Events: 2012

Exhibition

Ayaba Project

Katara Art Center presents the Ayaba Project: an exhibition by VCUQatar Fashion professor, Stella Colaleo and fashion students Marion Sanguesa, Maysaa Almumin, Elizabeth Yang Soon Ju, and Mona Al-Ansari.

Exhibition Dates

19 Dec – 26 Dec 2012

Opening Reception

19 Dec / 7:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Katara Art Center, Doha


Lecture

OFFF: Crossing Boundaries

As part of the 2012/13 'Crossing Boundaries' Lecture Series, VCUQatar presents a lecture by OFFF festival's founder Hector Ayuso Ros and executive director Pep Salazar Garcia.

Date & Time

9 Dec 2012 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Exhibition

Moving Postcards

Part of the "The Art of Travel" exhibition. The Moving Postcards Project is an innovative endeavor that documents changing life in Doha through a developing collection of video fragments.

Exhibition Dates

9 Dec – 1 Jan 2013

Opening Reception

9 Dec / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

AL RIWAQ Exhibition Space (next to the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha)


Exhibition

Interconnections: Mariana Heilmann

The Gallery at VCUQatar presents Interconnections: an exhibition by Mariana Heilmann.

Exhibition Dates

25 Nov – 20 Dec 2012

Opening Reception

25 Nov / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Lecture

Koichi Yamamoto: Painting & Printmaking lecture

Japanese-born artist and assistant professor Koichi Yamamoto presents a lecture a lecture on his work on merging traditional and contemporary approaches to printmaking at VCUQatar on Wednesday, 14 November. He will also demonstrate large-scale monotype printing on Thursday, 15 November.

Date & Time

14 Nov 2012 / 12:15pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar, Room 268


Lecture

Matt Ward: Crossing Boundaries

As part of the 2012/13 'Crossing Boundaries' Lecture Series, VCUQatar presents a lecture by British designer and technology researcher Matt Ward.

Date & Time

24 Oct 2012 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

Droog Design: Crossing Boundaries Lecture & Gallery Exhibition

As part of the Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series, VCUQatar presents a lecture by renowned Dutch curator and author Renny Ramakers, and exhibition opening by Droog Design.

Date & Time

15 Oct 2012 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium & Gallery


Workshop

Fall 2012 Community Classes

Over 30 non-credit art & design Community Classes available to be booked in-person or securely online with your credit card. Evening & weekend classes start in early October.

Date & Time

7 Oct 2012 / 5:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQATAR


Workshop

Fall 2012 Portfolio Development Classes

Get an edge on your portfolio.

NEW CLASS NOW AVAILBLE

Date & Time

7 Oct 2012 / 5:00pm

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

VCUQATAR


Exhibition

Equilibrium: New Works by John O’Connor

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar presents 'Equilibrium: New Works by John O’Connor'

Exhibition Dates

9 Sep – 29 Sep 2012

Opening Reception

7 Sep / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQATAR Gallery


Workshop

Summer Art & Design Programs 2012

4 different summer workshops designed to explore and advance the Art & Design skills for students aged 5-18 years old. Register now!

Date & Time

1 Jul 2012 / 9:00am

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

VCUQATAR


Exhibition

MFA & BFA Showcase 2012

The VCUQatar Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Showcase is the annual exhibition of Qatar's graduating designers and artists. The exhibition features a wide range of work that represents the culmination of the techniques and concepts developed throughout their experience at VCUQatar.

Exhibition Dates

6 May – 17 May 2012

Opening Reception

6 May / 5:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Workshop

Late Spring 2012 Community Classes

A huge range of non-credit art & design Community Classes can now be booked in-person or securely online with your credit card. Evening & weekend classes start in late April & May.

Date & Time

22 Apr 2012 / 5:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQATAR


Fashion Show

Fashion Show 2012: Arabesque - Public Night

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar presents the public night of the 13th annual fashion show under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.

Dates

19 Apr – 19 Apr 2012
7:30pm ‐ 8:30pm

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

VCUQATAR Atrium


Fashion Show

Fashion Show 2012: Arabesque - Dress Rehearsal

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar presents the dress rehearsal of the 13th annual fashion show under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. The dress rehearsal is open to the public.

Dates

17 Apr – 17 Apr 2012
7:30pm ‐ 8:30pm

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Fashion Show

Entropy

Rhys Himsworth, Director of Painting and Printmaking, presents 'Entropy', his first solo exhibition in the Middle East. The exhibition comprises of several new works as well as works exhibited previously in the United States and Europe.

