There’s a host of new exhibitions in Doha, but for something more personal, check out Artistic Dimensions to a Healthier World starting October 2.
Curated by WISH, this exhibition looks at the interrelationship between art and promotion of health and wellbeing, as well as shines a spotlight on healthcare issues that were raised at WISH 2018.
The exhibition set to take place at the Fire Station, will feature artworks by Giles Duley, an award-winning humanitarian photographer who documents human plight in war zones across the world.
Also on display will be drawings created by the Rohingya children who are currently living in refugee camps in the Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, after fleeing Rakhine State, Myanmar.
Some of these children are part of a programme called Creative Methodologies for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support with Children in Emergency Settings, which is being delivered by the UK-based charity Save The Children, in these camps.
Running in parallel to the exhibit are a few workshops which you can be a part of.
Attend a workshop from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday October 2 by members of Save The Children.
The session targets adults, Qatar’s school teachers,the healthcare community and interested members of the public, on how to effectively use art therapy to help children cope with stress and trauma.
The exhibition takes place at the Fire Station Education Room 1 and is open to the public.
Award-winning humanitarian photographer Giles Duley will host a public talk and share his experiences on documenting human suffering in war zones across the world on October 8 from 6pm to 8pm at the Fire Station Cinema.
At the Fire Station workshop 4, Giles Duley will also conduct a photography workshop on October 10 from 6pm to 8pm.
Free. Until Oct 27. Doha Fire Station, near Civil Defense Roundabout (4422 4222). To register, visit wish.org.qa.