The ongoing S'hail - Katara International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition at Katara has turned out to be an ideal venue for artists to vent there creativity while showcasing there skills and sharing there experiences with each other. “S’hail keeps growing while adding more features and covering more areas. And it’s a venue for artists to grow,” said Haneefa Abdul Qader, who is part of the exhibition while drawing portraits that reflect Qatari life, culture and heritage. The member of the Qatar Fine Arts Association has been part of the initiatives by Katara and other government entities for promoting fine arts in Qatar. “Government through it's various agencies is encouraging the artists by arranging venues and exhibitions,” she said. Haneefa has participated in several competitions and recently won second prize in the ‘Solidarity’ art competition by Katara. The artwork featured the cooperation of the Qatari community while fighting Covid-19.
Fahad Ali al-Maadeed told Gulf Times that S’hail assumes significance as it brings artists from various communities together. “The exhibition is beyond all kinds of geographical differences. We all work together here while taking lessons from each other and teaching each other,” he said.
For Fahad, art is a hobby and he has been part of S’hail for the past five years. He is a member of Qatar Fine Arts Association. “Some of the expatriate artists are not much aware of Qatari life and culture. They take new lessons from us while working with us while we try to study new things while attending exhibitions like this,” he added.