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Mathaf celebrates its first K-12 student art exhibition

2012 Student Art Exhibition in Mathaf

In the spring of 2012, the Education Department of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art launched its first student art competition.

All schools in Qatar were invited to participate, and the museum received over 300 submissions from schools in and outside of Doha. Students created work ranging from installations, videos, paintings, mixed media, sculptures and photographs.

After much anticipation, the museum has selected the winning works and is proud to present them as part of Mathaf Student Art Exhibition: Transform.

A judging panel evaluated and judged the artworks based on the following criteria:

  1. Concept Originality
  2. Use of Material
  3. Expression of the idea of “transformation”
  4. Process Documentation

Selections feature works by students from the following schools:

  • Al-Hekma International School
  • American School of Doha
  • Birla Public School
  • Cambridge International School for Girls
  • Compass International School
  • Doha College
  • Doha Modern Indian School
  • Dukhan English School
  • German School Doha
  • International School of London in Qatar
  • Lyceé Bonaparte
  • Lyceé Voltaire
  • MES Indian School
  • Newton British School
  • Newton International School
  • Noble Indian Kindergarten
  • Noor Al Khaleej International School
  • Qatar Academy
  • Qatar Academy Al Khor
  • Qatar Canadian School
  • Royal International School
  • Shemford Noble International School
  • Sherborne School Qatar
  • The Lebanese School
  • Dukhan Independent School for Boys
  • Abdulrahman Bin Jassim Prepatory School for Boys
  • Al Arqam Academy for Girls
  • Al Duhail Independent School for Boys
  • Al Forqan School for Boys
  • Al Karaana Independent School for Boys
  • Al Manar Model Independent School for Boys
  • Al Salam First Kindergarten-Girls
  • Al Wakra Independent Secondary for Boys
  • Ali Bin Abi Taleb Preparatory Independent for Boys
  • Arwa Bint Abdul Motaleb Secondary Independent School for Girls
  • Khalifa Secondary Independent School for Boys
  • Mouza Bint Mohammad Independent Primary – Girls
  • Omar Bin Al-Khattab Independent *Second Primary-Boys
  • Early Childhood Center at Qatar University
  • Ruqaya Prepatory Independent School for Girls
  • Safia Bint Abdul Motaleb Elementary School for Girls
  • The Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs

Mathaf will open an exhibition on 15 December 2012 to recognise the work of students who have been selected with a reception. Students, families, and the public are invited to celebrate the artistic expressions of Qatar’s students. The exhibition and supporting material will be available to view by free admission from the opening to 13 January 2013.

For more information about the exhibition, visit Mathaf.

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