Doha, Qatar - 19 May, 2015: Three prominent Qatari artists set up a temporary studio at RasGas Company Limited's (RasGas) premises last week. The setup – part of a project dubbed Artists in Residence– offered artists and employees an opportunity to inspire and be inspired by one another.
While the artists were working on their pieces in their temporary studio, employees were invited to browse a selection of their recent works on display. Those wishing to brush up on their drawing talents were also given a chance to attend one of two still life drawing workshops led by prominent Qatari artist Eman Al Hidous.
"Reaching out to the local community is one of the four cornerstones of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. We're very proud to host this Artists in Residence project which saw the new generation of local artists promote traditional art forms and use it as a common language to engage with our widely diverse workforce," said Ali Zayed Al-Marri, RasGas Public Affairs Manager.
To maximise the Artists in Residence Project's reach within RasGas, it was hosted for two consecutive days at both the company's Doha headquarters and Ras Laffan building respectively. A selection of paintings resulting from this will be featured in one of the company's future projects.
RasGas has a history of collaborating with local artists. Most recently, in 2013, RasGas invited the Qatar Photographic Society to Ras Laffan to take black and white close up shots of the Helium 2 facility and featured them at the facility's inauguration ceremony.