You are invited to attend Sit Down and Shut Up! - the Censorship of the Arts Seminar.

  • 13 July 2011
  • General

reedom-of-expressionApartheid and other repressive governments have long feared art, artists and the right of all people to enjoy free artistic expression.

The KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts, together with local artist Bernice Stott, is hosting a Censorship of the Arts Public Seminar.

‘Sit Down and Shut Up' is an awareness-raising event which will gather together eminent affected artists and art commentators as speakers in a seminar and discussion. It is aiming to reach the South African art community and the government to work together against Censorship.

The seminar will have five guest speakers, two of which are artists whose work has been censored. Zanele Muholi, has worked as a community relations officer for the Forum for the Empowerment of Women, a black lesbian organisation. The other artist is internationally renowned sculptor, Andries Botha. Other speakers are Eric Apelgren and Stephen Pete.


The KZNSA Gallery's seminar is partnered by the following organisations: Africalia, The Human Elephant Foundation, Durban University of Technology, Bartel Arts Trust, Art for Humanity, eThekwini Municipality and The Centre for Creative Arts.

‘Sit Down and Shut Up' will take place at Durban University of Technology, City Campus at the Arthur Smith Hall.

For more information you can contact the curator, Bernice Stott on 031 209 8436 or 083 343 8994.



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