EXILE – A Mind In Winter (current)

“We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world, it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.”
Albert Camus

Painting, Photography and Film

Cedoux Kadima, Ricky Romain and Robert Golden have created an exhibition of painting, photography and film, accompanied by a sound scape.
It is concerned with the social and personal impact of alienation,
torture and physical exile.


All three artist’s lives have been affected by exile. They are intimate with its consequences, manifested in differing ways within their work. The Exhibition and Events are supported by Bridport Town Council,
Dorset Council, Dorset Music Hub,
Awards for All through The National Lottery and Bridport Arts Centre.

Threatened Deportation

The exhibition consists of 12 montages by Cedoux Kadima.
They reveal the journey he has taken from being a working artist in London for 6 years to receiving a Home Office letter. It threatened deportation back to the Democratic Republic of Congo, from which he fled for helping street children
learn drawing and painting.

                  painting: Cedoux Kadima

Aspects of Alienation

From Robert Golden there are 12 panels of photographs and texts.
They expose aspects of alienation.

photograph: Robert Golden

These lead to the key painting by Ricky Romain, divided into 72 frames.
They tell the story of 36 good people and their 36 substitutes
who exist in the world to balance evil.
The frames are filled with magic, excitement, joyous cultural fusions
and our shared and flawed humanity.

painting: Ricky Romain

Exclusion, Exile and Evil

Robert’s 30 minute film is about alienation, exclusion, exile and evil.
It is an articulation and a mystery exposing the viewer to the fate of others.

Workshops and Conversations

The artists with others are offering a series of workshops,
conversations and talks for all ages.
Please check this and BAC’s websites for updates.

Cedoux’s biography is here.   Ricky’s is here.    Robert’s go here.


Wednesday 2 December – Tuesday 22 December 2020
Tuesday to Saturday (see exceptions below) 10am – 4pm
The Allsop Gallery
Bridport Arts Centrer
South Street
Bridport Dorset DT6 3NR

Wednesday 2nd December,  5pm – 8pm
(see guidelines for a safe visit to the gallery.
30 people at any one time with masks)

A conversation in the gallery
6.30 – 7.15 pm
a free ticketed event for 24 people 
with Robert Golden, Cedoux Kadima and Ricky Romain
hosted by Neil Oliver
Neil Oliver works with Initiatives for Change, Switzerland and lives in Frome. Neil is part of the core team of Tools for Changemakers and work with the Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery in Bruton, Somerset.

“Modern Slavery” a talk by Samantha Knights QC
 Saturday Dec 5.   2pm – 3pm
a free ticketed event

Modern slavery and trafficking are prevalent across the globe. The UK has a significant number of victims and survivors within its borders. Many of these people are in fact British citizens and EU nationals. This talk will look at the legal and policy framework applicable in the UK to slavery and trafficking.

Samantha will also discuss current issues including
identification of victims and survivors,
criminal prosecutions of gang members,
the system designed to provide support and assistance,
and the importance of durable solutions to prevent re-trafficking.

Samantha Knights QC is a practising barrister at Matrix specialising in public law and civil liberties, with a focus on modern slavery,
trafficking and refugee law.

She has been involved in a number of recent challenges
to policy, law and practice relating to the immigration status,
support and accommodation for victims of slavery
and trafficking as well as numerous other strategic human rights cases before the courts in the UK and Strasbourg.

Samantha is the chair of the Advisory Board
of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC),
and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami
where she teaches international human rights law.

Her new book Law, Rights, and Religion
will be published by OUP in December 2020.

by Ricky Romain, Sitar and Udit Pankhania,Tabla
Tuesday December 8, 5.30pm

Concert at 6.00pm  – 7.00 pm
a free ticketed event

Gallery open
Thursday December 10,
 10am – 6pm
World Music Concert (no interval)
(A ticketed event for an audience of 30 people)
at 7.30pm – 9.00pm
a free ticketed event

Robert Golden talking about
Storytelling and Finding a Voice in Film and Photography
Saturday December 12, 2pm – 4pm
In the gallery
a free ticketed event

Robert Golden and Ricky Romain
in conversation about creative collaboration and social responsibility
Tuesday Dec 15, 6pm – 7.30 pm
In the gallery
a free ticketed event

Bridport Welcomes Refugees – A Conversation
The Bridport Refugee Support Campaign,
Bridport’s Rights Respecting Town,
Place of Sanctuary, Bridport
with HOME in Bridport
Thursday December 17, 6pm – 7.30pm
in the
The Allsop Gallery
(open 5.30pm)
a free ticketed event

Last day of Exhibition
Tuesday December 22, 10am-2pm

For further enquires:
BAC Box Office 01308 424204

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