London art exhibition aims to launch Gibraltar’s ‘cultural renaissance’ in UK capital, says minister

NINE artists from Gibraltar showcased their work at an exhibition in London about their individual relationship with their hometown.

The art exhibition ‘Gibraltar, Our Sacred Land, Our Sense of Place’ is on view at Bermondsey Project Space until 26 September. during the month.

As part of the exhibition, Gibraltar’s 2021 Cultural Ambassador, Gabriel Moreno, has agreed to host an evening of music, poetry and discussion on August 21.

It will feature performances by Satellite State, folk artist Pearl Fish and pianist Stephane Dominicy, who also has a video installation at the exhibit.

The Gibraltarian artists each captured a snapshot of the Rock’s “patios, traditional patios, forgotten corners, nostalgic moments and more”, the government of Gibraltar said in a statement.

They used oils, acrylics, photography, mixed media and video in the London exhibition.

The nine artists pose with exhibition organizers at the Bermondsey Project Space

At the well-attended opening of the exhibition, Culture Minister John Cortes explained how Gibraltar’s identity is linked to its history.

“Seeing Gibraltarian art exhibited here in London and surrounded by so many of our talented artists and their work has been an incredible experience,” said Cortes.

“It is so important to spread our art and our culture outside our shores, to convey the essence of Gibraltar to other countries so that they can better understand who we are. We have to do this.

“London is a first stop on the journey of projecting our cultural renaissance overseas.”

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