Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 12°C

Search

Ipswich artist to the stars Dom Pattinson to hold a solo exhibition in Pakistan

PUBLISHED: 19:00 17 February 2016

Artist Dom Pattinson is going to be having an exhibition in Pakistan.

Artist Dom Pattinson is going to be having an exhibition in Pakistan.

Archant

An Ipswich artist whose collectors include Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Davina McCall is taking his work to new regions.

Dom Pattinson, who began his career as a street artist, has been invited to hold an exhibition in the Pakistani city of Karachi.

“No one from the west has exhibited in Pakistan since they split from India so it’s breaking the mould,” Mr Pattinson said.

“The work won’t be political but the fact I have been invited to exhibit there is the political statement.

“The work will be about hope, acceptance, about being comfortable with who you are and with other people, and that’s my political message.”

The 46-year-old, of Woodbridge Road East in Ipswich, has been an artist for 15 years but he has also worked as a teacher at schools in Suffolk and as a boat builder.

Mr Pattinson will display 10 canvasses and 10 large scale paper pieces at the Sanat Initiative Gallery in Karachi from March 15 for two weeks. Any work that is not sold will then be taken to an exhibition in New York.

“It’s such an important show, not just for me but for the whole of the art world,” added Mr Pattinson, who has four children.

“I was apprehensive to begin with but I reached out to a whole variety of people I know who have lived in Pakistan and had a long chat with them and the art market in Pakistan is an absolutely thriving one that no one knows about.”

Starting out as a graffiti artist, Mr Pattinson said he had now taken the work that he used to do on the streets into the studio.

A man has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm, with intent to cause fear of violence, following an incident in Ipswich on Thursday.

In the past week children across East Anglia exited school gates sheepishly clutching brown envelopes with a look of dread writ large across their faces.

The family of missing Corrie McKeague are “devastated” by the news that they may now never know what has happened to the 23-year-old RAF gunner, after police called off a 20-week landfill search.

The family of a seven-year-old girl from Bury St Edmunds in urgent need of a stem cell transplant is calling for as many people as possible to join the register.

Firefighters faced the difficult job of containing a blaze that broke out in several isolated parts of a Suffolk field.

Police have abandoned their search of a landfill site after 20 weeks looking for the body of missing airman Corrie McKeague.

Owners of Felixstowe pier have announced that the new building will open to the public this month.

Children and staff at Sprites Primary School in Ipswich have said a fond farewell two long-running staff members.

Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre is set to get a new roof in a bid to cure persistent problems with leaks that have continued for many years.

Meat cleavers, machetes and axes are among dozens of dangerous weapons seized by police from children under 18 in Suffolk over the past year.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24