Guided tours of artwork include Education City Mosque, Sidra Medicine, and Qatar National Library
Qatar Foundation (QF) has launched its latest edition of ‘Art Trail’ – a series of guided tours that provides the public with an opportunity to explore the artworks around Education City. Art Trail offers visitors an insight into the regional identity and local artworks, engaging audiences of all ages and promoting artistic appreciation throughout the community in Qatar, as part of QF’s community development efforts.
The first two tours under the initiative’s latest edition have taken guests on a journey through the works of Moroccan artist Younès Rahmoun, whose exhibition ‘Little Worlds, Complex Structures’ has been displayed in the gallery of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, a QF partner university.
Upcoming Art Trail tours will, for the first time, take in QF member Sidra Medicine’s art collection, and Qatar National Library’s Heritage Library Exhibition, while the new additions to Art Trail also include the work of emerging Doha-based artist Othman Khunji. His solo exhibition ‘Deconstructing the Sacred’, which is being presented at the Education City Mosque, explores the creative and often complex links between religion, culture, and social justice.
Machaille Al Naimi, President of Community Development at QF, said they are pleased to have launched another series of the Art Trail guided tours, building on the success of previous editions of the initiative and the interest it has generated among the community in Qatar.
Qatar Foundation is a hub of arts and culture, recognising how these cornerstones of regional identity can provoke thought and be a catalyst for creativity, and we are proud to welcome people to explore the unique exhibits housed within Education City through an initiative that represents a wonderful opportunity for social interaction and engagement.’
She said that this year’s Art Trail tours feature exhibits by homegrown and international artists in venues that are landmarks for Qatar across a diverse range of fields.
We hope that the tours inspire the imagination of Qatar’s community, encouraging people to connect with art and appreciate its relevance to our lives.’
Education City is home to an array of opportunities, activities, and institutions dedicated to enhancing Qatar’s artistic and cultural environment. Art Trail not only serves as a channel for local and international artists to display their work to the community but enables the public to experience firsthand the creativity and uniqueness of Qatar Foundation’s art collection, which represents a significant contribution to the contemporary art world.
Upcoming tours will take place on 2, 6, and 27 October. There will also be tours in November. Those wishing to join the ‘Art Trail’ tours can register by sending an email to [email protected]. For updates and more information, visit qf.org.qa.