The EUNIC Zimbabwe Cluster (British Council, Alliance Française and the Zimbabwe German Society) and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, would like to invite you to Basket Case II, a visual art and design exhibition, which is funded by the European Union.
The Creative Zimbabwe Basket Case II Exhibition celebrates the best of Zimbabwean basket weaving through art pieces and designs from Binga Craft Centre (Binga), Bulawayo Home Industries (Bulawayo), Lupane Women's Centre (Lupane), Step Trust (Honde Valley) and Zienzele Foundation (Masvingo). This brings together work by five prominent African and European artists who are Ifeoma Anyaeji (Nigeria), Alexandra Bircken (Germany), Tapfuma Gutsa (Zimbabwe), Delaine Le Bas (United Kingdom) and Michel Paysant (France), who have been commissioned to create exciting new pieces which will be on display.
Two acclaimed European designers, Nathalie Crasset (France) and Sebastian Herkner (Germany), have also worked with these communities, drawing from their own expertise and the weavers' traditional craft to develop innovative designs enhancing the communities' range of objects.
Basket Case II is co-curated by Christine Eyene, Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary Art, University of Central Lancashire, and Raphael Chikukwa, Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
Come and be part of this Beautiful Collective and Timeless Experience:
Venue: National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo
Exhibition Opens: 30 January - 21 March 2015