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‘Art Trail’ Back with Three New Locations

The Peninsula -- Qatar Foundation (QF) has launched its latest edition of ‘Art Trail’ – a series of guided tours providing the public with an opportunity to explore artwork around the Education City.

‘Art Trail’ offers visitors an insight into regional identity and local artwork, 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, “We are pleased to have launched another series of our ‘Art Trail’ guided tours, building on the success of previous editions of this initiative and the interest it has generated among the community in Qatar.

“Qatar Foundation is a hub of arts and culture, recognizing 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.”

“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 will inspire the imagination of Qatar’s community, encouraging people to connect with art and appreciate its relevance to our lives,” she added.

The 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 October 6 and 27. There will also be tours in November.

Those wishing to join the ‘Art Trail’ tours can register by emailing qftrail@qf.org.qa

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