Lifesize installation showcasing bronze sculpted hands playing handball

Lusail Handball Installations

The artworks at Lusail Multipurpose Hall were commissioned in 2015 to celebrate Qatar's hosting of the Men's Handball World Championships.

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In collaboration with the Qatar 2015 Organising Committee, these installations are part of our ongoing public art programme to bring art and culture to the streets and unexpected places throughout the country.

The Challenge

Iraqi artist Ahmed Al Bahrani produced The Challenge 2015, a series of large bronze sculptures depicting larger-than-life hands reaching for the sky.

This impressive piece sits just outside the Multipurpose Hall and stops sporting fans and players in their tracks as they enter the venue.

Al Bahrani is internationally renowned for having creating thought-provoking large-scale sculptures in the past, such as a gun-toting Mother Teresa, and often bases the themes of his works on past experiences, such as war and exile. In creating this piece, he accepted a personal challenge against time and completed the installation in just five months.

Painted Walls

Qatari artist Mohammed Al Nasif was also commissioned to produce public art at the venue. He created two murals inspired by different elements of Qatari culture and the country's recent development and progress.

Calligraffiti by eL Seed

Renowned Tunisian artist eL Seed has returned to Doha to create more calligraffiti; this time along the hallways of Lusail Multipurpose Hall.

Visit the public art page to find out more about eL Seed's work around Qatar.