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Siem Reap – Hôtel de la Paix – CambodiaIf you’re staying in Siem Reap this Autumn, take some time away from temple-touring to visit Blake’s beautiful contemporary sculpture exhibition, ‘Fragments’, and support a worthwhile Cambodian cause at the same time.

The pioneering Arts Lounge at the Hôtel de la Paix in Siem Riep, Cambodia (right) will play host to an exhibition by renowned sculptor Blake this month, inspired by landmine survivors.

From 23 September until 3 November, Fragments’ by Blake reveals his latest pieces – with 30 per cent of all sales going towards the NGO Cambodian Self Help Demining. Set up by former child soldier Aki Ra, CSHD provides support for surviving victims and helps clear Cambodia of the many landmines that still lie undetected.

Working in his characteristic sculptural style, Blake has created a series of 15 bronze figures, each providing a sharp reminder of a devastating war that continues to claim victims. Last year, more than 200 people were either killed or injured in Cambodia after stumbling across an unexploded mine.

– Scarlett Kilcooley-O’Halloran

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