Dr Ella Dreyfus

Wednesday 26 April
1—2pm, Black Theatre

Dr Ella Dreyfus is an Australian artist of Jewish German descent who recently returned from an Artist's Residency at the Kunsthaus Wiesbaden. She presents stories and images from her experiences in Germany and discusses how her public installations activate the names and identities of her ancestors in the streets and towns, creating affective memorials in places of real or imagined traumas, engaging with memory, loss, racism and childhood. The object and photographic exhibition Walking in Wiesbaden is a commemoration to lives lost and lives saved during the Nazi regime and represents a homecoming into the language and culture of her so-called Vaterland.

Dr Ella Dreyfus is a multi-disciplinary visual artist, lecturer in photography and Head of Public Programs at the National Art School. Her current practice explores themes of history, racism, and family. She is an award-winning artist and holds a Doctoral Degree in Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales, Art and Design. Her exhibition Walking in Wiesbaden is on display at the Aktives Museum Spiegelgasse for German Jewish History in Wiesbaden Germany from 11 March-14 May, 2017. View her previous exhibitions at www.elladreyfus.com and www.elladreyfus.gallery

Ella Dreyfus, Walking in Wiesbaden, ich bin jude, ich liebe dich (I am a Jew, I love you), Chromogenic print, 85 x 65cm © 2017