Doha Festival City and Doha Women Forum Host Art Exhibit on Sustainability
Doha Festival City is hosting an art exhibition on environmental awareness in partnership with the Doha Women Forum. The exhibition follows the successful relaunch of the Art Gallery and will be held at the mall’s first floor.
The exhibition, featuring ten emerging women artist, will shed light on the significance of sustainability and will be open for public viewing until 30 June.
The World We Live in
Under the umbrella of the mall’s #FestivalCares corporate social responsibility programme, the exhibition featured works created by artists to commemorate World Environment Day. Titled The World We Live in, the objective of this art exhibition is twofold: to raise awareness on environmental issues that affect us; and to highlight the damage brought forth by climate change.
The ten emerging women artists include international artists Valeria Kholod (Ukraine), Minahil Khurram (India), Swapna Namboodiri (India), Nis Halim (Malaysia), Wenrrics Trizha Kuan Valino (Philippines), Joud Al-Rushidat (Jordan), as well as three local talents – Reem Zaghmout, Fatima Mohammed and Noof Al Merekhi.
Speaking on the exhibition and the reopening of the Art Gallery, Doha Festival City General Manager Robert Hall said they continue to improve operations following international sustainability standards and best practices. He said that as a community hub, they are happy to host environmental awareness events and support community initiatives that are aimed at environmental protection.
We are delighted to showcase the works of rising local and international artists – especially when the works have a profound message on environmental responsibility. With our #FestivalCares initiatives, we will continue to establish partnerships and programmes that support responsible global citizenship.
Doha Women Forum Founder Conchita Ponce, meanwhile, said they always take pride in supporting women become agents of change. She said that the exhibition is a call for action for us to take care of the environment. She said that each artwork is an exhibit of their artistic responses to the ever-growing impact of climate change on our planet.
And we thank Doha Festival City for giving us a venue to express this need.
Doha Women Forum + #FestivalCares
Launched in 2015, the Doha Women Forum is a platform for women to learn from experts, get inspired by the experiences of fellow women, share ideas, and network. It brings together women from across all sectors to connect, inspire, and support one another, thereby expanding the impact and power of women in their workplace, homes and communities.
Doha Festival City’s #FestivalCares initiatives programme offers a robust calendar of initiatives and events to support and assist the mall’s visitors and help enrich their experience.
For more information, call on 4035 4444 or visit dohafestivalcity.com.
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