Fired up for art

We report on a superb summer of culture in Doha and reflects upon the creative works that are still on display Discuss this article

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Summer is in full swing – and the Doha art scene is as hot as ever.Creative types have been blazing a trail in the capital with a series of artistic showcases in recent months, with the cultural collection of Qatar Museums leading the way. And it has just been extended.
Such has been the success of the museum’s summer showcase that the Artist in Residence programme at the Garage Gallery in the Fire Station, due to end its run in June, has been extended until August 19.

A terrific 20 artists will be putting their creative talents on display for a few more weeks yet, with art lovers urged to pay another visit (or finally see what they have been missing) and enjoy a wide range of styles and techniques pushing artistic boundaries to the limit at the free event.

The sizzling summer has already seen a successful contemporary calligraphy exhibition hosted at QM Gallery and a student art exhibition held at the Arab Museum of Modern Art.

Still on the horizon is a new exhibition entitled Powder and Damask: Islamic Arms and Armour from the Collection of Fadel Al Mansoori which will be running at the Museum of Islamic Art from August 27 until May 12 of next year. The exhibition presents Islamic arms and armour from a private collection, including edged weapons and firearms from the 17th century to the 19th century, which are seen as works of art as well as weapons. Let’s soak up some more culture today.

By Chris Maxwell
Time Out Doha,

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