19th – 24th June

Private View – Wednesday 19th June 6 – 8:30pm!

Alexander Dakers was drawn to Bournemouth by our thriving and famous hospitality industry as a highly qualified professional. However, seeds sown at the Glasgow School of Art saw ‘Zander’ more and more focused on the creative arts. As a teenager, an art piece which is still on display at Glasgow Zoo provoked a resolution in him to deliver his passion for art in front of a wider audience.

His use of varied mediums on canvas intrigues those new to his work and baffles other more ‘experienced’ artists.  His true goal is the representation and the viewer’s reactions.

With a dozen notable exhibitions under his belt and his upcoming Brick Lane exhibition, he is now in talks with other London Galleries to further his successes in the capital.

His motivation for his most moving pieces “Grand Works” was his own family’s traumatic victimisation at the hands of the Chilean Pinochet regime Amnesty International, who have benefited from many of his sales, made his grandfather Leopoldo Osorio release possible thus inspiring Alex to use his art to capture the trauma of the human spirit.

Alex is known on the BBC as a political artist. His story regarding his grandfather Leopoldo Osorio is very touching: During the Augusto Pinochet regime of the coup in Chile during 1973 in which thousands died, his grandfather, who worked with Salvador Allende, was a political prisoner and sentenced for life.  Yet was released after 3 years due to Amnesty International.

Alex’ works have raised over £8000 since 2012 and he has received an award for his contribution to the Amnesty International last year at the BIC International Bournemouth from the Mayor of Bournemouth and Amnesty.  He has also supported Dorset Blind and Julia House with raising money through live arts in the town square of Bournemouth.

Alex is currently Planning a live art show in London to mark the Brick Lane exhibition.

Covered by the BBC and radio, his name is growing in the arts world. Zanderartwork’s production team consists of:

Seb Sax (Short 4 Shorts Productions)

Roberto Rodriguez (3Dimensional Media)

Paul Allamby (Bespoke wood and resin jewellery)

Jan Čížek (

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