Malcolm Evans

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Into Africa (acrylic on board)

Inspired by… Roger Fry's Giraffe Cabinet, Omega workshop

"The cabinet reawakened memories of childhood. My aunt had a coal-store on the side of her house. Curious to know what was behind the closed door, I was told that was where she kept the giraffe. Then she moved house and I was never to see behind the door.

I have tried to bring the coal-store and the cabinet together. As it is probably only conservators that are able to see inside the cabinet I imagined the giraffe as it leaps away from its constraints in veneer form onto the savannah that is maybe inside…

By visiting galleries, I think I have become more aware of my surroundings, I see things not seen before."


Malcolm Evans attended the Art Workshop at Abraham Moss Adult Learning Centre with Manchester Adult Education Service.