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SANAA: A BETTER WORLD THROUGH CREATIVITY
MONDAY 3 FEBRUARY - TUESDAY 24 MARCH
THE BOB HAWKE PRIME MINISTERIAL CENTRE'S KERRY PACKER CIVIC GALLERY

Gallery open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (Thursdays until 7pm)
Hawke Building Level 3, UniSA City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide MAP
Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity

Showcasing the work of contemporary African artists - from grassroots level to some of the continents leading artists, the Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity exhibition returns to the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in 2020. This year’s exhibition includes artwork from Africa's street artists, prolific visual artists and photographers.

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre is also proud to co-present Sanaa Storytelling, Register HEREThese Adelaide Fringe Events are co-presented with Sanaa Ink, as part of the award-winning multi-arts platform, Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity. The platform aims to promote the power of art and creativity and its capacity to bridge cultural gaps.

Use the exhibtion hashtags, #TheHawkeCentre and #ABetterWorldThroughCreativity and follow the exhibition on the instagram accounts,  @TheHawkeCentre and @sanaa_fest

ARTIST TALK: THE ART OF SOCIAL CHANGE 
THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY 4.30PM - 5.30PM
KERRY PACKER CIVIC GALLERY

Register here

Hosted by Stephen Tongun, this is an opportunity to hear first-hand from the artists below. They will share their artistic journey, how they use their art form to positively impact their communities back home, and the changing face of contemporary art in Africa. This will be followed by the exhibition launch from 5.30pm onwards.

INTERNATIONAL STREET AND VISUAL ARTISTS

The work of five visiting African artists will be among the work displayed, with these artists participating in an Artist Talk in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery.

MOH AWUDU, GHANA

MOH AWUDU, GHANA

On walls, on the streets and on canvas, Mohammed Awudu, popularly known as Moh Awudu is one of Ghana’s most prolific artists. He sees himself as an ambassador for the community and street art is his means of shining a bright light, or quite literally, ‘a colorful splash of paint’ in his community.

His versatility ranges from pencil drawing, traditional painting, mural art, graffiti, digital painting and fashion designing.

CHELA, KENYA

CHELA, KENYA

Nancy ‘Chela’ Chelagat Cherwon is one of Kenya’s few female street artists. Despite resistance from her family in the early days, she now earns a living from her skills and continues to trailblaze Nairobi’s arts scene with a mission.

Her work is inspired by the spirit of Africanism and the people of African origin and nature. She mostly depicts women in her art pieces, as well a celebration of motherhood. For Chela, women have the power to bring forth life.

BEAU GRAFF, SENEGAL

BEAU GRAFF, SENEGAL

Artist, portrait painter and designer, Beau graff is also one of Senegal and West Africa’s leading street artists. Developing his creativity from an early age, Beau Graff discovered the world of graffiti in 2008, which was influenced by his love for hip hop and culture.

He is also a member of RBS Crew, who represent a Senegalese youth that is independent, open and committed to a more fair society. True to his word, he also runs graffiti workshops for street children.

JESTINA MULENGA MULENGA, ZAMBIA

JESTINA MULENGA MULENGA, ZAMBIA

Mulenga is a versatile female Zambian artist. She has been practising her artistic skills on a professional level since 2009. A painter, sculptor, writer, performer and photographer, she holds an Art & Design Diploma from Evelyn Hone College of Commerce and Applied Arts and has participated in numerous art exhibitions within Zambia and across Africa.

Her works are typically characterised by palette knife marks and the use of raw colours. “I capture the feeling of a moment and share it with my canvas and palate. At the end of the day it is just a moment [in the journey of life] that I bring out in my artworks.”

VIKTART MWANGI, KENYA

Viktart Mwangi, Kenya

Viktart is fine artist from Nairobi, Kenya. Inspired by beauty and emotions, through art he achieves a sense of self-worth and purpose. As an artist, he aspires to get to a level where his work influences the way people define creativity.

Viktart has been painting since he was young; he grew up watching his dad draw, which inspired him to then make a career out of art. Which today, Viktart is achieving just that.

 

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Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity, as part of the Adelaide Fringe.

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Image Credits:  HERO IMAGE: Chela (Kenya); ABOVE: Left, Samir Shareef (Sudan); Right, Wamala (Uganda)


While the views presented by speakers within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia or The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - and Building our future

The copying and reproduction of any transcripts within the Hawke Centre public program is strictly forbidden without prior arrangements.