lifestyle hotspots, with iconic landmarks such as Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall reassuringly nearby.


A funky lifestyle hotel right at the heart of Dubai, Rove City Walk features artsy modern design themed around music. The hotel’s instagrammable interiors include musical instruments, a collection of vinyls and references to regional and international artists, both past and present, at every corner. Furthermore, Rovers checking into Rove City Walk will be greeted to the tune of local DJ’s and musicians, who will be performing at the hotel lobby at key times.


The hotel features a total of 566 Rover rooms, as well as interconnecting family rooms to accommodate larger groups and those who like to travel with their whole gang. There are few things Rovers can’t do without, but don’t worry, at Rove City Walk each room is fully equipped with all the essentials to ensure a pleasant stay.

  • Funky design interiors

  • Outdoor swimming pool and sundeck

  • High-speed Wi-Fi access

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Modern bathroom with power rain showers

  • Complimentary self-parking

  • A 24-hour gym

  • Mini fridge for munchies

  • Coffee and tea making facilities

  • Large, ultra-secure safe

  • Rollaway bed suitable for a child

  • A 24-hour self-service laundromat

  • Universal USB wall sockets