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Pula

Pula

The exhibition is a three-part presentation exploring the concept of "Pula" a Setswana term that refers to 'rain'. It is a metaphor for prosperity, abundance, and exploring the concept of blessings such as through symbolic themes of spirituality & socio-political conversations.

Importantly, this exhibition showcases ongoing conversations and artistic exchanges surrounding the phrase 'Maru A Pula', which translates loosely as the gathering of rainclouds/the promise of blessings.

Which includes looking into the concepts and mediums the artists utilise using portraiture, landscape, and abstraction to convey spiritual and social concerns. Also, through new media arts and mediums of drawing, painting, sculpting and photography.

The featured artists take comfort in the diverse and vibrant scenery of the locations they call home as presented in ‘saturated in colour’.

Furthermore, the concept of a 'labour of love' is examined and shown by the selected artists' creative processes - continued navigation and evolution into resilient contributors to contemporary society.

The exhibition's title highlights the potential for growth, and the proposed participating artists have been directly (or indirectly) influenced by the close encounters and experiences with the ‘human[e] condition’ and subtle references to the social landscape which will be presented in the third and last instalment of Pula.

Invited Artists: Mummy Khumalo, Nompumelelo Ngoma, Mfundo Mthiyane, Lidudumalingani, Lethabo Machele, Earl Abrahams, Tsholofelo Kodisang, Baba Tjeko, Phumelele Tshabalala, Siphamandla Ex, Themba Khumalo, Kneo Mokgopa, Thokozani Mthiyane, Theophelus Rikhotso, Sthu Manaka, Olwethu de Vos, Tumelo Mphela and Thokozani Madonsela.

The exhibition opens to the public at 10:00 on Saturday, 15 June 2024 and will close on Saturday, 27 July 2024.

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