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Saturday, March 12, 2011


The Bat Centre’s Menzi Mchunu Gallery is to host the Universal Declaration of Human Rights -International Print Portfolio. Published in 1999 by Art for Humanity it will open on March 16.

This is an international collection by artists, consisting of 30 articles - some touching on issues about Right to Equality; Right for Education; Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence; Freedom of Opinion and Information and Freedom from State or Personal Interference in the Above Rights.

The Bat Centre recognises that South Africa is not in isolation when it comes to the issues that affect the world as a whole which is why they feel honoured to exhibit the Art For Humanity UDHR-IPP collection.

This project was arranged to mark the 40th anniversary of the UDHR and was first opened by HH the Dalai Lama at the Durban Art Gallery on National Human Rights Day, December 10, 1999.

The third project sees contributions by artists from 30 countries that have suffered grave human rights abuses, each creating an image based on one of the articles of the UDHR. This global project is convened jointly by Jan Jordaan of the Department of Fine DUT and Vedant Nanackchand of the Fine Arts Department at the University of Johannesburg.

The exhibition runs from March 16 to April 15. The BAT Centre Trust is situated at 45 Maritime Place in the Small Craft Harbour, Durban. More information on 031 332 0451/2079, fax 031 332 2213 or cell 078 089 1040. For details of art exhibitions contact Nomusa Mtshali on 031 332 0451 or email