Featured image – Dr Ella Dreyfus and her artwork, ‘Ich bin Jude’. Photos by Ben Apfelbaum.
During the Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s production of Kindertransport, Sydney artist and educator Dr Ella Dreyfus is presenting selections from her latest exhibition Walking in Wiesbaden in the new Gallery Space at the theatre.
Dr Dreyfus’ artworks bring to life the names and identities of her German Jewish ancestors in the streets they walked and lived in.
Whilst undertaking an Artist-In-Residence residency at the Kunsthaus, Wiesbaden this year, she created a series of public art installations which act as contemporary memorials to those who perished in the Holocaust as well as acknowledging the lives of her father and uncle, Richard and George Dreyfus, who left on a Kindertransport ship, the SS Orama, arriving in Melbourne in 1939, where her composer Uncle still resides.
Dr Ella Dreyfus is an award winning Australian visual artist, Senior Lecturer and Head of Public Programs at the National Art School, Sydney. She holds a Doctorate from the University of New South Wales in Art and Design and has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.
The exhibition will be on display in the theatre’s gallery space until the 20th August, 2017.