Bahrain - October 2010
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October 2010
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Solo Exhibition, Bahrain Art Society
18-28 October
Davis Siepert Statement

"Situations have different meanings once a person leaves their common cultural circles. I would love to continue on my Series of Houses and Series of People Eating in the new context offered in Bahrain. I am seeking to start a dialogue with locals and I am convinced that their understanding of my work and vice versa will be enriching for both sides.

I am very keen on creating an exchange with local artists and art-enthusiasts knowing that this will influence my work, and direct my interests into a whole new potential of ideas based on an exchange in a culturally diverse environment. I have also learned that the gallery space shares a cafe area, which will equally engage me in observing an environment that serves both entertainment in the culinary sense, and the visual compliments of being surrounded by works of art in the gallery/cafe environment.

I am seeking, if production time permits, to produce an interactive installation. The installation will be based on the experiences I gain during my stay. The objective of my residency is to bring in a new point of view on the artistic environments offered by Bahrain, and to create something that is possible to share between my work and local artists in the area/neighborhood. I propose below three presentations and two workshops around the following topics"
Staged Photography Workshop
Aboriginal art is more of a ritual involving mystery and symbolism, than purely artistic expression. Aboriginal ‘dreamings’ are the stories and history of tribes that are narrated. They are the story of creation, about the life, people and animals of the tribe. These ‘dreamings; are passed on within a clan through a combination of music, painting, dance and singing.

One of world’s premier Aboriginal art centres, the Warlukurlangu Artists' Aboriginal Corporation is a fully Aboriginal owned and governed art centre. Warlukurlangu means "belonging to fire" in Warlpiri, and is named after a Fire Dreaming west of Yuendumu. The centre’s director Cecilia Alfonso will be at La Fontaine for opening night.
Exhibition opens on Thursday the 14th of October 2010, 7PM

Opening night exclusively for ticket holders of the didgeridoo concert at 8 PM

Exhibition & Concert 20 BD
Exhibition, Concert & Dinner 30 BD

+973 17230123 / /
Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu