Location: Workshop 4
Date: 2nd December 2019 To 21st December 2019
The Place I Call Home exhibition and accompanying activities are commissioned by the British Council and curated by David Drake, Director of Ffotogallery (the national photography agency for Wales). After scoping visits to all six GCC countries, the curator determined the vision and approach for the exhibition and commissioned several UK and Middle East-based artists to produce work responding to its themes. The selected artists reflect a balance of age, gender and professional experience, as well as representation of all six GCC countries. In various ways, the work of the selected artists is about sharing stories of culture and heritage, challenging stereotypes, exploring identities, commonalities and differences.
The Fire Station has been chosen as the venue in Doha, and the exhibition features the following artists:
• Sara Al Obaidly
• Mashael Al Hejazi
• Zahed Sultan
• Abi Green
• Sebastian Betancur-Montoya
• Ben Soedira
• Eman Ali
• Mohammed Al-Kouh
• Richard Allenby-Pratt.
In addition to the exhibition, there will be a workshop (PhotoWalk). Participants will have the opportunity to capture some images of downtown Doha and will be joined by curator of The Place I Call Home, David Drake.
Moreover, a panel discussion will be hosted and moderated by David Drake at Fire Station to discuss and dissect the themes within the exhibition.