The MFA in Design programme at VCUarts Qatar will hold an exhibition and auction 18 pieces of one-of-a-kind digital glass lamps or fawanees. All are welcome to attend.
The exhibition opening and launch of the auction will take place on 10 October from 6 pm to 8 pm. A public presentation to show the lamps and explain the processes that went into its making will also be held during the opening, 7 pm. The lamps will be auctioned online and winners will be notified on 29 October. Auction proceeds will be reinvested by the department to fund future field study project expenses.
The unique and beautiful lamps were designed and made by graduate students and their professors during an annual field study trip to the UK. Each lamp contains a rechargeable battery, a programmable LED light source, and a unique piece of mold-blown glass.
Meet the Artists Event / 24 October, 6 pm to 8 pm
One-on-one interactive programming sessions showing how the lamps were created and how they are operated.
Closing reception will take place on 31 October. Find out more about the different programmes of VCUarts Qatar at qatar.vcu.edu.