Four Qatari Artists and Four UK Art Students Kick off Qatar UK 2013 Artist’s Exchange Programme

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As part of the Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture, four art students from the UK’s renowned Slade School of Fine Art have teamed up with four Qatari artists as part of the Qatar UK Artist’s Exchange Residency programme. Project managed by Doha-based Ben Barbour, the programme will be hosted at Katara Cultural Village, concluding on 16 November.

The Qatari artists taking part are: Shaymaa Alyafey, Ameera Al Aji, Ahmed Nooh and Ali Al Mullah. The artists have honed their skills at Katara Cultural Village’s own artistic residency and educational programmes under the supervision of Sa’id Costa, Curator of Visual Arts Exhibitions & Educational Programs at Katara Cultural Village. The UK students include Hannah Shin, Jennifer Martin, Robert Crosse and Zoe Schoenherr from the Slade School of Fine Art. The UK art students will be paired with their Qatari peers to create art together over the coming month, which will be on display at Katara Cultural Village later in the year.

Sa’id Costa, Curator of Visual Arts Exhibitions & Educational Programs, Katara Cultural Village said: “We are very excited to be welcoming these art students over from the UK. We are very grateful to the Slade School of Fine Art, one of the leading art education institutions in the world, joins us in the Artist’s Exchange Residency. We look forward to this artistic collaboration and are excited to see their joint work showcased later in the year.”

Martin Hope, Director, British Council Qatar said: “This Artist’s Exchange Residency embodies what the Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture strives for; it creates lasting partnerships between institutions and individuals and it sparks an international exchange of culture and ideas. We are very grateful for these students to have the chance to learn from each other and are heartened to build upon nine months of high quality, high-level cultural engagement between our two nations.”

- ILQ News -