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Thursday, June 30, 2011


The publication Dialogue Among Civilisations is a project of Art for Humanity, supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, National Arts Council and Durban University of Technology.

Art and Poetry inspire dignity, respect, pride, and freedom of expression, imagination, recognition of the individual, creativity, excellence and human rights. Published by Art for Humanity, the publication documents the art and poetry collaborations by artists and poets representing 35 countries and six cities with the focus on issues of xenophobia, racism and refugees.

“This series of conversations is aptly attached to current discourse associated with displacement, marginalisation and imagery that is so often located in protest and resistance art forms throughout the world. It foregrounds a series of deeply moving images and poems which remind of the ongoing ability of art to touch at the very nexus of the ethos of an age. Such imagery is powerful enough to galvanize people to reconsider and address the inequalities and prejudice of our age. It is appalling that in the early 21st Century we still face such degrees of inhumanity, objectification and intolerance. We need to reposition ourselves in terms of a single premise: to recognise the light within ourselves, in order to recognise the light within others, in the process restoring our humanity.” (Juliette Leeb-du Toit (Prof) Senior Research Associate, Centre for Visual Art, University of KwaZulu-Natal).

Dialogue Among Civilisations will be launched at the KZNSA Gallery on July 1 at 18h00 when the public can view the exhibition of Limited Edition Prints featured in the publication. All are welcome and refreshments and a light finger supper will be served.

The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood. More information on 031 277 1705 or email: