The Other Place


The Other Place
81-83 Meadow Street, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QL


Oct 13 2022


7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Making Your Own Tools

Bandele will talk about how it was important for him to make his own tools to swim against the tide to survive solely as an artist for 55 years.

With 50 plus years as a self taught professional artist Bandele has been able to make impressive work in quite a few practices in the arts. Notable  creative endeavours have been the 21ft batik mural for Bermuda Industrial Union, his first solo show at Trinidad Hilton bought together the islands top artist and clothing designers. Immigrating to the UK in 1988 he opened his batik painting exhibition at the Commonwealth Institute in London, while that was happening another collection of work was being prepared for a commissioned uk tour for Amnesty International addressing the apartheid situation in South Africa, this exhibition opened at the prestigious Kings College Chapel Cambridge. Over the years he has been involved in numerous creative ventures in Bristol and can boast that he has been involved with every major institution in the city over the years. Presently he is completing a body of over 100 pieces of work including textile, oil paintings, photography, a 10ft mahogany sculpture completed during his lockdown in Trinidad, installations and film for a world tour.

There will be an interval at 8pm for food to be shared.

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