Dates

3 Apr – 24 Apr 2012
12:15pm ‐ 1:15pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Saffron Hall


Presentation

Retail Without Walls: Kiosk Culture

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar Assistant Professors Liam Colquhoun and Matthew Holmes-Dallimore exhibit their research on Kiosk Culture at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art from 1 to 11 April, 2012 with an opening reception on 1 April at 7:30 pm at Mathaf.

Date & Time

1 Apr 2012 / 7:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Mathaf


Open House

Gathering the Tide

The book launch of 'Gathering the Tide', an anthology of contemporary Arabian gulf poetry.

Date & Time

28 Mar 2012 / 4:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQATAR


Lecture

Juhani Pallasmaa: Crossing Boundaries

As part of the Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar presents a lecture by Finnish Architect Juhani Pallasmaa.

Date & Time

21 Mar 2012 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Exhibition

The Beaded Prayers Project

A lecture and exhibition opening for ‘The Beaded Prayers Project’ - an international, collaborative project to celebrate diversity and unity through a participatory art form. The lecture will discuss the history, concept and influences of the project, to followed by the official exhibition opening.

Exhibition Dates

13 Mar – 19 Apr 2012

Opening Reception

13 Mar / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium & Gallery


Lecture

Pearls, Harrods and FIFA: (De)-Constructing Future Utopia, The Narrative of Doha, Qatar

The lecture will focus on Doha as an emerging knowledge and creative city and examine Doha’s elaborate attempt to construct a new contemporary identity within the knowledge-based urban development paradigm.

Date & Time

28 Feb 2012 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Fashion Show

Qatar-Japan 2012, A Kimono Demonstration

Join the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation for a presentation and Kimono demonstration by Ms. Mako Hattori.

Dates

27 Feb – 27 Feb 2012
12:15pm ‐ 1:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Workshop

Design Road Doha 2012

VCUQatar is the venue for 'Design Road Doha 2012' - a 3-day workshop from 23 - 25 February undertaken by international designers and creative professionals from various disciplines - organized and managed by DarOtakwin and Creative Dialogue Association.

Date & Time

23 Feb 2012 / 12:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQATAR


Fashion Show

Fashion Rush 2012

Fashion Dictates Everything.
VCUQatar’s Fashion Department presents an open forum to meet Doha’s blossoming fashion industry.

Dates

22 Feb – 22 Feb 2012
5:00pm ‐ 8:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQATAR


Workshop

MFA Portfolio Workshop 2012

VCUQatar announces a portfolio workshop for the MFA program in Design Studies (MFA.Design.). Faculty will discuss components of a successful graduate portfolio, look at your work and give general advice and guidance for your own portfolio development.

Date & Time

21 Feb 2012 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Room 380, VCUQatar


Lecture

text & textiles

Thinking historically about material culture in the medieval Islamic world.

Date & Time

17 Feb 2012 / 5:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

Crispin Jones: Crossing Boundaries

As part of the Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar presents a lecture by London-based interaction designer Crispin Jones entitled 'Complicated pleasures'. The lecturer will discuss his personal development over the past decade from making one-off experimental works into producing his own product ranges.

Date & Time

15 Feb 2012 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQATAR


Workshop

Adobe Masterclass

An evening of expert workshops with Adobe-Europe evangalist Michael O'Neill, covering photography and video post-production, workflow and visual effects.

Date & Time

13 Feb 2012 / 5:00pm

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

VCUQATAR, Atrium


Lecture

Traditions and Controversies

Dr Nada Shabout, an Iraqi American art historian specializing in modern Iraqi art, discusses issues of tradition, artistic creation, public and private presentation and education.

Date & Time

6 Feb 2012 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Atrium, VCUQatar


Workshop

Spring 2012 Community Classes

Now open for registration! VCUQatar's biggest selection of non-credit art & design Community Classes can be booked in-person or securely online with your credit card.

Date & Time

5 Feb 2012 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQATAR


Open House

MFA Admissions Open House 2012

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

1 Feb 2012 /

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Room 380, VCUQatar


Lecture

Research, Design and Proven Outcomes

Dr. Kopec’s presentation will take the mystery out of pre-design research and show how it can be easily incorporated into a normal design process to enhance the environment for the human condition.

Date & Time

25 Jan 2012 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Admissions Event

2012 Portfolio Crit Sessions

Get faculty feedback and advice on your admissions portfolio work.

Date & Time

22 Jan 2012 / 5:00pm

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

Room: 177 VCUQATAR


Lecture

CANCELLED: Fabio Sasso: Crossing Boundaries

Please note: The lecture by Brazilian Web Designer Fabio Sasso has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Date & Time

17 Jan 2012 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQATAR


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


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