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EGBERT MARDAY

One of Seychelles's most prolific and celebrated painter/sculptors Egbert Marday initially studied in Canada before taking a post graduate education certificate in the UK. Prior to this Egbert obtained a BSc in Biology, also in the UK, and a subject which he taught in Seychelles before focusing professionally on the creative industries. Since 1999 Egbert has been a freelance artist, maintaining his own idiosyncratic studios high on the La Misere road on the island of Mahe. He has held numerous solo exhibitions of sculpture (ranging from assemblage to wood carving) and painting in Seychelles and abroad.

As a notable Seychellois artist Egbert has taken part in a huge number of group shows, most recently in Reunion, Germany, France and Switzerland. He has also shown in India, Mauritius, India and Canada. He contributed to the Seychelles National Pavilion exposition at the Venice Biennale in 2017.

Egbert is recognised as an important Indian Ocean artist. His works reflect not only his environment and society but also his country's history and current social problems such as drug use amongst the young. Egbert has been awarded numerous prizes and distinctions throughout his creative career and is currently preparing for a major retrospective planned for 2020.

EGBERT'S WORK