Education City Golf Club hosted resident artist Anny Ku for the first art exhibition at the newly opened golf club. Anny Ku is a Taiwanese-Canadian professional artist living and working in Doha for the past 16-years. Her inspiration is derived from the local architecture, people, culture and personal interactions with community. The new series of art also features unique paintings of Education City Golf Club.
Michael Braidwood General Manager, “We were delighted to host Annie’s art exhibition and help her show case here beautiful pictures. It was great to see so many people turn up to enjoy the event. For many it was their first time to Education City Golf Club and some got to also try golf for the first time. We welcome more events like this to show case the club as a multi-use facility.”
Attendees for the opening night got to experience not only the amazing paintings but got to experience golf on the driving range at Education City Golf Club
“I love travelling, trips out to the desert, to local shops and to museums, and I find much inspiration from the beauty, the architecture, the history and culture of Qatar. All of these have inspired my works currently being exhibited at the Education City Golf Club. The beautiful golf course also has inspired me to create the two featured-pieces of the view from the ECGC with their professional coaches. Qatar foundation and ECGC have been working hard towards promoting sports.
It helps the residents to live a healthy life. I hope people will find interest in golfing through my paintings!”
This, Annys 4th solo art exhibition in Qatar follows two previous exhibitions held at the Katara Art Centre, as well an exhibition during Ramadan 2018 at the Sheraton Doha Hotel.
Ku’s love for art began when she first learned Chinese calligraphy at a young age in Taiwan. She competed in calligraphy competitions in Taiwan during my middle-school days, and she also enjoyed painting and sculpting. This inspired Ku to major in art while attending college.
While the majority of Ku’s recent works have been centred on paintings of landscapes using acrylic-on-canvas, she also enjoys pencil and charcoal sketching.
Ku, who is the Artist-in-Residence with the International School of London Qatar, has gone to part-time teaching over the past couple years to allow herself more time to paint and enjoy the ever-changing sights of Doha.
Describing her most recent artistic style, Ku said, “For years I have been focused on a more realism style, but with my own taste and touch. However, most recently I have been experimenting with blending ‘realism’ with my love of ‘impressionism’ in many of my newer pieces. I have long admired the works of Degas, Renoir and Monet.”
Ku has also recently created a line of greeting cards and souvenir items based on her artwork of images of Qatar and the Gulf region. Her cards and souvenir pieces are currently being sold widely through outlets across Qatar.
The artwork will be on display until 4th December 2019 and everyone is welcome to visit the golf club to view them.