An innovative new art exhibition featuring work made from recycled materials by Qatari artist, Essa Al Mulla, has opened at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF).

Commenting on his particular style, Essa Al Mulla said:

I started to convert used materials into art about ten years ago and since then have gradually evolved to this stage. I believe that this concept is worth the additional effort. I hope the idea of converting used materials into art will eventually be taught in schools and universities. There are a lot of items that can be transformed, and we should take advantage of these instead of throwing them away.’

Entitled ‘Found Objects & Creativity’, the display was inaugurated by Engineer Jassim Telefat, Group Executive Director of Qatar Foundation Capital Projects and Facilities Management, and Mohammed Al Naimi, Director, Community Affairs, QF Support Services.

Acting Community Services Manager for QF Support Services, Faisal Al Dosari, who also attended the event, observed:

Staging an art exhibition that features recycled pieces is a first for Qatar Foundation. It supports QF’s goal of promoting environmental preservation, whilst inspiring a spirit of creativity and innovation.’

The exhibition demonstrates Qatar Foundation’s on-going commitment to promoting local arts, culture and community development, in alignment with the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV2030) to increase awareness of the country’s national heritage. Furthermore, by drawing inspiration from, and including recycled materials such as iron, wood, and cloth in his work, the innovative artist successfully highlights the importance of environmental sustainability, which is another integral principle behind the QNV2030.

Open free of charge to the public, the ‘Found Objects & Creativity’ exhibition by artist Essa Al Mulla will run until 23 November 2014 in the Recreation Centre in Education City.