Artistic Expressions

A small sample from among the countless artistic expressions created by individuals and communities around the world for the occasion of the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh.

Excerpts from a prayer of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá set to music by the Bahá’í community of Ukraine
UkraineMusic
Inspiring afternoon of music and film in Stockholm, Sweden
SwedenMusic
Celebration in Tuchín, Colombia
ColombiaDance
Watercolour postcards from Macau
MacauPainting
Celebration in Erbil
Kurdistan region of IraqMusic
Handmade bookmarks
FranceDrawing
Poem honours Bicentenary
New ZealandPoetry
Mural takes shape in Hoboken, USA
USAMural
Song from Arraijan, Panama about Bahá’u’lláh, The Glory of God
PanamaMusic
Poem from Egypt about  Bahá’u’lláh
EgyptPoetry
Monologue about Professor E.G. Browne's account of his encounter with Bahá’u’lláh
United KingdomTheatre
Treasure hunt in Copenhagen, Denmark
DenmarkGraphic design
Music and publication from Macau entitled “King of Peace”
MacauMusic
Songs about Bahá’u’lláh in Tagalog
PhilippinesMusic
Poems from the United Kingdom about the bicentenary
United KingdomPoetry
Music prepared for a concert in Eastern Siberia
RussiaMusic
Stained glass mosaic
HawaiiMosaic
Paintings from Singapore
SingaporePainting
Light of Unity concert galvanizes audience
AustraliaConcert
Artistic celebrations in Madrid
SpainMusic
Poem "Day of Remembrance" from Switzerland
SwitzerlandPoem
Youth from Umeå sing about their love for God
SwedenMusic
Celebrating at philharmonic hall in St. Pölten, Austria
AustriaMusic
Song about peace and unity
KuwaitMusic
Sand animation from Bahrain about the life of Bahá’u’lláh
BahrainSand painting
An exhibition in La Reina on the life and teachings of Bahá’u’lláh
ChileExhibition
Poem from Iraq
IraqPoetry
Painting of Mansion of Mazra’ih made of wool
KyrgyzstanFelt Painting
Watercolor painting inspired by Writings of Bahá'u'lláh
United KingdomPainting
Painter draws inspiration from Hidden Words
TurkeyPainting
“The Promised One”- Lao song
LaosMusic
Poetry inspired by the life of Bahá’u’lláh
CanadaPoetry
Making of a painting “Bicentenary”
USAShort film
Pottery on theme of “Unity in Diversity”
The NetherlandsCeramics
"Beloved" – A poem from the United States
USAPoetry
Paintings celebrating life of Bahá’u’lláh
AustraliaExhibition
Choral and Orchestral Concert at Bahá’í House of Worship
USAMusic
Poems from Ghana inspire
GhanaPoetry
Youth sings about Bahá’u’lláh’s sojourn in mountains of Kurdistan
United KingdomMusic
Festivities inspire carving of a traditional Māori post
New ZealandWood Carving
Traditional Turkish song
TurkeyMusic
Songs inspired by the Writings
MoldovaMusic
Exhibition in Singapore for the bicentenary
SingaporeExhibition
Musical performance in the Canary Islands
SpainMusic
Lullaby from Italy
ItalyMusic
Exploring the role of art in creating social harmony
JordanExhibition
Painting entitled “Know Your Purpose”, representing the oneness of mankind
CanadaPainting
Bahá’u’lláh’s Writings inspire art exhibit
KazakhstanPainting
Traditional dance in Rwanda
RwandaMusic
Song composed in Ethiopia for the bicentenary
EthiopiaMusic
Traditional dance performed in Bangui, Central African Republic, for 2200
Central African RepublicDance
Celebrating the birth of Bahá’u’lláh in Baku
AzerbaijanMusic
Mafikeng celebrations
South AfricaMusic
Exhibition at the House of Worship
ChileExhibition
Short film from Australia on social transformation
AustraliaFilm
Film from Germany made for the occasion of the bicentenary
GermanyFilm
Aerial view of children and youth united in movement
DRCVideo
Commemorations at Bahá’í House of Worship include choral music
GermanyMusic
Spoken word poetry from Uganda
UgandaPoetry
Prayers translated, and put to music, into local language of Corsica for first time
FranceMusic
Olive tree planted in Albania
AlbaniaFilm & Video
Vladivostok Bahá’ís celebrate bicentenary with neighbours and friends
RussiaDance
Artist in Uzbekistan composes song about Bahá’u’lláh to mark bicentenary
UzbekistanMusic
Youth choir performs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
TanzaniaMusic
Music fills celebrations in Turkey
TurkeyMusic
Local artists in Hackney, London, create work inspired by teachings of Bahá’u’lláh
United KingdomPainting
Puppet show in Antigua on stories from the history of the Bahá’í Faith
Antigua and BarbudaPuppetry
Musical pieces for a film about the Bahá’ís of Kazakhstan
KazakhstanMusic
Music video from youth in Chuquisaca, Bolivia
BoliviaMusic
Writings of Bahá’u’lláh put to music
CanadaMusic
Evening of Storytelling about the life of Bahá’u’lláh
ZimbabweStorytelling
Children's art exhibition in Lørenskog
NorwayExhibition
Stories of Bahá’u’lláh told in diverse languages
South AfricaStorytelling
