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“Hester and Other Damaged Kids” Exhibition Opening

August 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Through vivid colours and a strange sadness, the odyssey is told of a small doll lost in the real world. This is the subject of There Once was a Girl Named Hester and Other Damaged Kids, a collection of paintings by Nelson-based Dutch/Israeli artist Amitai Ben David, which opens at the Nelson Museum on Friday, August 19.

The images in Hester were inspired by Ziva the Doll, a black and white Israeli children’s book from the 1960s. Through Hester, Ben David explores the upbringing of his Jewish Dutch mother, Hester Trompetter, who, as a young girl was orphaned, and lived through the traumatic experiences of war – experiences that are both unique to his family history but universal in regards to impact and inheritance.


August 19, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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