Events: 2011

Exhibition

F for Faculty - Faculty Exhibition 2011

The Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar presents the 2011 Faculty Exhibition, an exhibition of works by artists and designers who are teaching and researching at VCUQatar.

Exhibition Dates

14 Dec – 20 Jan 2012

Opening Reception

14 Dec / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

The Gallery VCUQATAR


Fashion Show

Common Thread Trunk Show

VCUQatar presents 'Common Thread' in a special Trunk Show of VCUQatar students and Alumni, featuring fashion, jewelry, accessories and much more. Meet the designers and get a first-hand look at their original creations.

Dates

12 Dec – 12 Dec 2011
5:00pm ‐ 8:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Bookstore


Exhibition

Poster for Tomorrow: ‘The Right to Education’

The Graphic Design department presents an exhibition of the top 100 posters as part of the global 'Poster for Tomorrow' student competition, promoting the right of education all over the world, regardless of race, gender, disability or economic situation.

Exhibition Dates

10 Dec – 15 Jan 2012

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Graphic Design Department


Exhibition

Shared Glass: a Design Collaboration between VCUQatar and Fabrica

An exhibition of work at Katara Art Center featuring a collaboration between VCUQatar’s MFA Design Studies students and students from Fabrica in a glass-blowing workshop to create a collection of “hybrid” objects: pieces that mixed and matched Middle Eastern and Western influences, shapes, and functions.

Exhibition Dates

1 Dec – 7 Jan 2012

Opening Reception

1 Dec / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Katara Art Center (Building 5) at Katara Cultural Village


Fashion Show

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

The VCUQatar Schoolwide Reading Program invites you to dinner and a movie, inspired by the bestselling novel 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan', by Lisa See.

Dates

1 Dec – 1 Dec 2011
6:00pm ‐ 8:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

Wissam Shawkat: Thoughts on Modern Calligraphy And Contemporary work

VCUQatar's Graphic Design department presents a lecture by renowned calligrapher and designer Wissam Shawkat.

Date & Time

30 Nov 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Conference

Wikimedia and Education City: Openness, Sharing and Contributing

You’re invited to an open dialogue with Liam Wyatt, Wikimedia’s GLAM Fellow (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums), to explore how the Education City community can work with Wikimedia to share their content and be leaders in the global Wiki community.

Dates

22 Nov – 22 Nov 2011

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Conference

Refresh Qatar 3 - Web & Digital Meet-up : Design, Content & Creativity

November's meetup will feature talks, and discussions that cover Design, Content and Creativity, followed by a networking lunch. Please register online to reserve your seat.

Dates

19 Nov – 19 Nov 2011

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

Bruce Sterling: Crossing Boundaries

As part of the Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar presents a lecture by American Science-Fiction Author and Cyberspace Theorist Bruce Sterling.

Date & Time

16 Nov 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

Preserving Cultural Heritage

VCUQatar presents a lecture at Katara Cultural Village by Dr Sohair Wastawy on the reasons for and value of cultural preservation and the role of technology as an enabler in the process.

Date & Time

14 Nov 2011 / 7:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Al-Tashar Hall in the The Cultural Village (Katara)


Lecture

Office design for the knowledge economy, space for communication, living ergonomics & sustainabi

The Interior Design department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar in conjunction with German office furniture manufacturer, Wilkhahn, presents a lecture by Burkhard Remmers.

Date & Time

14 Nov 2011 / 2:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Exhibition

Children of Gaza

The Gallery at VCUQatar presents an exhibition featuring the work of artists Giuseppe Aquili, Jim McFarlane, Anthony Dawton, and Dia Azzawi for the benefit of the Save the Children Fund.

Exhibition Dates

9 Nov – 3 Dec 2011

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Conference

4th Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art

The fourth biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art entitled 'God Is Beautiful; He Loves Beauty: The Object in Islamic Art and Culture'

Dates

29 Oct – 29 Oct 2011

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

Eric Gaskins: Crossing Boundaries

As part of the Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar presents a lecture by fashion designer Eric Gaskins entitled ‘Eric Gaskins: A life in design’. The lecture will discuss Gaskins’ journey from dreamer, to apprentice in Paris, to designer of his own house.

Date & Time

25 Oct 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Workshop

Introduction to Portfolio Preparation - Fall 2011

Learn the skills you need to develop your admissions portfolio.

Date & Time

16 Oct 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar


Workshop

Fall 2011 Community Classes

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar announces 25 non-credit evening & weekend community classes, open to both women and men. Most classes are taught in English at the VCUQatar campus located within the Education City Campus on Al Luqta Street.

