at the fire station



The Last Poster Painter

Dates: 25 January 2018
Time: 8pm
Duration: 47 minutes
Location: Fire Station Cinema
Free entry

The next film in the Al Jazeera Documentary art film series being shown at the Fire Station Cinema: “The Last Poster Painter”.

India has for many years been marked by hand-drawn movie posters. This remarkable art, which appeared at the end of the 19th century and coincided with the appearance of films. This art reached its golden age till the nineties but gradually began to lose its status with the advent of photographic posters and the advancement of image processing programs. Previously, in Bombay, there were about 300 hand-painters of film posters working permanently at Bollywood studios. Today, there is very few of them. Unfortunately, the disappearance of this art has led to the disappearance of an entire tradition during the last 20 years in Asia. But the inevitable vanishing of this popular art will lead to the loss of a class of cinema. In this documentary we will explore “the last poster painters”.

Workshop: Tie & Dye with Shibori

Dates: 1,2,3 February 2018
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Fees: QR 250 per session per participant
Location: Fire Station Cinema
To register:
The workshop is hosted by Rashmi Agarwal, founder and chairperson of the Qatar based Art Community - MAPS. She is a Community Instructor for Silk Painting at Virginia Common Wealth University (VCU Qatar) and is a board member of the Silk Painters International - SPIN, USA.
The workshop will cover the following:
  • Introduces of organic and Natural dyes; techniques of Shibori with stitching, folding, Crumpling, knotting.
  • ICE Dying Modern Technique