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AN Exquisite photographic exhibition dubbed “Tales of Resilience” is underway at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe until May 27. The showcase presents three different art forms that explore various issues.

The three forms are music, photography and dialogue and the exhibition is hosted by the gallery in partnership with the Austrian Embassy and the Australian Embassy as well as arts organisations like Time’s Up, Kunzwana and Pamberi Trust.

The exhibition creates different facets with which the audience can engage.

An installation by “The Time’s Up” features a series of recorded dialogues and songs that capture the aspect of Tonga culture and just how resilient the culture is.

The choice of recordings is varied and the audience can choose conversations and songs they are interested in.

Tina Auer, a member of the Time’s Up collective said the use of props and media enhances story-telling for the collective.

“We would like people to sit around and choose what they want to listen to.

“We want the work to have effect and draw the audience in and make them more curious.

“The engagement aspect is the cornerstone of our work which provides us with great feedback,” she said.

Visually, the “Tales of Resilience” carries photographic works that were taken by twenty Tonga women from the Siachilaba community.

They are manifestations of a project started in October 2013 when Calvin Dondo and Annie Mpalume facilitated photographic workshops to help the women document their culture better.

This first workshop gave the women skills in photography which they practiced extensively for the following six months until the second workshop that took place last month.

This the organisers says is part of empowerment as well.

On a musical note, Kunzwana is a collaborative group made up of Zimbabwean and Austrian artistes and this forms the third narrative estate in “Tales of Resilience”.

Source : The Herald

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