Government buildings in Saudi to display work by local artists

Government buildings and agencies are about to get a lot more colourful…

If you’re heading to a government office or agency to get some paperwork done, take a moment to enjoy some of the local art on display as they have been created by local artists in the Kingdom.

To help the cultural art scene in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Culture reached out to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud with a request to urge the government and other official agencies to support local artists by displaying their fantastic creations.

And it’s not just wall paintings that will be displayed. Government buildings will also display traditional locally made goods and crafts commemorative of the Kingdom.

All the masterpieces will be added to the National Register for Artistic Works, which was set up last year by the council last year in 2019.

The register is a guide and database for works of art of all kinds in the Kingdom. It was then circulated to all government agencies.

The move was appreciated by Prince Bader bin Farhan, Saudi Minister of Culture who thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for supporting local artists and the art scene in the Kingdom.

The tweet reads, ‘In support of the arts and creativity in my country, I extend my highest gratitude and gratitude to the shrine of my lord the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for agreeing to the proposal of His Highness the Crown Prince, directing government agencies to limit the acquisition of artworks to national works in their official headquarters.’

Images: social. Left painting by Sarah Abdel Rahmanm, right painting by Zaman Jassim.