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Saturday, April 19, 2014


(Everett Duarte, Izidro Duarte & Frances Schandera-Duarte)

An exhibition titled Icons and Elephants has just opened at Riverbend Art Gallery on the lower South Coast, featuring new paintings by Izidro Duarte and Mpenja.
The three Duarte artists join together in this exhibition which is a current collection of smaller pieces.
Izidro Duarte is exhibiting an innovative collection of small semi-relief collages with a play on humorous analogies concerning mythological and biblical characters. Alongside this, he shows a few narrative sculptures and large figurative works.
Mpenja - artist couple (Everett and Frances Duarte) have found a way to express the Africa of today in a contemporary manner. Travelling and painting together, they comment from two perspectives on the same subject. Their observation of the African environment and the African people, with its bounty of beauty, colour and texture feeds their inspiration.
Icons and Elephants runs at Riverbend Art Gallery until April 22 before it moves on to Masa Square in Gaborone in May.
Riverbend Art Gallery is situated at the Riverbend Crocodile Farm, Old Main Road, Southbroom. For more information email or visit or