VIDEO: Artist’s Journey on Board Q-Flex LNG Tanker
As part of the Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture, Doha-based artist Ben Barbour traced the historic pearl route by traveling on a Q-Flex Liquid Natural Gas tanker from Qatar to Wales.
His journey started in Ras Laffan, Qatar, on 17 July 2013, and ended when the LNG tanker pulled into port at South Hook, Wales. He documented his travels in a series of captivating sketches that were put on display in Qatar and Wales.
Barbour’s voyage on board the Q-Flex, draws parallels between Qatar’s industry of natural resources and its former pearl fishing industry. Barbour also focused on the community of individuals onboard the tanker, collecting and re-telling the personal stories of the crew as well as organising workshops for them.
Read more about his trip here.
LNG World News Staff, January 06, 2014; Image: QatarUK2013