Tag Archives: Africa

Eva Campbell: Black Being/Body and Beyond

July 6 – July 26, 2005

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Curated by Astri Wright, Professor in the Department of Art History, UVic

A thirteen year retrospective of Eva Campbell’s work in oil, watercolour and drawing, depicting the female figure, most often of African descent. Campbell’s themes include the exploration of gendered and racial stereotypes. Her paintings portray scenes from her life in Canada, Ghana and the Caribbean.

Botswana Live: An Exhibition of Art and Craftwork

June 5 – August 31, 1994

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Circulated by the Botswana Society in Association with the Botswana National Museum, Monuments, and Art Gallery.

David and Elsie Apivor will bring a sample of Botswana to Canada with the stories they tell. They are a recently retired couple who had lived in Central Africa for twenty years. Their work on an Anglican mission in Botswana took them to many places throughout the country. During their five year travels they collected many stories, most of which are associated with the Bamangwato, one of the principle tribes in Botswana.

The Apivors are members of the Victoria Story Tellers Guild, a group of tellers and listeners dedicated to revitalizing the art of oral tradition. The group meets twice monthly to share stories  that come from the folklore, literature, and imaginations of many cultures. By sharing these stories the Guild hopes to foster understanding of other cultures and other peoples. In connection with the Commonwealth Games, they received a grant from the Arts and Cultural Committee to research and perform stories from commonwealth countries.

Taking Sides in South Africa

January 26 – February 16, 1987

McPherson Library Gallery

This exhibition features twenty-five 16×20 black and white photographs taken by members of AFRAPIX, South Africa’s first non-racial photographer’s co-op. These photographs evoke the spirit of the anti-apartheid movement and its hope that a new society, responsive to the black majority, can be built in South Africa.

AFRAPIX photographers give a balance to the mainstream news photographs of destruction and oppression with affirmative images of resistance and regeneration. This exhibition has been purchased by OXFAM Canada.