09 May

To commemorate Africa month, African Art Centre invited selected artists to participate in an exhibition themed I AM AN AFRICAN.

Africa month is an opportunity to celebrate the arts and culture of our country and continent. As South Africans we are Africans and part of the diversity of cultures of this continent, but our home province of KwaZulu Natal is naturally a distinctive thread in the works on display, featuring artists such as Sifiso Ka-Mkame, Jabulani Cele, Zakhele Hlabisa, Sabastein Pillay, Welcome Danca, Sibusiso Duma, Joseph Manana and Major Ndlovu amongst others.

This exhibition hopes to create colourful awareness of our various social and cultural identities and simultaneously provoke thinking about what it means to be African. It touches on unresolved questions pertinent to our society, the challenge of xenophobia for example. “Establishing acceptance, tolerance, cooperation and unity amongst our respective cultures and communities is crucial for the growth of Africa, and for our lives as Africans. That is the spirit which underlies the invitation to a group of artists to participate in the I AM AN AFRICAN exhibition,” says Magdalene Reddy, Director of the African Art Centre.

The public can expect to see works in a range of mediums from oils to watercolours to pencil drawings. I AM AN AFRICAN will be opened on Thursday the 11th of May at the African Art Centre, 94 Florida Road, Durban.

For additional information, please contact the African Art Centre on 031 303 4634, africanartcentre@afri-art.co.za or visit at 94 Florida Road, Morningside.

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