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Friday, October 23, 2009


Installation by Joan Alkema to run at the KZNSA Gallery from October 27.

As an Afrikaner woman in her sixties, Alkema has lived through various changes in South Africa. It was only in the last five years that she started exploring the history of Afrikaner women. Executing her work by using traditional feminine craft practises and specific motifs, the artist comments on the paucity of information and documentation of Afrikaner women’s history. This exhibition is presented as part of Alkema’s Masters Degree in Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology.

Joan’s Journey will be opened on October 27 at 18h00 with a music performance by Manelis (see article in Music). It will then run until November 15. The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1703, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit