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Zikoti Magwaza, Umancishana, 2008, terracotta, smoke fired. Magwaza Traditional Authority. Ceramic Technology Laboratory (Anthropology)

Contemporary Traditions and Allusions

The School of Art Gallery is launching an exhibition that connects the art of alumnus PJ Anderson [BFA(Hons)/09] with 10 Zulu artists.

This exhibition, part of the 30th annual 1000 Miles Apart ceramics conference, represents cultural connections around the world through contemporary ceramics and traditional practices.

“This is the first time pieces from Dr. Kent Fowler’s extensive collection of Zulu pottery are being shown publically. It has been a great honour working with Kent to bring his collection to light and to integrate the work of former School of Art student PJ Anderson with the pottery of 10 female Zulu artists who have influenced her practice and are celebrated contemporary artists in their own right. It is gratifying to bring these works together into a common venue where shared yet unique experience co-exists and begins an important conversation,” says Grace Nickel, an award-winning ceramic artist and the conference’s organizer and co-curator.

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