I came with nothing, I am leaving with everything: Sarah Jane Hardy

September 2019

On Friday 6 September  2019 at 5:30 pm, we will be presenting a solo exhibition by visiting-artist-in-residence from U.K Sarah Hardy.

Artist statement: I came with nothing; I leave with everything. Literally, I arrived in Bulawayo with so little, thus being challenged to the extreme to be creative with materials I have found or that have been donated. It has allowed me total freedom and a chance to be experimental with the work I have produced.

“Emergence”, an abstract, symbolic body of work, inspired by the Zimbabwean Commodore butterfly. Appropriate in the sense of becoming captain of your own ship. It is a reflection on the process of self-realisation in relation to the way we are all bound and conditioned by societal norms, controlling hierarchies and authorities. The way we are conditioned to “know and accept our limitations”, which become very real to us. In the moment, you actually awaken to the true you and realise that your potential is infinite, you question that which has bound you for so long and realise those proverbial glass ceilings are there to be broken.by you and only you, not reinforced.

If I can spark even a shard of light and hope on what seems to have become a resigned to situation in Zimbabwe and in particular, Bulawayo through art and creativity….

If I do nothing else, then I would like to provoke the mind into thinking what if…, to inspire, even cause a smile and maybe a deep sense of knowing.

for more details please contact the Curator on c.zulu@nationalgallery.co.zw read more about Sarah http://www.nationalgallerybyo.com/i-came-with-nothing-i-am-leaving-with-everything-sarah-jane-hardy/ 

8/22/19, – Sarah Hardy: