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An exhibition by a talented Colombian artist in Adelaide
If you are passing through Mitcham and have a bit of time to spare, it's worth popping in to see this interesting little collection of artwork in the City of Mitcham Council's Foyer Gallery.
Camilo Esparza is an emerging young artist who migrated to Australia in 2008 looking for new opportunities and landed in this lucky country.
He grew up in Colombia, under the mentoring of the well renowned Colombian Graphic Artist Eduardo Esparza, known as 'Dad' to Camilo!
Camilo worked at his dad's workshop 'Carangano Grafico Taller' learning all the techniques and helping him making many editions of serigraphy. At the age of 16 he left home and went to London for a year to learn English and to visit the museums and art galleries. Paris, Geneva, Genoa and Florence were on his cultural journey.
Now in cosy Adelaide, the spark of art has come back and since the beginning of 2014, after a recess of 10 years, he started painting again.
The little exhibition is made of up of a mixture of pictures consisting of oil on canvas, prints and pencil on paper, collograph and lino print.
When you've entered the Council buildings from the car par, turn to the right and walk to the northern wall by the display cabinets, proceed upstairs and then left along the glass 'bridge'. The artwork is displayed on the far southern wall in the open mezzanine, on the southern stairs and downstairs on the ground floor near the planning section, and also in the lift alcoves on both floors.
The Foyer Gallery Community Arts Program has been operating for a number of years now and aims to promote community, cultural and artistic development in the City of Mitcham by supporting and displaying visual art produced by or in the interest of the local community.