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Manchester Airport's international artist in residence to capture authentic Doha

Posted 15 November 2016 · Add Comment

Manchester Airport's international artist in residence has flown to Doha, Qatar, direct from Manchester as part of his three-year deal with the UK's third largest airport.

Rob Pointon flew with Qatar Airways to their home hub, Hamad International Airport, Doha.

During his time in Doha Pointon has been exploring the city looking for suitable locations to paint ranging from historical and cultural landmarks to modern and majestic feats of engineering and architecture. These have included the UCI Road World Championships and the Spice Souq inside the Souq Waqif. 

Upon his return to the UK, Pointon will host a VIP exhibition in Manchester City Centre in conjunction with Qatar Airways on the 30th November 2016 to display his artwork reflecting his time in Doha.

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director for Manchester Airport, said: “Rob’s first trip to Hong Kong produced some stunning pieces of art, so I’m excited to see what he produces following his time in Doha. I am looking forward to his exhibition which will showcase, to passengers and the public, a flavour of one of our 210 destinations.” 

Rob Pointon said: “Doha rises up from the desert as a fascinating showcase of the modern world with the vigorous growth of a city of cutting-edge architecture. As a painter, I have enjoyed exploring the celebrated Arabic cultures and of course, the consistent sunlight with spectacular sunsets and rises.”

 

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