Officially opening on Thursday 4th August 2022 at 6pm and running till 2nd October, this exhibition celebrates women.
August is our national Women’s Month paying tribute to the courageous women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the Apartheid regime’s extension of Pass Laws to black women. Since then women have been striving for equality, slowly and surely breaking down patriarchal barriers, and we will not stop. Women are connected. There is a sense of spirit which cannot be broken; we are a sisterhood. We are SISTAS.
We are the “rock” of the country,
“Wathint’abafazi, wathint’imbokodo” – “ You strike women, you strike a rock” – quoted from 10 Inspiring Singers, Writers & Artists – Imbokodo Women Who Shape Us – by Athambile Masola and Xolisa Guzula.
This collaboration of female and male artists pays tribute to our SISTAS, encouraging the sharing of stories, creating dialogue, bridging our cultural and gender differences, connecting us humans all the more – after all that is what it is to be a “SISTA”!
|2D ARTISTS INCLUDE:-
ISRAEL K MKIZE
HERMINE SPIES COLEMAN
CAROLYN VAN WIERINGEN
|3D ARTISTS INCLUDE:-
MY BASKET SHOP
This exhibition takes our stories further, The Gallery has invited 10 poets to write a Sestude (62-word poem) to a chosen artwork. The poetry will be exhibited alongside the artworks. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the creative artworks and poetry.
There will be an interactive area where visitors are encouraged to share their reflections on what it is to honour oneself, whatever gender or self-identity! We are all human, we are all worthy and we are all loved.
Ballito Lifestyle Centre, The Studios celebrates First Thursday on 4 August – an all-day event, from 9am to 8pm with all the boutique stores offering specials. Live music will add to the vibes along with mini wine tasting hosted by TOPS Lifestyle Centre, focusing on female winemakers in the industry. In addition, Pizza Bae will be serving delicious food and drinks from Alchemy Gin Bar.
- The Gallery is situated within The Studios, opposite Weylandts at Lifestyle Centre, Ballito.
- Daily opening hours are 9am till 5pm seven days a week.
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