Opening: Friday 27th January, 6-8pm

Exhibition: Saturday 28th January– Sunday 26th March

The upcoming exhibition in The Suttie Arts Space, ARI is by new body of work by Ade Adesina, developed on a recent residency at Eton College. Secrets of the Sand is the first time all the work has been exhibited.

Ade Adesina’s work is a visual commentary around the ideas of ecology and our ever-changing world. He is fascinated by how the human footprint is affecting our planet and the wish to highlight the continual damage caused through things such as deforestation, the politics of energy consumption, and the effect on endangered species.

Ade is a printmaker, painter and sculptor who mostly works with woodcarving, linocut etching, and oil paint. He combines his African cultural roots with British culture, producing work that makes people reflect about themselves and their histories.

His practice is influenced by experiences of travel and the imagery that he has encountered. Ade has spent time in Italy, Nigeria, France, Scottish Islands and Germany, immersing himself in different cultures and collecting a variety of imagery to use in this current body of work. By researching and visualising the differences between countries both historically and culturally, his ideas come from places he has visited and information sourced from documentaries and current affairs.

Exhibition photographs by Douglas Weir