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Sunday, March 6, 2016


(“Moments in Conversation” by Vulindlela Nyoni)

“The Bill of Rights forms the basis of South Africa’s democratic dispensation, guaranteeing the right of equality before the law including the various freedoms fundamental to a life of mutual respect and dignity.” - Albi Sachs

In recognition and celebration of Human Rights month, Art for Humanity presents the 2015 Art of Human Rights print portfolio in a three-week exhibition opening March 8 at the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA).

The AOHR print portfolio is an initiative that mobilised 29 artists and 27 poets to create works that reflect and respond to the values and ideals instilled in the South African Bill of Rights, which is found in Chapter Two of the Constitution. The artists and poets respectively engage with 27 clauses of the Bill of Rights, looking at current socio economic issues still prevalent in South Africa’s democracy.

While aiming to re-inspire and communicate the meaning and spirit of Human Rights to South Africans, the collection also engages on issues that threaten the democracy – issues such as racism, poverty, poor education and lack of access to healthcare and other scourges.

The collection features prolific artists and poets such as Virginia McKenny, Busiswa Gqulu, Andries Botha, Kobus Moolman, Zanele Muholi, Lebo Mashile, Themba Shibase, Khanyi Shusha and contributing articles from prominent individuals such as Dr Ahmed Kathrada, Mike Van Graan, Justice Edward Cameron and Jonathan Jansen.

The exhibition runs from March 9 to 27 at the KZNSA Gallery which is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1705, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit