An interesting art exhibition highlighted the influence local art has on raising environmental awareness.

The Burooq: Art and Environment Exhibition which looked to make a serious effort in merging the Qatari environment with art was held at Zekreet Desert.

The event was organised by Al Hosh Gallery and took place on February 26, which coincided with the Qatar Environment Day. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change HE Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani opened the exhibition.

The Minister toured the exhibition and was informed about the paintings and other artworks on display. He noted that the event is a new type of modern art that aims to promote the local environment and plays a significant part in contributing to the public and visitors’ knowledge of the great biodiversity that’s part of Qatar’s environment.

The exhibition highlighted the importance of creating artistic conditions that contribute towards caring about art and the environment and developing different creative ideas that raise awareness on the importance of Qatar’s local biodiversity.

Part of the exhibition was The Coming by Sheikh Hassan Al-Thani. In his work, the photographer presented the state of anticipation experienced by Qatari and Gulf people.

The exhibition also included artwork presented by a group of young ambassadors that highlighted sustainable development goals. The group comprised youth aged from five to 18 years who work towards spreading community awareness on sustainable development issues. ✤