𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝘅𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
This is an exhibition of works from 3 groups of artists represented by the tripartite themes, Lesedi, Sacrifices and Tjinga. Firstly, Lesedi represents a group from Gwanda, having their theme interpreted as “Into the light”. This was viewed as a much needed commodity after being faced with disruptive waves of COVID 19 which had left artists negatively confined.
Secondly, Sacrifices represents a group from Midlands, showcasing various works that depict instances of unavoidable struggles community wide. Amoung different art forms and styles, a number of works typically coined women sacrificially working tirelessly to serve needs of their children.
Thirdly, Tjinga represents a group Plumtree, having the theme interpreted as “For so long”. The theme emphasises materialisation art that has existed solely within confines of studios and communities.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 Ethnographic 𝗘𝘅𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
This is an exhibition of ethnographic works from the gallery permanent collection.The showcase features artifacts which represent the local cultural past, hence includes blankets weaved from natural fibres, mats from reeds and woolen wall hangings.
These have been selected from different regions, societies ethnic groups, all attesting to unique patterns, colour dyes and shapes