The Warmth of Other Suns

Thursday Aug 1 - Thursday Aug 22       10 High St, Melrose Arch
Throughout August The Melrose Gallery presents an exciting programme of art performances by African contemporary womxn artists. The performances take place inside the gallery where there is also a group art exhibition featuring works by some of the performing artists. Performances are followed by a Q&A with each artist, offering deeper insights into the creative process and the meaning of their work.

Thursday August 1
Performance at 18:00 Jessica Foli - Divine. Feminine. Warrior. A visual and physical exploration of the female form inspired by the historic female warriors of West Africa.
Performance at 19:30 Ulungile Magubane - Mamakhe. An Intensely personal musical piece about nurturing and motherhood, and the unconditional love a mother has for her child.

Thursday August 8
Performance at 18:00 Lebogang Mabusela - Makoti Dreamz presents Old Wives Gunz
Performance at 19:00 Helena Uambembe - My Load I Shall Carry. A moving piece that looks at the normalisation of death and trauma. The performance is followed by a discussion titled 'Performing womanhood in times of trauma'.

Thursday August 15
Performance at 18:00 Bongi Bengu & Monique Mrazek - Spell of the Sensuous. Aiming to "restore beauty harmony and balance" the two artists invite the audience to join in the co-creation of a Mandala (a symbolic gemoetric design that comes from Hindu and Buddhist cultures) made from natural materials.

Thursday August 22
Performance at 18:00 Adejoke Tugbiyele & Banzii Mavuso aka Obie Mavuso - Musician Shows You. Two queer black women explore their upbringing, reflecting on memories of joy and pain in a performance that includes musical renditions sung in isiXhosa and accompanied by ancestral South African instruments. 



Aug 1 2019 - Aug 22 2019
The Melrose Gallery
10 High St, Melrose Arch
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Price/Additional Info

Admission free

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