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A social Impact Project Exhibition of the Department of Visual Arts, Stellenbosch University.

Exhibiting between Mondays and Fridays from the 16th February to 3rd March 2021 between 9-4pm at GUS gallery corner of Bird and Dorp Streets.

“Arising from a need for critical dialogue on knowledge production, the Reimagining the Arts exhibition is geared towards the documentation of material culture, namely objects, traces and / or events among local communities that can be described as textual (such as poetry, visual art, craft, film, photography and design) and sensory (with interests such as food and the traditional use of herbs) in historically disadvantaged areas around Stellenbosch. During the collection of material culture around Stellenbosch, discussions started to evolve into the sharing of stories, art techniques and mediums. This was the impetus for the RADA project, resulting in this group exhibition.”

Participating Artists:

Francois Mouton (Photographer)

Portia Mpangwa (Beadwork and Jewellery)

Lee Buys (Artist)

Sascha-lee Lawrence (Visual Artist)

Zacharia Mukwira ( Visual Artist)

Audrey Francis (Writer and Poet)

Bronwin Adams (Hospitality Industry)

Chief van Wyngaard (Khoisan Herbalist)

Charmaine Mclaren (Visual Arts)

Thando Dyantyi (Filmmaker and Photographer)


Prof. Elmarie Constandius (Project coordinator) & Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen (Project curator)

Collaborating lecturers: Stephané Conrade, Joani Groenewald, Miriambibi Khan, Ashley Walters.

Audrey Francis – Writer and Poet – Books on Sale at GUS gallery
Khoisan Herbs – Chief van Wyngaard – On display at GUS gallery
Lee Buys – Bonze Art
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