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Remembering the SS Mendi: Exhibition opening

21 February 2017 05:30 PM - 21 February 2017 07:30 PM
Remembering the SS Mendi: Exhibition opening

On the 100th year anniversary of the tragic sinking of the SS Mendi, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will open an exhibition of over 200 sketches culminating in a vast final triptych by local Eastern Cape artist Hillary Graham. This remarkable artwork reimagines this tragedy event in vast series of tableaus depicting victims of this nautical disaster.   This vast collection of artworks is part of the Art Museum’s permanent collection and will be on show to the public from 21 February 2017 until 18 May 2017. 

All are welcome to attend the opening function on: 
Date: 21 February 2017 
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Venue: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth 6001

The exhibition will be opened by the artist Hillary Graham. 

The opening address will be complimented by live music and poetry:  
Lelethu Mahambehlala (Poetic Soul) will perform the famous poem Ukutshona kukaMendi (The Sinking of the Mendi) by S.E.K. Mqhayi and poet Brian Walter will perform a selection of poems from the collection titled Mendi: Poems on the Sinking of the Mendi by Cathal Lagan, Basil Somhlahlo and Brian Walter published in 1994. 

Refreshments will be served. 

RSVP (acceptances only)
Tel: 041 506 2000

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