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While We wait – En attendant



A photographic exhibition by Eric Gauss

also featuring an experimental video by Nigel Hullet

opening Thursday 10 May 2012 @1730hrs

While We wait is a collection of 25 photographs on canvas by French photographer Eric Gauss and his interpretation of the impact of human beings on the environment. The threat to the environment posed by human activity is one of the biggest challenges facing us today.
The title of the exhibition suggests that we tend to wait for something to happen, rather than as individuals taking some form of action. The exhibition aims to question the individual – where do you stand in relation to what is happening to our environment?

Curator

Bulawayo Conversations and Video Art workshop 9- 16 May 2012

  1. National Gallery in partnership with British Council, presents a workshop and conversations on Video Art to be held at the National Gallery in Bulawayo 75 Main Street Bulawayo. The facilitator, Berry Bickle belongs to the generation of Afri…can artists who emerged on the international art scene in the early 1990s.
    Those stirring years witnessed the development of theoretical discourses on post-colonialism, post-cold war, cross-cultural identities and globalization. That new geopolitical context generated the inclusion of a larger group of non-western artists in international art projects and offered a myriad of positions on the state of a changing world. Exploring issues of race, psychological violence, power, territory, history, memory and exile, Bickle raises questions about submission versus control, tradition versus modernity, and the local versus the global.

    N’Goné Fall

    Bulawayo project / in Bulawayo / discussions in plat forms of representation
    video image and i t s position in the post colonial discourse

    berrybickle@mac.com

    The workshop aims to broaden and develop video and short film skills amongst local artists. Providing participants with a space for conceptualization and experimentation. Inviting prominent Bulawayo artists my approach to the workshop will be to encourage the participating artists to explore and research identity in the cultural and social relations of Bulawayo both historical and contemporary in their own relationship to the City.

    If you are an artists/writer who is or can be in Bulawayo between 9 – May 2012, if you have accommodation, committed with good basic computer skills. Existing video editing skills and have own laptop and camera send an email to cliffzuluus@gmail.com,sabona@mweb.com call 09 70721

    include the following:
    Surname:
    First Name:
    Physical Address:
    Postal Address: E-mail address:
    Telephone (home):
    Telephone (cell):
    Indicate if you have a Laptop and camera?

    Limited Participation book early?See more

  1. National Gallery in partnership with British Council, presents a workshop and conversations on Video Art to be held at the National Gallery in Bulawayo 75 Main Street Bulawayo. The facilitator, Berry Bickle belongs to the generation of Afri…can artists who emerged on the international art scene in the early 1990s.
    Those stirring years witnessed the development of theoretical discourses on post-colonialism, post-cold war, cross-cultural identities and globalization. That new geopolitical context generated the inclusion of a larger group of non-western artists in international art projects and offered a myriad of positions on the state of a changing world. Exploring issues of race, psychological violence, power, territory, history, memory and exile, Bickle raises questions about submission versus control, tradition versus modernity, and the local versus the global.

    N’Goné Fall

    Bulawayo project / in Bulawayo / discussions in plat forms of representation
    video image and i t s position in the post colonial discourse

    berrybickle@mac.com

    The workshop aims to broaden and develop video and short film skills amongst local artists. Providing participants with a space for conceptualization and experimentation. Inviting prominent Bulawayo artists my approach to the workshop will be to encourage the participating artists to explore and research identity in the cultural and social relations of Bulawayo both historical and contemporary in their own relationship to the City.

    If you are an artists/writer who is or can be in Bulawayo between 9 – May 2012, if you have accommodation, committed with good basic computer skills. Existing video editing skills and have own laptop and camera send an email to cliffzuluus@gmail.com,sabona@mweb.com call 09 70721

    include the following:
    Surname:
    First Name:
    Physical Address:
    Postal Address: E-mail address:
    Telephone (home):
    Telephone (cell):
    Indicate if you have a Laptop and camera?

    Limited Participation book early?See more

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Bulawayo Conversations, presents

Professor Catherine McDermott

Thursday 19 April 2012 @ 1430hrs

John Kinght Cinema

 

Professor, School of Communication Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture Kingstons University UK

Overview

Prof McDermott has made a major national and international contribution to the contemporary curating of design. She heads the School of Design Masters programme at Kingston University and is an advisory board member of New Design Magazine, the Design Journal and part of the Design Council’s Advisory Group Biennial.

She is the author or co-author of more than 11 books on such topics as the history of design, street style British Design in the 80s, the world’s leading product designers, furniture design and the work of British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. She describes one of her most influential books, “Made in Britain: tradition and style in contemporary British fashion” as a natural extension of her continuing research into the modern-day British fashion scene. As part of her research Prof McDermott interviewed such fashion design icons as Alexander McQueen, Julian MacDonald and Vivienne Westwood, in an attempt to understand how these designers approach specific activities and practices such as tailoring, fabric selection and use, branding and accessories.

She is a director of the Curating Contemporary Design Research Group and is chair of the university’s prestigious Stanley Picker Gallery.  Prof McDermott is also a member of the Design History Society, the Costume History Society, the National Art Collectors Fund and the Museums Association. She has worked as a consultant for, amongst others, the BBC Education Service, the Science Museum, the Design Museum, for the Victoria and Albert’s Twentieth Century Gallery Project and Granada Television (This Morning programme).  She has lectured around the world in her subject and curated a number of exhibitions (ranging in content from a celebration of the life and times of Diana, Princess of Wales, through to an exhibition for the French luxury goods company Hermes and an exhibition for the Design Council) as well as regularly writing for a number of design magazines and journals.

She is currently working on a number of projects in China. She has previoulsy won a Bristish Council competition and her project Dreamlab launched in September 2009 to over 20 Chinese universities.

Join us if you are in town for bookings please call 00263 9 70721 Email: sabona@mweb.co.zw,cliffzuluus@gmail.com

 

Photograph credit: Tim Hawkins.

 

Schools Holiday Programme at the gallery

 

The gallery has lined up a schools holiday programe that include exhibitions and a workshop beginning Saturday 31 March to end of May 2012. The first activity is an Exhibition titled “Endulo” this is an ethnology focusing on Matebelelend region capturing the traditional ornaments and collected by the Gallery between 1984 and 1995. The permanent collection includes various traditional stools, baskets, drums and mats. The second exhibition is titled “Ndebele proverbs” a collection of paintings illustrating various proverbs in two dimensional form with an English translation and meaning. The two exhibitions are targeting the “young” people taking a school break, and those members of the community that enjoy the creative work.
The other activities that the young Bulawayo Community can look forward to is Art Attack 2012 this is an exhibition of art works submitted by young people between the ages 10 to 19 years from different backgrounds with the aim of creating dialogue through the works of art. This years theme is “Seamless cultures of Matebeleland “so that at the end of the show we can celebrate the coming together the creativity by our young people across the divide in the region under one space. Pupils who wish to submit works for the Art Attack exhibition can do between 3 and 15 April 2012 the exhibition will open on 28 April at 2 pm.
Lastly a 5 day workshop facilitated by Brian Kumira of selected schools, still under the Art Attack exhibition will run from 11 to 14 April at the Lecture room under the same theme the art works produced from the workshop will also be exhibited together with the art works submitted by various young artists, on Saturday 26 April.

Denizens an exhibition by Resident Artists continues in The Marshall Baron Gallery until Mid April showing impromptu and experimental work for the first half of 2012.
We are calling to all the interested members of the society to visit the gallery and continue to dialogue about Art yekelani abantwana beze’ galari.

Cliford Zulu
Assistant Curator
Contact 70721/ 0772896508
30 March 2012

Updates

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