It is with great excitement that we are launching Unlimited Global Alchemy with one year to go before the opening of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It was aproximately a year ago that I was at the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology in Cambridge and saw Nondumiso Hlwele's "body map" painting for the first time, and my ambition to one day artistically collaborate with the Bambanani Group evolved. I am thrilled that my International Unlimited Commission award is enabling me to begin this extraordinary creative journey of a life time. During the next few months I will keep you posted about our international collaborative artistic adventure, and I will look forward to inviting you to our exhibitions in Cambridge at the MAA and London as part of the London 2012 Festival to show you the results.
A launch day message from Nomdumiso in Cape Town.
As a still developing artist, I like the sound of that I have been called an artist many times... and it excites me every time, who would have thought that HIVAIDS can turn to be such a blessing in my life! It is great opportunity for me to be invited to collaborate with an international artist Rachel Gadsden and in London of all places; I believe it will be a beautiful, exciting of sharing our life stories through new art journey working with Rachel and the Bambanani group.
Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 07:07am 23/07/11