Artist's Views Of Earth And Sky On Show At Free Exhibitions

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 Artist's Views Of Earth And Sky On Show At Free Exhibitions

Date posted: 29 November 2013

Images inspired by Earth-bound nature and views of the heavens will be displayed by the artist in a series of video installation exhibitions at the Multi-Faith Centre, at the University of Derby.

Artist Sudha Daniel, a former Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Derby, will put on four free shows at the Multi-Faith Centre, based at the University's Kedleston Road site in the city. They will feature video films of his 41 paintings capturing the wonders of the natural world.

The exhibitions will include:

  • On Tuesday December 3 and Tuesday January 28 (2014) - Enchanting Beauty of Nature; drawn from the artist's impressions of nature in countries including Portugal, India, Greece, Malaysia, the USA and UK.
  • On Friday January 31 and Friday February 7 (2014) - Splendour of Cosmos; inspired by the fantastic imagery of the cosmos produced by powerful telescopes such as the Hubble Telescope.

All the exhibitions will be held from 4pm-9pm on these dates (with the video installations running on permanent loop during that time). At 6pm each night, the artist will give a brief talk about his work and its inspiration.

Sudha - who became a full-time artist after the life-changing experience of escaping from the 2004 Indian tsunami - has exhibited his work in the UK and Europe, and is also due to exhibit it in India, America and the Asia-Pacific region.

He said: "By converting my original oil paintings into digital video art installations, complete with uplifting ambient background music, I hope to create an exciting and accessible display for the audience.

"The spiritual and universal outlook of the Multi-Faith Centre at the University fits well with the theme of my own work."

Entry to the four Sudha Daniel exhibitions is free. Parking at the University's Kedleston Road site, where the Multi-Faith Centre is based, is free after 4.30pm; drivers should park in the first available carpark, (first right off the site's main driveway). The Multi-Faith Centre can be contacted on 01332 591285 and its website is

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