Image courtesy of Adam Bailes.
Sheffield artist and photo journalist Alex Ekins is bringing Sherpas home from Everest for this weekend's Sheffield Adventure Film Festival in a unique street art installation highlighting the work of the Nepalese Sherpas and Porters. He's pasted five Sherpas outside Yorkshire Art Spaces' Persistence Works studios down the street from the Showroom Workstation on Paternoster Row.
Alex will also be bringing along one of the Sherpas to the Showroom Cinema for visitors to ShAFF to pose and take a "Sherpa Selfie" to be in with a chance of winning five Trekmates Firestarters from children's outdoor kit specialists Mountain Munchkins who will be exhibiting at ShAFF.
Alex said, ‘April marks the beginning of the Everest season and the ensuing media frenzy. The world’s watching Base Camp to see if there will be another fight, if there will be lots of bodies, all the cliches, and so the Sherpas are here to show another side to the Everest adventure, they are real people and this installation places them on the street with us’.
This is the second of Alex’s paste up installations in Sheffield. For more information on the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, take a look at the ShAFF website