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Abstract figure drawing with Siphiwe Mnguni

July 16 @ 13:00 - 15:00

Siphiwe Mnguni Workshop

Following the launch of Sungi Mlengeya’s exhibition (Un)Choreographed and the subsequent panel A New Dawn: Reflections on Body and Movement, the curators have developed two stimulating workshops that will expand on the theme of female empowerment in the exhibition.

These workshops will feature an insight into the practice of two London-based African female artists. Siphiwe Mnguni’s workshop will explore the use of shape, movement, and line. Inspired by Siphiwe’s abstract figure artworks and dual cultural heritage. Participants can engage with concepts around self-exploration, identity, and reconstructing the female gaze. Shannon Bono’s beginner’s life drawing class will expand on the belief that all black women are muses encouraging us to see and depict their light through art and our everyday encounters. Using herself primarily as a muse in her own work as a device to explore her own identity and history, Shannon has paid homage to a myriad of black women from professional football players to those who have been victims of police brutality

During this session, artist Siphiwe Mnguni will explore the self, family, and friendship in portraiture, discussing themes around gender and representation. Participants are invited to bring along nostalgic family/friend portraits that will be the starting point for the drawings. From these images, participants will create their own portraits that will represent a family/friendship heirloom.

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July 16
13:00 - 15:00


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