The General Manager Katara Cultural Village, Dr Khaled Al Sulaiti, was honoured to receive an art masterpiece given by the Saudi plastic artist Abdul Aziz bin Khalil Al Mubarazi Al Shuwaish.
Dr Khaled bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti has welcomed the Saudi artist and appreciated the creative and prestigious art he presents, which aims to preserve the Gulf heritage through plastic art. He also stressed that Katara always has its door open not only for Qatari artists, but also for the artists from other Gulf States. Katara has hosted a number of events for artists from other Gulf States, especially Saudis.
Dr Al Sulaiti has asserted on the unified bonds that hold the states and peoples of the Gulf Corporation Council together that will never be partitioned, especially those related to identity and heritage.
Al Shuwaish appreciated the importance of Katara Cultural Village in serving both the Qatari and Gulf heritage alike. He also acknowledged the support and encouragement offered by Katara and its leadership represented by Dr Khaled bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti. This was the second artwork he has given to Katara and was really delighted by the presence of people and media during his gallery.
Abdulaziz bin Khalil Al Mubarazi Al Shuwaish is a Saudi plastic artist and researcher specialised in heritage. He has contributed to the documentation of several historical sites, folkloric handicrafts, and folkloric customs in many areas in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council’s states.
He participated in several plastic art galleries and festivals in and out Saudi Arabia. He has also launched several personal galleries, such as ‘My Country’s Legacy’ and ‘Our Traditions’. He also published several cultural pieces such as ‘Pages from the Heritage’, ‘Ad Derya’, ‘Qatar’s Heritage’, ‘Kuwait’s Heritage’, and ‘The Emirate’s Heritage’. This is in addition to chairing the plastic art committee in the National Festival for Heritage and Culture (Al-Janadrya Festival) for five consecutive times.
His work has been recognised in a number of occasions and festivals and was given shields and awards for his outstanding work. His collections are exhibited by royal emirs, ministers, and government departments, museums inside and outside Saudi Arabia.