9th February – 25th March
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce a new exhibition of works by the artists Artur Conka and Billy Kerry. This exciting installation of specially commissioned work is the latest in our groundbreaking Gypsy Maker project—an initiative that supports the development of innovative works by established and emerging Gypsy, Roma and Traveller artists. The Gypsy Maker project expands the work of the RCAC by continuing to engage GRT communities with the wider public in ongoing dialogue about the ways in which art continues to inform the lives of individuals and
Artur Conka is a photography graduate from the University of Derby. One of the few Roma to have documented his community from behind the lens, Conka's photography and film-making focus on the plight of the Roma, Gypsies and Travellers in Europe. Originally from one of the poorest Roma communities in Slovakia, Conka returned years later to record how life had changed for its inhabitants during its decline.
Billy Kerry was trained at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, where he achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art. Since graduating in 2009, he has been inspiring others by teaching and supporting at Cambridge Regional College. Kerry's eclectic practice narrates the close interrelation between artist and material - between body and object. His new exhibition of sculptural and collaged artworks investigates and challenges preconceived views of Gypsies, gender roles and constructed conformity.