Art addressing stigma in illness
Gallery 3

30 October 2020 – 21 February 2021

This project aligns with three Stellenbosch University (SU) themes and Social Impact Strategic Plan strategies:

a) Education for all,
b) Social justice/Reducing inequalities
c) Good health and well-being.
It will have an impact by enhancing health in communities through improving communication by using indigenous arts. Through this making the latest research on neurodegenerative disease (such as Alzheimer’s disease) and mental illness (such as depression) available to health educators and community members.

The exhibition comprises of images of cell structures, fluorescence images, artworks and crafts. This presents a unique opportunity to harness science micrographs in cross-talk, thereby enhancing science by communicating in a unique and powerful manner.

Local artists and crafters include:
Gerald Choga, Portia Mphangwa, Nomsa Mukwira, Zacharia Mukwira, Simon Shumi and Zingisa Vula.

View the exhibition brochure for more information on the project, community, artists and artwork here.

Woven Lines by Zacharia Mukwira

Micrograph by Ben Loos


Micrograph by Jurgen Kriel


Glass bead bowl by Nomsa Mukwira


Beadwork by Zingisa Vula