The art exhibition at the Norfolk Royale on September the 11th 2013 was a date that will always be remembered to the people of Chile.
On September the 11th 1973 Chilean peoples dreams were shattered one cloudy morning when the military overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. 40 years later, at midday, Chile's firemen sounded their sirens paying tribute to thousands of men and women who lost their lives without really understanding what was happening.
On my first art exhibition we had 3 former political prisionsors released by Amnesty International, sentenced to 30 years and released in 3 years by them.
One was my grandfather Leopoldo Osorio.
The other two were Alejandro Raul Mujica and Sergio Pena, both these gentlemen came miles to come an art show for the people of Chile.
Alejandro Raul Mujica is an author in Canada and will be using my political art for his book covers and will be shown around the world.
Also attended was the Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth along with the Bournemouth chamber of commons, the council and of course the 80 to 100 guests.
I was suprised to attract a large crowd.
People who died in Chile in 73 under Pincohet over 60,000.
Together we all raised £3,000 pounds, when I aimed for 500 pounds, £1,988 pounds was art sales and the rest donations.
I have photos of all the event and video will be soon on website.
Thank you all for the support on a rainy day. Alexander Dakers