Date & Time

16 Oct 2011 / 5:30pm

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

Critical Thinking in Design

The Interior Design Department at VCUQatar presents a lecture on the importance of critical thinking by architect, educator and author Dan Bucsescu, author of 'Looking Beyond the Structure: Critical Thinking for Designers & Architects'.

Date & Time

28 Sep 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

Sonia Ashour: ‘Cultural Identity’ breaking the boundaries of cliches

This lecture illustrates the importance of the Gulf’s vocal tradition in retrieving information needed to develop relevant context, it also clarifies that understanding this culture and taking a closer look at its vocal tradition is not to recreate the past, however to achieve an in-depth understanding of this region to set a platform for innovative yet rooted design solutions. Part of the 2011/2011 Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series.

Date & Time

21 Sep 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Exhibition

‘Showcase’ by Yves Dalberto

The VCUQatar Graphic Design department present an exhibition by designer Yves Dalberto: 'SHOWCASE: A series of visual experiments on my personal space and its importance in my identity'

Exhibition Dates

5 Sep – 25 Sep 2011

Opening Reception

5 Sep / 9:00am

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Exhibition area in the Blue Hall adjacent to Room 216.


Workshop

Summer Art & Design Programs 2011

[SOLD OUT]
3 different summer workshops designed to explore and advance the Art & Design skills for students aged 9-18 years old.

Date & Time

10 Jul 2011 / 9:00am

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar


Commencement

VCUQatar Alumni & QPWN networking dinner

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar invites its Alumni to a networking dinner with Qatar Professional Women’s Network, entitled 'Arabian Market' at the Sharq Village Hotel and Spa.

UPDATE: All seats have been reserved. No more are available.

Date & Time

15 Jun 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Private - By invitation only

Location

Sharq Village Hotel and Spa, Doha


Workshop

Creative Professional & Entrepreneur Community Workshops

2 professional development community workshops for designers, entrepreneurs and creative professionals working in advertising and communications.

Date & Time

1 Jun 2011 / 12:00pm

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

Room 390, VCUQatar Campus


Commencement

Launch of the Middle East Chapter of the VCU Alumni Association

All VCU and VCUQatar Alumni are invited to join VCU President Dr. Michael Rao and International Alumni Relations Liaison, Mrs. Monica Rao for a luncheon to celebrate the launch of the Middle East Chapter of the VCU Alumni Association.

Date & Time

3 May 2011 / 12:00pm

Entry

Private - By invitation only

Location

VCUQatar 2nd Floor Atrium


Exhibition

Senior Showcase 2011

Meet Qatar’s young graduating designers at our annual Senior Showcase.

Exhibition Dates

1 May – 20 Aug 2011

Opening Reception

1 May / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar The Gallery, and Saffron Hall


Fashion Show

Fashion Show 2011

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar presents the 12th annual fashion show under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.

Dates

21 Apr – 21 Apr 2011
6:30pm ‐ 7:30pm

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

Evening reception for VCUQatar Interior Design Alumni

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar invites its Interior Design Alumni to a networking reception with Dean Allyson Vanstone and Interior Design Faculty at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.

Date & Time

12 Apr 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Near Qatar Foundation


Lecture

Architecture + The Loss of Craft

A lecture by architect Sara Shafiei, discussing the relationship of new architectural interventions in order to produce a contemporary style rich in textures, patterns and layers. Includes a presentation of her work that harnesses the use of modern technology and her interest in excess baroque ornamentation to create an ornamental theatre influenced by magic and illusion.

Date & Time

10 Apr 2011 / 12:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium, Education City


Lecture

Fast Forward Future: Fashioning Feral Childe

Feral Childe, Fashion Designers NYC - Can two artists make a difference in the consumer marketplace? Feral Childe says yes! Feral Childe believes that art, style, sustainability and profitability can all co-exist and counter the tides of fast fashion.

Date & Time

29 Mar 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

The design of the Panamera - the result of a well defined Design Process

Why does the new Porsche Panamera look the way it does and is recognizable as a Porsche at its first glance? An inside view of the Porsche Design Process by Michael Mauer, Porsche Design Chief.

Date & Time

23 Mar 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

People wrestling beetles and other cross-species adventures

Natalie Jeremijenko, Artist/Engineer - What are the design opportunities for radically improving environmental health and augmenting biodiversity, particularly in urban desert ecosystems?

Date & Time

22 Mar 2011 / 1:15pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Conference

Tasmeem Doha 2011

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar presents Tasmeem Doha 2011: 'Synapse: Designer as Link', taking place March 21-24, in Doha, Qatar.

Dates

21 Mar – 21 Mar 2011

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Exhibition

Animal Pharm

The Gallery presents 'Animal Pharm', an investigation into the emergence of biological hybrids in bio-technologies, and our human personal, moral, aesthetic and sociocultural responses to them.

