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“South – North Conversations” Exhibition Set To Mesmerise

“South – North Conversations” Exhibition Set To Mesmerise

“South – North Conversations” Exhibition Set To Mesmerise

An evening of eclectic enchantment awaits guests at the upcoming DUT/ARROWSA Jewellery Exhibition.

The exhibition opens on Friday 20 July 2012 at the DUT Art Gallery, Steve Biko Campus.

DUT Jewellery Design and Manufacture students will mesmerise guests with their intricate creations influenced by the theme: “South – North Conversations”, a fusion of South African and Celtic cultural influences.

Bangles, bracelets, filigree earrings, rings and necklaces made of silver, cotton, pearl and Tigers eye will be on sale. Pieces are embellished with labradorite and garnet beads.

The exhibition opening will also include an acoustic set performed by Durban-based band – Anti Retro Vinyls.

The collaborative exhibition is presented by the Durban University of Technology Jewellery Design and Manufacture Department, ARROWSA, UKZN’s Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) as well as Bechet High School.

Jewellery sale proceeds will go towards funding a small group of ARROWSA-Bechet pupils to attend the 2013 Indra (International Development of the Arts for Reconciliation) Global Congress in Derry, UK. The global congress will be an opportunity for young people from existing and potential Indra centres to come together and share their practice, ideas and experience. There will be a wide range of workshop activities, training opportunities, sharing of performances, discussion groups and social activities culminating in a dramatised procession over the Derry Peace Bridge. The Congress will coincide with the UK City of Culture celebrations beginning on Sunday 30 June 2013 and finishing on Saturday 6 July 2013.

The ARROWSA: Art, Culture & Heritage for Peace voluntary non-profit organisation aims to join people from all over the world in art projects as well as face-to-face meetings that break down barriers, promote conflict resolution, reconciliation and understanding.

“We hope to achieve this by sharing our stories, challenging prejudice and stereotypes and developing the arts as a resource for reconciliation and the creative transformation of conflict,” said ARROWSA chairperson, Mary Lange.

For more information or comment; kindly contact DUT Art Gallery Curator
Francesca Verga on 031-373 2207/ 082 720 7635 or e-mail her at

ARROWSA Media Liaison, Sana Ebrahim is available on 082 545 6792.

Venue: DUT Art Gallery, Steve Biko Campus, Gate 2

Date: Friday 20 July at the DUT Art Gallery, Steve Biko Campus.

Exhibition times:

Opens: Friday July 2012 at 17h30pm for 18h00.

Closes: Wednesday August 1 2012.

Pictures are available on request from Sinegugu Ndlovu or Francesca Verga.

Issued by

Sinegugu Ndlovu
Media Officer: DUT
078 615 2662
031 373 2845