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Artist Alexander Dakers holds first exhibition at Norfolk Royale Hotel
11:30am Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
ARTIST Alexander Dakers raised £3,000 for Amnesty International with his first exhibition held in Bournemouth.
The show was held at the Norfolk Royale Hotel and the guests included Mayor of Bournemouth Cllr Rod Cooper and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce.
He displayed a range of work including political art depicting how thousands of people died in Chile under the Augusto Pinochet regime.
The guest of honour was Alexander’s grandfather, Leopoldo Osorio, who was imprisoned in Chile.
Amnesty International helped secure his release after three years despite a 30-year sentence. Alexander said: “Many people died in Chile. My family was affected and I would like to give something back to Amnesty international and to my grandfather.”
On the night he sold almost £2,000 worth of art and raised a further £1,000 in donations. The money will be presented in London at the end of next month.
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