Roadside artworks to check out in Doha

Make a point of driving by these incredible pieces

Roadside artworks to check out in Doha

We always love a bit of art and culture in Doha, even during the hottest time of the year, so here are four artworks to check out from the your air-conditioned car.

Calligraffiti
We all know El Seed from his recent collaboration with Mac Cosmetics, but did you know he’s created some brilliant calligraffiti right here in Doha? The Salwa Road tunnels have 52 large-scale bold and vibrant murals. You can’t miss it while driving through.
Location: Salwa Road tunnels.

East-West/West-East
Take a long drive up north, roughly 60km, into the Brouq Nature Reserve in Zekreet to witness Richard Serra’s majestic, perfectly aligned steel sculptures that stand 49 feet tall. How often do you get to see something that’s ten times your height? The plates are adjusted for topography, so they are all level with each other, and with the plateaus on either side, too. Serra’s artwork amid stunning limestone cliff formations in Zekreet is provocative and timeless. The installation spans over a kilometre and as the sun rises and sets, you get to see shadows that are cast upon the surrounding sands.
Location: Brouq Nature Reserve, Zekreet.

Smoke
Designed by American artist Tony Smith in 1967, this colossal artwork now sits outside Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC). This two-tiered aluminium sculpture stands more than seven metres tall. It’s a combination of geometric components, including five tetrahedrons and 45 extended octahedrons.
Location: Outside Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The Miraculous Journey
We might not have stared in awe at the rotting cows displayed in Damien Hirst’s exhibition in Doha at Al Riwaq, but every time we pass these 14 monumental bronze sculptures depicting the gestation of a foetus inside the uterus from conception to birth, our jaws drop. Keep your cameras ready.
Location: Outside Sidra Medical Centre.

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