Oliewenhuis commemorates Youth Day


Oliewenhuis Art Museum invites all residents to join them from Monday to Sunday (15 – 21 June) on their social media platforms for the next instalment of Virtual Re-Collections, as they will be commemorating Youth Day.

According to a statement, with the focus on youth and recognising the important role they play in all sectors of society, this exhibition will include the visual arts sector. The featured exhibition for the week is Beyond Body And Mind, an exhibition curated by the Oliewenhuis Art Museum Guides; Ntswaki Moloi, Baitumetse Moloabi, Keshia Classen, Mary-Jane Letsoalo and Bokang Nkejane.

These young vibrant minds used their creative capacities and skillfully assembled a thought provoking exhibition that questions different concepts about being a woman in the 21st century.

It further explains that the exhibition was curated by selecting artworks from Oliewenhuis Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, The Art Bank South Africa and the Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery and the University of the Free State.

The exhibition features inspiring artists such as; Helen Sebidi, Diane Victor, Noria Mabasa, Justin Dingwall and Norman Catherine. These artists ingeniously and expertly dissect a range of themes through their diverse artistic expressions.

This annual exhibition curated by the Art Museum Guides at Oliewenhuis Art Museum under the mentorship and guidance of the education officer, Yolanda de Kock, forms part of the extensive training and experience provided to the Art Museum Guides during their contract period. They are offered the opportunity to realise an exhibition as a group, through the whole process, from conceptualising the theme, selecting the artworks, writing the curatorial statement and press-release, as well as curating and installing the exhibition in the Annex Gallery.

They also gain practical experience regarding the professional handling and installation of the artworks. Oliewenhuis Art Museum’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OliewenhuisArtMuseum/