The Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places completed the development works of Al Firdous Street extending from Doha Oasis to Msheireb, as part of Zone 13 development. Seven local artists have added striking new murals to the street’s walls as part of Qatar Museums’ Jedariart initiative in partnership with the committee, a public art initiative to activate urban areas through curated murals and street art.
On this occasion, Mr. Muhammad Arqoub Al-Khaldi, Chairman of the Supervising Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places, stated that the development of Zone 13 includes the rehabilitation of several streets, intersections and plazas, one of the committee's objectives to develop the footpath network surrounding tourist attractions and revive the streets to make walking an enjoyable journey for visitors.
Mr. Al-Khaldi added that the artists’ contribution generated a real sense of place within community members, with an increased activity in and around the area, as it transforms into a new landmark and a tourist attraction.
Abdulrahman Ahmed Al-Ishaq, Director of Public Art at Qatar Museums, said: “Qatar Museums is once again pleased to partner with Ashghal for Jedariart – an initiative that brings together artists to add vibrancy and meaning to the walls across the city. We thank the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places for their efforts and continuous support in taking art beyond four walls through public artworks that address societal issues of global relevance and serve as key points of attraction for residents and visitors.”
The new public artworks include pieces by artists Mubarak Al Malik, Mubarak Al Thani, Huda Basahal, Ghada Al Suwaidi, Suha Al Dani, Abdullah Alsallat, and Ahmed Al Jufairi.
Source and cover image credit: Press Release
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