Arts Lounge Africa and RAW Spot Gallery: National Arts Festival events

25 June 2022 -03 July 2022 @ 14:00 - 15:30


June 25, 2022
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Various venues
Event Type:
Social Event


Ruth Simbao

Arts Lounge *Africa *presents a series of seven events for the National Arts Festival in the form of performance interventions, conversations with artists, live music, sip n art, and an exhibition. The programme is curated by Ruth Simbao and Lifang Zhang with the *Arts of Africa & Global Souths* research team, and is supported by the DSI/NRF SARChI research programme in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa.
ZINTOMBI ZAM ZENANI by Viwe Madinda at the RAW Spot Gallery
NAF Art Talk Programme:
Venue: Arts Lounge at the RAW Spot Gallery, 5 Rhodes Ave (cnr Lucas Ave)
Events are all free. See and for the full programme
Healing in the Visual and Performing Arts
25 June, 14:00 - 15:30
Artists Buhlebezwe Siwani, Wynona Mutisi, Viwe Madinda and Sikhumbuzo Makandula discuss healing in relation to their respective art practices
A Conversation with Wezile Harmans
27 June,12:00 - 13:30
Creative writer Mbe Mbhele talks to the artist Wezile Harmans about his interdisciplinary art practice.
Sip n Art: Creating an Art Space on the Move in Makhanda
30 June: 14:00 - 16:00
Join Makhanda artists Viwe Madinda and Juanito Featherstone for an interactive art-making session. The artists will also initiate a discussion about art infrastructure in Makhanda and the idea of a traveling art space
Rhythms in the Eastern Cape: In Communion with Imeva Band and Banned from the Land
1 July, 14:00 - 15:30
Live music performance and a conversation with two bands: Imeva Band and Banned from the Land. Band members discuss their own practices and the music scene in the Eastern Cape
PA’TANMO, a performance intervention by Oluwatosin Tume and a conversation with Oluwasegun Quadri on Archiving Pungent Memories through Pottery Artistry
2 July: 14:00 - 16:00
A Conversation with Eria Nsubuga ‘SANE'
3 July, 14:00 - 15:30
Claire Nalukenge and Mūhunyo Maina interview the Uganda-based visual artist Eria Nsubuga ‘SANE' whose satirical multimedia work grapples with themes of immigration, neo-colonialism, consumerism and the construction of borders

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