Women artists celebrated

Mandy Coppes-Martin has her work featured in the Guns and Roses exhibition Picture: Waldo Swiegers.
Mandy Coppes-Martin’s work will befeatured in the Guns & Roses exhibition Picture: Waldo Swiegers.

Galerie Noko in Central is opening a new exhibition Guns & Roses: Rulers of the Last Kingdom on Wednesday, August 24, at 5.30 for 6pm.

The featured artists include Mandy Coppes-Martin, Tanya Poole, Ephia Mbindi, Sharon Moses, Skye Burns, Arlette Franks, Clare Menck, Amy van den Berg, Carmen Ford, Lerato Motau and Rendani Nemakhavhani.

To coincide with National Women’s Month in August, the works on show are by female artists only and have been chosen to fuel or demystify perceptions, notions and discourses around women by women.

“These works extend beyond the physical imageries to explore ideas that span from lineage, resistance, self definition and misappropriation to sexuality and gender,” said gallery director Usen Obot.

“This exhibition features the works of artists who are not afraid to interrogate and navigate their own sense of identity, as well as a few who do not fit into one specific narrative and continue to question their current and future realities.”

Guns and Roses: Rulers of the Last Kingdom will run until September 23.

Gallery hours are 10am to 6pm on weekdays and 10am to 4pm on weekends. Inquiries: Obot, 073-088-5883, or gallery intern Robyn Larkin, (041) 582-2090, or e-mail galerienoko@gmail.com

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