Exhibition

A is for Art, A is for Africa: Solo Exhibition by Dom Elger

4 Jul 2016 – 29 Jul 2016

Event times

10:00 to 15:00

Cost of entry

FREE

Banks Mill Studios

Derby, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Derby Bus Station - 17 mins walk, Bus Stop opposite Seven Stars pub on King Street - 4 mins walk,
  • Derby Railway Station, 30 mins walk

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This new work by Banks Mill affiliate member Dom Elger is a new major series of mixed media works exploring the contrast between life in a pastoralist society in Southern Ethiopia and the lifestyle of Western Europe.

About

The collection will include a series of drawings made in Ethiopia and accompanying photographs and promises to tell a dramatic story.

The exhibition will include five large scale artworks which will be over one and a half meters tall along with photographs depicting life in the village compound.  To set the atmosphere music and tribal singing will be played in the background.

Dom comments: “Last year I had an exhibition at Banks Mill called Conflict of Head and Heart which explored the turmoil I experienced when living a life split between Derby and tribal Africa.  This first exhibition was mainly about me trying to establish my own identity.  This new show continues that exploration in how I feel, sometimes alienated, sometimes frightened, sometimes loved or sometimes an outsider looking in”.

The exhibition opens to the public on Monday 4 July running until Friday 29 July. 

You can join Dom at his launch evening on Monday, 4 July from 5-7pm – everyone is welcome and no booking is required.

To view the exhibition please ring 01332 594170 to book a viewing time.  

Please note some audience members may find some works upsetting and parental guidance is advised.

Exhibiting artists

Dom Elger

Taking part

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