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Welsh And Qatari Artists Reveal Murals Showing Cultural Connections Between The Two Smallest Nations In The World's Largest Football Tournament

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DOHA: Two Welsh street artists have revealed a 13-meter-high mural at the Katara Cultural Village, in collaboration with a Qatari artist with the aim to engage diverse communities and explore each other's values and cultures. 

Minister for the Economy of Wales, Vaughan Gething, visited the massive wall art as part of a visit to Qatar ahead of Wales vs England match tomorrow, November 29, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.

Welsh street artists Bryce Davies aka Peaceful Progress and Hannah McGree worked with Qatari artist Muna AlBader to create the impactful wall art which combines each nation's flowers: the vibrant yellow of the Welsh daffodil and the lilac hues of Qatar's Qataf flower.

Vaughan Gething, said:

The mural is an example of Wales' creativity and collaboration and part of our programme to engage and understand other cultures.”

Minister for the Economy of Wales, Vaughan Gething, visited the mural as part of a visit to Qatar ahead of the Wales vs England match on November 29.

The daffodil is an icon of Wales because of its association with the country's patron saint, David, and remains a symbol of hope and healing in Wales. The Qataf is known as Lemonium or Sea Lavender, and has pink or lilac flowers that grow in clusters from a bright redbud from March to May.

Bryce Davies, aka Peaceful Progress, grew up in Cardiff and has been painting aerosol murals for 20 years. He said: 

A second participatory mural, which depicts the words for 'unity' in Welsh, Arabic and English, has also been created to involve local Qatari people and visitors by inviting them to pick up paint brushes and contribute to a section of the piece.

The murals were created as part of the 7th annual UK Festival in Qatar which will explore the theme 'sport for good'. The two murals were launched as part of an event with the British Council, Welsh Government, Street Child United, and Education Above All.

The murals are being created as part of the Gwyl Cymru Festival: a programme of more than 200 events across Cymru and the world as part of a 10-day celebration of creativity during the tournament.


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