CHANGING THE NARRATIVE
IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S MONTH 2021
A shared language is alive and evolving everyday among society about WOMEN; what they are, what they do and what they embody. A shared interpretation of WOMEN all over the world gets told over and over from one generation to the next. Stories, sayings, metaphors, and myths about WOMEN have existed since Adam & Eve. Our artists can play an essential role in forming & changing narratives that shape our basic concept of women’s identity and their place in the community.
The GFI Art Gallery challenged a group of Eastern Cape female artists to select an outdated or false narrative, saying, story, myth about WOMEN and change it into a new positive one which embodies and inspires the narrative to replace the old. Each artist wrote a short paragraph about their thoughts and inspiration behind their artwork.
Exhibiting Artists include:
Veronica Betani, Natasha Bezuidenhout, Kathy Botha, Kayakazi Citwa, Sandy Coffey, Lorinda Coombs, Cleone Cull, Debra De Beer, Beverley De Lange, Llise Dodd, Lez Dor, Liesl Duthie, Victoria Flowers, Nompumezo Gubevu, Theresa Hardman, Nozeti Makhubalo, Ndileka Mapuma, Bongiwe Maqungo, Estelle Marais, Sanela Maxengana, Billie McNaughton, Bretten-Anne Moolman, Robyn Munnick, Ruth Nesbit, Nosikhumbuzo Jali, Jennifer Ord, Joanne Reen, Nonnie Roodt, Sanelisiwe Singaphi, Jessica Staple, Tori Stowe, Shayla Tricam, Christine Van Aardt, Sarah Walmsley, Lynnley Watson, Andrieta Wentzel, Bianca Whitehead, Monique Wiffen Rorke.