Creative Arts Exhibition at Doha College
The Fine Art, Photography, Design Technology and Media Studies departments celebrated the creativity and skills of their students in a special evening that marked the opening of their joint annual exhibition. This event was the first on Doha College’s new campus to bring together this many departments.
The vibrant atmosphere was filled with excitement, as visitors explored the diverse collection of artworks. Each piece told a unique story, reflecting the students' imagination, passion, and many hours of unhurried work. The room was alive with buzzing conversation, as parents, friends, and art enthusiasts marveled at the remarkable talent displayed by these young individuals. Talented violinist Gabriel Haddon, Doha College student in Year 9, delighted those present with a virtuosic repertoire of classical music. Gabriel recently won the “Rising Star” award at the COBIS Music Festival 2023 (tap here to find out more).
The original art, design, photography and digital media on display included GCSE and A Level coursework outcomes, along with preparatory pieces that span across the mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, printing, graphics, lens-based media, moving imagery, mixed media, three-dimensional design and textiles. Visitors were also treated to demonstrations of the latest AI technology used with programming from the D & T department for their Formula 1 challenge.
One of the fine art exhibits
A creative photography approach
Watching a media studies video
Explaining a design technology coursework outcome
Gabriel Haddon's music complemented the atmosphere
Visitors taking in the art
We are immensely proud of what our students at DC have achieved over the past few years, the first year groups to be ‘back to normal’ since the pandemic. Despite the obstacles of distance learning last year, our students have demonstrated great skills of perseverance, determination and creativity to overcome these challenges, producing work of originality and excellence. The Year 11 and 13 students are the first year groups since 2019 to sit an externally set assignment, and not only met this challenge with grit and enthusiasm, but delivered outcomes of the highest standard.
Susan Walker, Head of Art and Photography
The work will be on display until the 15th of June. Tap the link below to view a gallery of photos taken on the opening evening.
To find out more about studying creative subjects at Doha College, and the exceptional achievements of the students, read our recent blog here.
Congratulations to the young artists – their creations inspire the next generation of art students and ignite a renewed appreciation for the power of artistic expression.