Exhibition Dates

16 Mar – 16 Apr 2011

Opening Reception

16 Mar / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Lecture

Thomas Pheasant - Signature Style : Building an Identity

A lecture by internationally renowned interior and furniture designer Thomas Pheasant, on his personal journey from Interiors to Furniture Design.

Date & Time

14 Mar 2011 / 11:00am

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Exhibition

Alumni Arts & Crafts Fair

VCUQatar alumni are hosting their first Arts and Crafts Fair on Thursday, 11 March, 2011 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM at the atrium in VCUQatar.

Exhibition Dates

11 Mar – 11 Mar 2011

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Workshop

Master your Mindset Workshops (QPWN)

Master your mindset and become a magnet for what you want: financially, professionally, health wise, in relationships and more. Presented by Rachel Anastasi, a visiting life coach from Australia.

Date & Time

10 Mar 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar Room 380 (2nd Floor)


Conference

Refresh Qatar - Web, Mobile & Startups Community Meet-up - Spring 2011

The Spring 2011 meet-up in February will feature talks, and discussions that cover Web Application Development, E-commerce, and Web & User Experience Design, followed by a networking lunch. Please register online to reserve your seat.

Dates

26 Feb – 26 Feb 2011

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Fashion Show

Fashion Rush 2011

VCUQatar’s Fashion Department presents an open forum to meet Doha’s blossoming fashion industry: Qatar Luxury Brand, Nomad*, Cugini, Zai, W Doha Hotel & Residences, Blue Salon, Moda Key, Roqaya Al Thani and more!

Dates

23 Feb – 23 Feb 2011
5:00pm ‐ 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Saffron Hall


Admissions Event

Portfolio Review Night 2011

Get help preparing your final portfolio for application to VCUQatar before the March 1st deadline.

Date & Time

22 Feb 2011 / 5:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Saffron Hall


Presentation

MFA Admissions Open House 2011

VCUQatar invites graduate professionals to learn about the Master of Fine Arts in Design Studies degree and application process. Meet our faculty and students and explore our state-of-the-art facilities.

Date & Time

16 Feb 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar Saffron Hall


Workshop

Unleash the Presenter in You

A unique 4-day part-time workshop. Discover alternatives to the standard Power Point presentation. Hone your public speaking skills and find your angle on presentations. Yes, presenting can be fun!

Date & Time

16 Feb 2011 / 2:00pm

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

Room 380, in the VCUQatar


Exhibition

IHPE Exhibition and 2011 Contest Opening

The Graphic Design Department at VCUQatar presents the 'IHPE: International Heritage of Photographic Experience' 2010 exhibition, and announces the start of the 2011 contest.

Exhibition Dates

15 Feb – 15 Feb 2011

Opening Reception

15 Feb / 6:00pm

Entry

Private - By invitation only

Location

VCUQatar Saffron Hall


Presentation

Pecha Kucha Night: Volume 4

Pecha Kucha is a place to unite creative people and artists with each other and show their work in public. The Presenters exhibit 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, adding up to 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up.

Date & Time

13 Feb 2011 / 6:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

You Made it, You Take it Back

Dr. Andrew Dent, Vice President for Research at Material ConneXion - In this lecture, Dr. Dent looks at the dwindling of critical resources that manufacturers and builders will need to take into account as they design, manufacture and build in the coming years.

Date & Time

9 Feb 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

A fresh look at a century of South African art

Riason Naidoo, Director of the South African National Gallery - The lecture focuses on modern and contemporary artists in South Africa with a particular reference to its Post Colonial and Apartheid context, the subject of a recent exhibition at the National Gallery of South Africa in Cape Town.

Date & Time

26 Jan 2011 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Exhibition

Crossing Boundaries: Contemporary Art and Artists from South Africa

The Gallery at VCUQatar presents 'Crossing Boundaries: Contemporary Art and Artists from South Africa' : Lien Botha / Nadja Daehnke / Hasan Essop / Husain Essop / Svea Josephy / Sharlene Khan / Nomthunzi Mashalaba

Exhibition Dates

26 Jan – 5 Mar 2011

Opening Reception

26 Jan / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Lecture

Inclusive Piety with an Exclusive Image: The Shi’i Shrines of Syria

Yasser Tabbaa, Visiting Professor of Art History, New York University Abu Dhabi presents a lecture as part of the VCUQatar 'Lectures in the Arts and Architecture of the Islamic World'.

Date & Time

19 Jan 2011 / 6:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Workshop

Spring 2011 Portfolio Preparation Classes

Applying to VCUQatar in 2011? Improve your chances of gaining admission by attending VCUQatar's portfolio improve classes.

Date & Time

16 Jan 2011 / 5:00pm

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar