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Thursday, April 28, 2011


(“Next Friday” by Hussein Salim)

The Elizabeth Gordon Gallery is hosting an exhibition by Hussein Salin titled Echo from May 4.

Hussein Salim was born in Karima, Sudan, and graduated at the Sudan University in Khartoum in 1994. The conflict in the Sudan caused him to seek refuge in a supportive environment and he has lived in Germany, Wales and Norway. He spent a few months in Egypt before coming to South Africa in 2005. In 2007, he completed his MA in Fine Arts at the University of KZN, Pietermaritzburg, where he currently lives with his wife and two children.

Hussein’s current exhibition is entitled Echo which is his reconstruction of images indelibly fixed in his memory – memories of a boyhood in a harsh desert environment to the equally harsh conditions of life, as an adult, in a European landscape of cold and snow. His works are a dialogue between different continents and the products of a rich heritage, stimulating and haunting experiences, and definite hopes for the future.

“Hussein is possibly one of the only professional artists in South Africa from the Sudan and we are privileged to have him in our country,” says Joy Reynolds of the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery. “He is represented in major national collections within Africa, Europe and the USA.”

The Elizabeth Gordon Gallery is situated at 120 Florida Road. For further information phone 031 303 8133, fax 031 303 8136 or email: