Visual Arts

40 Days Exhibition - A Journey Back in Memory by Ez Eldin Deng

Ez Eldin Deng Exhibition Photo

Presented as part of Refugee Week

40 Days explores the tension that exists for traditional belief systems that exist within Western culture. This tension plays out for young Sudanese people all over the world. It causes anxiety and stress but also great resilience as they battle through it. Ez Eldin Deng’s works are built from his culture and beliefs that have been shaped by his history, family and experience of living in Australia. He explores feelings of nostalgia which invite the audience to come close to both his sadness and happiness. The story behind these images will resonate with many refugee experiences of people living in Melbourne’s West.

In the artists own words “My journey back to Sudan brought a storm of happiness but with it a rain fall of bullets. The sadness I felt was enough to break my heart apart. It was a challenge not to listen to people who discourage your thoughts of love as they have lost their love and are blinded by thoughts of the slavery of their cultures and beliefs that are locked in stone.”

Exhibition runs 19 May-26 June
Exhibition launch: Wednesday 19 May, 6-7.30pm
Location: Sunshine Art Spaces Gallery

Gallery opening times during exhibition:
Tuesday 11:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday 11:30am-5:30pm
Friday from 9am to 12pm

Image by Ez Eldin Deng

Date and time
Wednesday 19 May 2021 (all day)
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Location

Sunshine Art Spaces Gallery, 2 City Place, Sunshine

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Entry cost

No charge

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