Desmond Burdon

  Fri 26 Jul 2024 to Sun 11 Aug 2024
The Upstairs Gallery

bringing life to canvas

Creating art is the craft of bringing life to a canvas, and for Desmond Burdon, life has been extraordinary.
Desmond Burdon was born in the mid-50s in Damascus to his Irish, United Nations delegates parents. His childhood years were spent moving, exploring, and assimilating into the various cultures of Syria, Ireland, Greece, Egypt, Italy, and the UK. 
At an early age, his parents gave him his first proper camera, he discovered that documenting the life around him helped him better understand the constant visual stimulation around him. His experiences shaped not only how he saw the world but also how he could make other people see it as well.