NWU Botanical Gardens Gallery
#5WOMENARTISTS
The Art of Clay
Curated by Amohelang Mohajane
10 April online exhibition opening | View online

 

Lerato Moleko, Unity, 2016

 

#5WOMENARTISTS is an online campaign launched by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NY) in 2016. The campaign calls attention to the fact that women have not been treated equally in the art world, and remain unrepresented and undervalued in museums, galleries, and auction houses.

The NWU Gallery has been promoting this campaign over the past few years and 2021 is no different. We are proud to be hosting a group show for the selected #5WOMENARTISTS titled, ‘#5WOMENARTISTS | The Art of Clay’. These artists include; Ivy Rihlampfu, Pholile Hlongwane, Boitumelo Machaba, Lerato Moleko and Prudence Magagula.

Their works strongly feature aspects of being a woman, be it strength, resilience, or courage. They use inspiration from daily life, their surroundings and community, the women around them, and those who have shaped them to be who they are today. The works feature a range of themes focusing on gender stereotyping in a male-dominated working space, aspects of faith and spiritual teachings, and environmental awareness.

 

Lerato Moleko

 

Prudence Magagula by Female mine worker

 

Prudence Magagula, Female Mine Worker, 2019

 

Ivy Rihlampfu

 

Boitumelo Machaba

 

Boitumelo Machaba, Bana Ba Metsi-Bana Ba Moya, 2020, White clay

 

Pholile Hlongwane

 

Pholile Hlongwane, Erosion Vessel, Clay

NWU Botanical Gardens Gallery
#5WOMENARTISTS
The Art of Clay
Curated by Amohelang Mohajane
10 April online exhibition opening | View online