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Monday, September 14, 2009


(Pic: Bishop Tutu speaking at a Mass Funeral, KwaThema, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng July1985. Photo: Gille de Vlieg)

RISING UP Together is an exhibition of photos from the 1980s taken by Gille de Vlieg during the Resistance campaigns. de Vlieg was a member of the Black Sash movement and became a photographer during that time. In 1984 she was invited by Paul Weinberg to join Afrapix where she became involved with documentary photography in rural and urban areas.

Her images have been published in newspapers, magazines and books nationally and internationally. From Vukhani Makhozikazi (1985) and Beyond the Barricades (1989) to Women by Women *50 Years of Women's Photography in South Africa'* (2006), they also formed part of the Afrapix monthly packages sent to various European organisations to support their fight against Apartheid.

Her work has been part of collective exhibitions such as People's Portraits (SA National Gallery (1985), Radda Barnen (Sweden 1989), Malibongwe (Netherlands 1990) and others.

RISING UP Together is a survey of her work during the apartheid years and was shown at the National Festival of the Arts prior to its current showing at the Durban Art Gallery. The exhibition runs at the Durban Art Gallery until October 11. Every Wednesday during the showing, the artist will give a walkabout from 11h00 to12 noon. For more information contact 031 311 2264, fax 031 311 2273, or email: