Please join The KZNSA Gallery for the exhibition opening of 'Re-Stitching Culture: Indigenous Dolls of South Africa, Australia and Canada' on Tuesday 31 July at 17h30 for 18h00.

  • 30 July 2018
  • Exhibition Opening

Please join The KZNSA Gallery for the exhibition opening of 'Re-Stitching Culture: Indigenous Dolls of South Africa, Australia and Canada' on Tuesday 31 July at 17h30 for 18h00.

 

Photograph by Niamh Ashling

 

Showcasing and bringing together three international examples of doll-making from three indigenous groups. The artists all use doll making to highlight cultural practices that support healing through storytelling, and the sharing of oral personal narratives, which promote the transmission of cultural teachings.

Encountering the Gomeroi gaaynggal program colourful Yarning dolls (Australia); the Six Nations Haudenosaunee People, and their faceless cornhusk dolls (Canada); and the Siyazama Project (South Africa) with their beautiful beaded dolls, that support locally relevant HIV/AIDS education, is an unusual, and unique visual experience.

The ‘Re-Stitching Culture’ collection of dolls, which collectively shows how the local indigenous communities, from each nation, are strengthened through reciprocol, creative and healing processes. This, in turn, supports capacity building for problem solving, and the reclaiming of indigenous knowledge, history and identity.

 

*Reminder to bring membership card for complimentary drink. All are welcome and entrance is free. 


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