30 September 2009

visit to Gugulective

when my partner, e Frances White, and i visited South Africa in April, we had not yet met Liesl Theron and Pamella Dlungwana, but had been introduced to them via email by our friends Zanele Muholi and Gabi Ngcobo.  one Saturday, Liesl and Pam took us to visit Gugulective, a fantastic artists' collective in Gugulethu township.  we were hosted by Unathi Sigenu, shown here with a mural painted by him and and another member of the collective, Dathini Mzayiya.

Gulgulective creates exhibits, installations, performances, video screenings, community discussions in the midst of a community far from the art galleries of Cape Town. Gugulective, based at the KwaMlamli shebeen, is a gathering place where everyone gathers to learn from one another.

learn more at gugulective.net

1 comment:

Dyana Valentine said...

This is so cool, mom. I'm really proud of you and amazed by the new ways you are getting your work into the world---keep telling us about this project as it goes. Dy