Expo showcases Qatari women’s creative skills
DOHA WORKS of six Qatari women artists were on display at the visual art centre at Katara.
The event was inaugurated by Faleh Ajlan al Hajri, director of cultural department at the ministry of culture, arts and heritage, recently.
Director of visual art centre Abdullah al Kuwari was also present at the meeting.
Paintings of talented Qatari artists Amal al Athim, Wadha al Sulaiti, Ibtisam al Safar, Hussa Ahmad, Mariam Musa and Muna Bu- Jassoum were showcased at the exhibition.
Talking to Qatar Tribune, Faleh Ajlan al Hajri said that the ministry of culture, arts and heritage has provided constant support for the promotion of local culture, stressing the fact that the ministry was keen to spread the message of visual and plastic art in the country.
Besides the different artworks, nine paintings by Qatari artist Wadha al Sulaiti were also on display.
She has used new techniques of collage and print in her work. “Some of my works will be on display at an exhibition in Germany to be held soon,” Wadha said.
The other Qatari artist, Amal al Athim, will launch a special exhibition on March 24, which will showcase 24 of her paintings.
Amal already has five paintings at the exhibition. One of the highlights includes ‘self-dialogue’, which gives a creative message to art lovers for the “creation of a better world”.
Ali Fawzi, an art critic, said that the exhibition highlighted the creativity of talented women like Amal al Athim, Ibtisam al Safara, and Wadha al Sulaiti.
“The main objective of the exhibition is to support Qatari artists. A number of amateur artists have taken up painting and art work as a hobby and holding their own exhibitions to showcase their creativity,” Hajri said.