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International Artists of Doha Announce Fourth Annual Exhibition


Twenty-two Doha-based artists hailing from diverse backgrounds and 12 different countries will be exhibiting their work under the aegis of the International Artists of Doha (IAD) at their fourth annual exhibition, which will open on Wednesday 30 April 2014 at 6 pm at AaQool Atrium, 2nd Floor, Qatar Foundation Recreation Centre in Education City.

Hosted by Qatar Foundation Community Support, the 22 artists will be exhibiting their latest works addressing the theme ‘Rooh Al Hayat – The essence of life’ and offer a wide range of styles from realism to abstract. The artists hail from a variety of countries including Germany, Iran, Canada, Croatia, USA, Egypt, India, the Netherlands, Sudan, Iraq, UK and Qatar.

The artists taking part include Annette Wendling-Willeke, Behnaz Larsen, Charlene Kasdorf, Doerte Meichsner, Dominika Bozic, Elham Razani, Hannelore Seckel, Jacinthe Lecomte, Jamela Al Shraim, Joey Ellis, Mahesh Kumar, Mahgoub Al Magboul, Marjolijn Stolk, May Abulela, Nigel Muter, Nourelhadi Awad, Sabah Arbilli, Salim Abdulla, Shahida Ahmed, Shihar Hamza, Urvashi Chauhan, Verity Watkins and Willemina Mansell.

In addition to original artworks being on display, all artists will contribute a canvas sized 30 cm x 30 cm, which will be offered to the public by way of a silent auction. 50% of the proceeds from the auction will be returned to IAD to fund their future public events.

IAD was formed in 2011 by two Dutch artist, Marjolijn Stolk and Winnifred Bastian, who saw the need of providing expatriate artists living in Doha with a forum for members to come together to share ideas and knowledge and exhibit work regularly. IAD is a voluntary, non-profit group created for artists residing in Qatar. Its members are professional artists who bring a unique artistic talent to the group. The aim of the group is to foster opportunities via sharing experiences, learning from one another, combining resources, collaborating with other local art initiatives and showcasing the members’ art to the local public, by means of exhibitions and publications. The group continues to be run by a committee of dedicated members and meets to create art during ARTogether evenings every four to six weeks at Katara Art Studios. The group also organises exhibitions, which allows artists to showcase their work to a broader audience.

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The exhibition will remain open on the following three days:

Thursday 1 May 2014 from 10 am to 6 pm

Friday 2 May 2014 from 12 pm to 6 pm

Saturday 3 May 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm

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For more information, visit IAD’s Facebook page or email IAD at iadqatar@gmail.com.

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