Contemporary Traditions and Allusions

September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
136 ARTlab
180 Dafoe Rd W Winnipeg
MB R3T 2N2
Sean Moore
(204) 474-7963

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.

What: Contemporary Traditions and Allusions – Anderson, Fowler and Ten Zulu Potters, in conjunction with the 30th annual 1000 Miles Apart ceramics conference, Sept. 26-29, 2019

When: *Exhibition runs from Sept. 4 to 29, 2019*.
Reception on Sept. 26 from 6 – 9 p.m. with keynote address by PJ Anderson and Kent Fowler at 7 p.m., 136 ARTlab (180 Dafoe Rd.)

Where: Exhibition taking place in School of Art Collections Gallery, ARTlab (180 Dafoe Rd.)

During her BFA studies, PJ Anderson joined U of M anthropology professor Kent Fowler, who studies traditional South African pottery, during a field season. While in South Africa she worked with Zulu potters, gaining inspiration from their rich cultural traditions that she infused in her own work that addresses her Jamaican and Aboriginal heritage. The pieces she created for the exhibit bring attention to the historical and current marginalization of people of colour in North America.

Displayed alongside Anderson’s pieces will be the work of 10 female Zulu potters from four communities in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. These women invest their own identity and experiences into their work, while drawing from a tradition that spans thousands of years. The work produced is at once distinctively individual, regional, and “Zulu.”