Qatar National Library opens children’s art exhibition

Minister of State and Chairman of the National Library of Qatar HE Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kawari (second from left) and HE Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada (third from right) with officials during a tour of the exhibition.

Doha: The Qatar National Library (QNL), within the framework of the Years of Culture: Qatar – Middle East, North Africa and South Asia 2022 (Qatar-MENASA 2022), inaugurated the art exhibition for “Reesha” children.

It highlights Qatar’s preparations to host one of the biggest sporting events in the world and aims to educate young people about contemporary events through art and creative cultural expression.

Held under the slogan “We Welcome the World to Qatar 2022”, the exhibition features 32 canvases produced by the participating students who took part in a two-day online workshop, using their artistic talents and creative vision to design works cubists inspired by the most important sports facilities in Qatar — the 2022 World Cup stadiums — under the direction of Qatari artist Maryam Al Mulla.

HE Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kawari, Minister of State and Chairman of the National Library of Qatar, opened the event, which will run until December 31. arts and culture as a means of dialogue and expression,” said Dr. Al Kawari.

“Although the event is about children’s drawings, this exhibition is unique in its connection to the World Cup as the drawings revolve around the stadiums and link their locations with a metro map. It should also be noted that it is accessible to the visually impaired community in Qatar. This exhibition is part of the library events celebrating the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will continue until the end of this historic event,” he added.

The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Institute of Translation and Interpretation at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, features descriptive audio guides and high-contrast relief images to ensure the work is accessible to the blind community. and visually impaired from Qatar. In addition, guided tours will be organized, workshops on tactile arts and many artistic and recreational activities for children.

Maram Al Mahmoud, Head of Children and Young Adults at the National Library of Qatar, said, “The Reesha exhibition demonstrates our commitment to providing and organizing various events and activities in an accessible and stimulating environment while seeking to encourage and develop talent within the community.

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