Qatar-based artists have been making their mark on designated walls across Doha as part of Jedariart, Qatar Museums’ public art initiative aimed at activating shared urban areas and to add meaning to city walls through curated murals and street art.
The public art initiative, held in partnership with the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places, Qatar Rail, Woqod and Fire Station: Artist in Residence, invited 18 Qatar-based artists to breathe new life into walls located in various areas across the city, with murals that touch on a variety of topics and encourage constructive debate.
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Architect Abdulrahman Al Ishaq, Director of Public Art at Qatar Museums, said they are proud to have partnered with an immensely talented group of artists, who each brought their unique artistic style to life through murals that enrich the public realm and encourage cultural dialogue.
This month-long initiative has enabled us to further expand our public art reach, making art accessible to the wider community and bringing to life more urban spaces across the city.
Striking new murals have been added to walls at the Fire Station, Al Abraj Park, Doha Festival City Interchange, Al Khor Interchange, Doha Expressway, Post Office Park, 5/6 Park, 5/6 Flyover, Qatar National Library Metro Station, Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Attiyah District and the Woqod Petrol Station in Fereej Kulaib.
Participating artists were selected following an Open Call, in which aspiring and established artists in Doha were requested to submit a proposal detailing a concept for a mural that takes into consideration the artwork’s relevance to the community and the message it aims to convey.
The artists include Mubarak Al Malik, Huda Basahal, Noura Al Mansoori, Dimitrije Bugarski, Nada Khozestani, Sharefa Al Mannai, Thamer Al Dossari, Muna Al Bader, Fatima Al Sharshani, Michael Perrone and his team, Maryam Al Maadhadi, Shuaa Al Kuwari, Abdulaziz Yousef, Abdulla Al Emadi, Alanoud Al Ghamdi, Haifa Al Khuzaei, Maha Al Jaidah, and Aisha Al Fadhala.
For more information about Qatar Museums and their public art programme, visit qm.org.qa.