Djibo Arts Island

Type:Art Gallery

Van Hage Garden Centre, Peterborough One (PE1) Retail Park, Eye Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 4YZ
The entrance to Djibo Arts Island at the Van Hage Garden Centre.

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Click here to view and purchase items from Djibo Art online via Peterborough Gift Shop

About the Artist

Roland grew up in West Yorkshire as part of a large Caribbean family. He is passionate about creating great art. Creating art has been a sanctuary for him. He has been inspired by many cultural influences, such as West Indian art, African art and Neolithic cave paintings. His storytelling is done through art and painting.

He has produced a variety of art. He has done paintings, created murals and even produced charity art. He has worked in many countries like France, Canada, Italy, Turkey and Bulgaria. Many cultural influences have motivated him to create great art work. He enjoys painting and most of the narrative elements his art brings. He paints on various materials from canvas and wood to kitchen towels and wax. Many different tools are used create his artwork like pens, highlighters, oil paints and charcoal sticks.

He teaches basic English and Maths using his artwork. He also does school workshops. He teaches his students different art skills, shows them how to express themselves through art and encourages them to be more creative using different items, such as clothes pegs, combs and forks.  

‘’Painting has always been the key to who I’m today. Painting for me is storytelling. The story takes precedent over shapes and colour. Also, painting is like dreaming – dreaming in multicolours, in bright images and perpetual restless movement.”  Roland Burt

A lot of his artwork is very fascinating. ‘Ladies shopping’ is a remarkable work of art, which contains every letter of the English alphabet and all the numbers from one to ten. Roland’s favourite number is 7 and his first name begins with the letter R. The number ‘7’ and the letter ‘R’ are hidden or incorporated within most of his images. Many people enjoy trying to spot the number ‘7’ and letter ‘R’ which are camouflaged within his images.

Read more about Roland and Djibo Arts in our artists' corner >> 

 

 

 

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