Traditional hoop dancer in Illinois
USADance
A sonnet completed for the bicentenary
RussiaPoetry
Paintings of Mount Carmel
CanadaPainting
Crochet art piece from Syria
SyriaTextiles
New booklets about Bahá’u’lláh
Sri LankaGraphic design
Children’s artwork from Egypt on principles of the Bahá’í Faith
EgyptDrawing
Stirring exhibition held in Frankfurt
GermanyExhibition
Community rallies around mural painted for bicentenary
DominicaMural
Compilation of songs inspired by bicentenary
SpainMusic
Persian Chant
Bahá’í World CentreMusic
Dance expresses teachings of Bahá’u’lláh
Kurdistan region of IraqDance
A film about Bahá’u’lláh and His Teachings
SpainFilm
Rehearsal for performances in Sweden
SwedenMusic
Mosaic from Durban, South Africa
South AfricaMosaic
A choir from Antalya, Turkey, rehearsing for bicentenary celebrations
TurkeyVideo
Illustrations from Turkey based on the Hidden Words
TurkeyDrawing
A short film by the UK Bahá’í community on the Personage of Bahá’u’lláh and His Teachings
United KingdomFilm
Choir rehearsing for upcoming bicentenary celebrations at the House of Worship in Kampala, Uganda
UgandaMusic
‘The Ancient Beauty’, album of songs
USAMusic
New Song "Bahá’u’lláh is always with us"
VietnamMusic
Songs composed by local vocalists and music groups in Vanuatu about Bahá’u’lláh
VanuatuMusic
Edvard Grieg Lyric Piece
AustriaMusic
Poem called “Roses of Love”
UkrainePoetry
National bicentenary concert to launch celebrations
MalaysiaMusic
Wood carving symbolizes unity in diversity
ItalyWood carving
Thai song composed for the bicentenary
ThailandMusic
The Australian Bahá’í Choral Festival at the House of Worship in Sydney
AustraliaMusic
Choir performs "Schwinge Dich Auf" at bicentenary festival
AustriaMusic
Choir groups from Botswana
BotswanaMusic
Paintings representing the “Twin Luminaries”, the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh
CanadaPainting
Choir rehearses song entitled “Mutumibwe Munene”, meaning “A Great Messenger”
DRCMusic
A selection of songs in Arabic from Egypt prepared for the occasion of the bicentenary
EgyptMusic
Calligraphic pieces of some of the Bahá’í Writings
FranceCalligraphy
Five songs prepared by Bahá’ís in Iran
IranMusic
Street art exhibition in Greifswald, Germany
GermanyPainting
Traveling puppet show in Madhya Pradesh, India
IndiaPuppet Show
Chants in Bahasa Indonesia
IndonesiaMusic
Prisoners of conscience in Iran weave beautiful silk crochet
IranCrochet
A song from Japan entitled “アドリアノープルからの手紙” (Letter from Adrianople)
JapanWatercolor
A film about the history of the Bahá’ís of Kazakhstan
KazakhstanFilm
Original score for a play about Bahá’u’lláh
NorwayMusic
New songs from Nigeria
NigeriaMusic
Exhibition of tapa cloth entitled “Something is happening here”
New ZealandWeaving
Murals by youth in Moldova
MoldovaMural
A collage of the Bahá’í House of Worship in Santiago, Chile
RussiaCollage
A prayer sung in Mandarin
SingaporeMusic
Album of songs, Les paroles cachées
CanadaMusic
Rehearsal for performances in Bahia, Brazil
BrazilShort film
Music album honouring Bahá’u’lláh
AfghanistanMusic
A poem about Bahá’u’lláh and His birth in the city of Tehran, Iran
TunisiaPoetry
Song from Kuwait about Praise and Adoration
KuwaitMusic
Youth in Cochabamba, Bolivia, perform a dance
BoliviaDance
Festivities inspire quilt creation
CanadaTextiles
Songs from the quechua region of Chuquisaca
BoliviaMusic
A booklet for the 200th anniversary of Bahá’u’lláh’s birth
United KingdomGraphic design
Youth in Dominican Republic write poems and songs about Bahá’u’lláh
Dominican RepublicPoetry
Painting entitled “Pathway of Bahjí”
AlaskaPainting
Uganda choir chants in Kampala Temple
UgandaMusic
Exhibitions in cities throughout Queensland explore theme of ‘illumination’ through art
AustraliaExhibition
Photography book to inspire connection with Bahá’í Holy Places in the Holy Land
BrazilPhotography
Dance celebration in the Bronx, New York City
USADance
Arabic calligraphy of the Words of Bahá’u’lláh
BahrainCalligraphy
Immersive theatre brings Bahá’í history to life
AustraliaTheatre
Art exhibit for bicentenary
BotswanaExhibition
Calligraphy from Bahrain
BahrainCalligraphy
95 short films in 95 days
IrelandShort film
Play depicts accounts from life of Bahá'u'lláh
IndiaTheatre
Traditional carving commissioned for bicentenary
CanadaWood carving
Joyous celebrations begin in Katuyola, Zambia
ZambiaMusic
Calligraphic art from United Arab Emirates
UAECalligraphy
Murals in Avondale celebrate unity, family, and love
New ZealandMural
A poem from Yemen, composed in praise of Bahá’u’lláh
YemenPoetry
Traditional Japanese dance
JapanDance
New film in Singapore explores concepts of service and faith
SingaporeShort film
“Year of the Nightingale”: album of songs
IrelandMusic
Choir rehearsal at the House of Worship in Santiago, Chile
ChileMusic