Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development will launch tomorrow “Artful Minds”, an exhibition in partnership with the International Artists Doha (IAD), celebrating the intersection of art, health, and wellness.
The exhibition, which will run until 30 October, at Multaqa Gallery, Multaqa (Education City Student Center), is open to the public where they can explore the transformative power of art practices as a powerful tool for self-expression and healing.
Thirty one artists from diverse backgrounds have participated in the Artful Minds exhibition which sheds light on the importance of mental health and encourages audiences to break the stigma surrounding mental health, and encourages open conversations about all-round wellbeing.
“Art has an exceptional ability to heal and empower us as it provides a unique tool of self-expression. The Artful Minds exhibition embodies this concept,” Community Art Lead at Qatar Foundation (QF) Ameera Al Aji said.
“We are excited to collaborate wit
h IAD to build an immersive experience that fosters dialogue around mental health and the power of art.” Al Aji stressed on the importance of having more conversations about mental health. “The more we talk about mental health, the more we raise the level of awareness about it,” she said. “At QF, we aim to discuss and motivate community members to break the stigma surrounding mental health by organizing workshops that are open to the public during Artful Minds.” As part of the Artful Minds exhibition, QF invites community members to join the public workshop on 13 October, which will be held at Multaqa Gallery, Multaqa (Education City Student Center) to enjoy a day of creativity, self-expression, and healing.
In addition to the public workshop on 13 October, and highlighting its commitment to accessibility and inclusion, QF is also hosting a workshop with QFs Ability Friendly to explore the world of neurodiversity through creative expression and puppetry with aim of fostering social-emotional growth and empat
hy. A workshop with Qatar Social and Cultural Center for Blind will also be hosted that will aid expression and support self-accomplishment through the exploration of clay and touch.
Source: Qatar News Agency