40th ANNIVERSARY YOUTH MONTH CELEBRATION
In celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 16 June 1976 Soweto uprisings, Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History saw it befitting to host artists and art learners to celebrate youth month through art. This project was prompted by the seldom hosting of art exhibitions by DMSA, the need for the museum to be more visible and the unused outdoor exhibit space. The desire is for this project to be an annual event as it will not only empower the young artist through interacting with each other but also give them an opportunity for their artworks to be exhibited professionally and ultimately building their profiles. These participants will produce artworks depicting their reflection of the Past, Present and the Future. The three 10 metres high artworks were produced on canvas and subsequently will be hanged and displayed outside on the Northern side of the museum.
Forty-five (45) participants took part in this project during a workshop that took place on 11-12 June 2016 held at DMNCH. The City of Tshwane’s Emergency Services will provide a vehicle for the hanging of the artworks on 16 June 2016. The objective of this project is to celebrate this year’s youth month by involving young participants from all races, produce artworks depicting their reflection of the Past, Present and the Future, empower them, especially the learners through a workshop by professional artists and displaying their artworks.
Time: 9:30 – 10:00 16 June 2016
Venue: National Museum of Cultural History
The exhibition will run from 16 June – 31 July.