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IZIKHWEPHA ZETHU (article first published : 2002-08-2)

The IziKhwepha Zethu/Our Strength project was started four years ago by Phumzile Dlamini, Outreach Officer of the Durban Art Gallery. Since that time, the DAG has hosted an annual Women’s Day Exhibition.

The theme for 2002 is Raise your voice on Womens issues and the exhibition runs from August 3 to September 15. The works on show are a product of the Durban Art Gallery Outreach Programme and includes banners.

IziKhwepha Zethu was formed as a community project, working with various communities around Durban and KZN as a whole although the aim is not to restrict its activities to KZN communities but to extend the skills to other communities from other provinces. Previous exhibitions received support from different organisations such as Clermont Women’s Club, Philani Flagship from Western Cape, Chatsworth Club 91, Vukuzenzele Club from Vosloorus, Textile Department from Durban Institute (Technikon Natal and M.L.Sultan Technikon), CenTech College, Phemba Kahle from Pietermaritzburg etc and many other artists and crafters.

This year, the Women’s Day exhibition will raise women* s issues through art, craft and textile expression. The main aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness among the public on these issues and to show how art can voice these messages in a more national context. By mounting this exhibition the Durban Art Gallery also bridges the gap between the genders and commemorates this day of women’s voices to the economic and political contributions to this country. The exhibition will focus on women’s resistance in the past, violence against women, poverty and the HIV/ AIDs epidemic.

Women are encouraged to use this exhibition forum to share ideas and talents but men are also invited to contribute to the exhibition. Any medium is welcome but should conform to the theme of women’s issues.

The exhibition will be run from August 3 to15 at the Durban Art Gallery. Those attending the official opening on August 3 should wear traditional clothes. Demonstration workshops for crafters and sales of works accompanying the exhibition will be conducted in front of the Durban City Hall from August 5 to 7.

For more details, or those interested in buying works should contact Education Department: Phumzile Dlamini /Pat Khoza in the following numbers: 031 3112274/5 or Odette Tolksdorf on 031 266-2978. To book tables contact Busi Mlotshwa from Development Facilitation Department.




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