• Student Art Competition 1

    Mathaf Student Art Competition and Exhibition

    Celebrating the creativity of students in Qatar

  • Student Art Competition 2

    Mathaf Student Art Competition and Exhibition

    Celebrating the creativity of students in Qatar

  • Student Art Competition 3

    Mathaf Student Art Competition and Exhibition

    Celebrating the creativity of students in Qatar

  • Student Art Competition 4

    Mathaf Student Art Competition and Exhibition

    Celebrating the creativity of students in Qatar

Student Art Competition and Exhibition

Mathaf’s role is to connect with various fields and communities through its various activities and programs that make it a destination for the public and families. It is always seeking to develop and refine artistic talents, Mathaf Student Art Competition and Exhibition which represents an ideal educational platform for Mathaf.

The Student Art Competition and Exhibition is an annual program that celebrates the spirit of innovation and creativity among school students of different ages. The competition aims to encourage students, schools and parents to familiarize themselves with modern and contemporary art styles through Mathaf’s Collection.

Previous Exhibitions

Visual Transparency

“Visual Transparency” was the theme of the competition in 2018. The first stage of the exhibition began with an introductory workshop on several topics: What is transparency, what are its types, meanings, and ways of using it as a means of conveying deep feelings and meanings, which is a work of art that delivers a certain message. The students were trained on how to discover these messages to be embodied in the work of art stems from their ideas, and then choose the material and final image desired to carry out their artworks.

In the second phase of the competition, visits were held to the six participating schools: Moza Bent Mohammed Preparatory School for Girls, Asma bint Abi Bakr Preparatory School for Girls, Rokaya Preparatory School for Girls, Umm Salamah Elementary School, Al Shifa Preparatory School for Girls and Abu Bakr Al Siddiq Preparatory School for Boys. Asma Al Mannai and Asma Hatem supervised the students’ performance during the implementation of their projects and made their feedback and remarks on the works of art.

Previous Exhibitions

Looking In...

355 students celebrated their creative win at ‘Looking In…’, the 3rd Mathaf Student Art Competition and Exhibition in 2015. The competition attracted a record number of over 400 student applications from 56 schools. The exhibition was organised in partnership with students from the Museum and Gallery Practice Master’s Program at UCL Qatar. Nearly 600 students and families attended the official opening. Guests enjoyed a number of musical acts including the Qatar Music Academy, Takht ensemble and Qatar Academy's own rock band, Door Handle.

Black and White

Our second exhibition themed 'black and white' was held in May 2014. On the opening day, we were joined by over 500 students, teachers, families and visitors joined us to celebrate the artistic expressions of young artists.

Transform

In December 2012, we hosted the first Student Art Exhibition themed 'transformation' featuring 221 artworks. Over 600 students, teachers, families and members of the community attended for the opening day.