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Nelson Mandela Art Exhibition


As a tribute to the man the nation respects and admires, the Peacemakers Museum will launch this special exhibition on Mandela Day, Thursday 18 July. This showcase comprises a collection of important artworks either inspired by Mandela, or of Madiba himself, and includes paintings, prints, sculptures, photography, beadwork and cartoons. You’ll be able to view work by artists such as Wayne Barker, Richard Chauke, David Koloane, Jurgen Schadeburg, Kagisa Pat Mautloa, Billy and Jane Makhubele, Johannes Maswanganyi, Collen Maswanganyi, Rankadi Daniel Mosako, Velaphi Mzimba, Roy Ndinisa, Len Sak, Joachim Schonfeldt, Eric Sher, Alfred Thoba, Lena Woolf, Susan Woolf and Zapiro. While some of these artists used resistance art in the battle against Apartheid, others only had the opportunity to follow their dreams after Nelson Mandela was released and democracy began. ‘Mandela’s influence has had a lasting effect on South Africa and the world. His life and deeds have inspired the artists and they are unanimous in their love and praise for the iconic personality,’ says the exhibition’s curator, Natalie Knight. Entrance to the museum is free and the artworks are not for sale. This exhibition will move to London in October, before moving on to other capital cities around the world. Visit the We Love Mandela: Art Inspired by Madiba exhibition at the Peacemakers Museum (Shop L32) and Stephan Welz & Co. Sandton Gallery (Shop L39), Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. The exhibition runs daily from Thursday 18 July until Monday 26 August. The Peacemakers Museum is open from 11am until 7pm Monday to Friday and on weekends from 10am until 6pm. Stephan Welz & Co. Gallery is open daily from 9am until 6pm.  For more information, contact Natalie Knight on 011-485-3606, 082 926 0009 or via nataliegknight@gmail.com. Compiled by Lindi Brownell Meiring