Jika Jika exhibition in Doha, Qatar celebrates South African creativity

A collaboration between the South African Department of Art and Culture, Nando’s and the South African Embassy in Qatar saw the opening of the Jika Jika exhibition in Doha, Qatar. The exhibition was curated by Yellowwoods Art. 

The Souk Watif Art Centre is a hub of creativity in Doha that opens out onto everyday street life, and with Jika Jika’s focus on arts and crafts produced within emerging communities, was a vibrant context for a celebration of South African art, culture, and possibility.

Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture in South Africa Ms T R Mabudafhasi opened the exhibition, which featured ceramic and woven craftworks, as well as fashion and an exhibition of a selection of artworks from the Nando’s Art Collection.

Cape Town artist Khaya Sineyile was invited on a short residency at Souq Waqif Art Centre where he created two new artworks during the exhibition. 

Untitled, Maurice Mbikayi. 300x300 Mixed media on MDH board
Untitled, Maurice Mbikayi. 300×300 Mixed media on MDH board
Untitled, Swain Hoogevorst 300x300 Oil paint on MDH board
Untitled, Swain Hoogevorst 300×300 Oil paint on MDH board
Untitled Creative Block, Alison Riordan 300x300 Oil paint on MDH board
Untitled Creative Block, Alison Riordan 300×300 Oil paint on MDH board
Untitled, Christo Basson 300x300 Acrylic and spray paint on MDH board
Untitled, Christo Basson 300×300 Acrylic and spray paint on MDH board
Untitled, Khaya Mehlo. 180x180 Oil paint on MDH board
Untitled, Khaya Mehlo. 180×180 Oil paint on MDH board
‘A Reflection in Building Looking Down’, Quinten Edward Williams 2000x2000mm Acrylic on canvas
‘A Reflection in Building Looking Down’, Quinten Edward Williams 2000x2000mm Acrylic on canvas

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