Derek Eland: Being Human at Base Camp

SATURDAY 29 APRIL – SUNDAY 2 JULY 2017 // In April 2016, Cumbrian artist Derek Eland, became the first ever artist in residence at Everest Base Camp, living in a temporary community with 1000 people.  Many there were climbers and Sherpas preparing to summit; others included trekkers, camp workers, medical teams and rescue team members.

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‘Being Human at Base Camp’, which will fill Rheged’s Gallery, is the first chance to experience Derek’s unque journey, which has been described as extraordinary, moving and surreal. Through material collected at Base Camp, including hundreds of raw and confessional handwritten accounts from the artist’s unique “Diary Room” plus photography, social media and video, Derek Eland shares his thought-provoking experience of his 6-week residency and reveals what it is like to ‘be human’ in the harsh environment of Everest Base CampThe exhibition is accompanied by a new book written by Derek, which includes some copies of the handwritten postcards, extensive photography and his personal account of his 6 week residency. Order online here.

The exhibition is available to hire as part of our touring exhibitions programme. A touring pack can be downloaded here. For more information, please contact John Stokes, Arts Manager, Rheged T: 01768 860033 E: john.stokes@rheged.com.

Dates

  • Sat 29 April 2017 - Sun 02 July 10.00pm - 5.00pm

INFO

  • COST
    Free entry
  • OPENING TIMES
    10am - 5pm

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT

Photographic print – The Khumbu Icefall looking towards Everest Base Camp

ART PRINT

Art print – Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Icefall

BUY THE BOOK

Gallery Publication – ‘Artist on Everest: Being Human at Base Camp’ By Derek Eland – Foreword by Kenton Cool

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT

Photographic Print – ‘Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Icefall’